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Yan-Yin Choy

Software Engineer

San José, California

Hi! I'm a software engineer with a focus on product and people. My mission is to build great software that has a meaningful impact on people. I want to collaborate with talented, multidisciplinary teams.



Projects



Public Speaking

Yan Yin Choy lightning talk at Brigade Congress 2017

Lightning Talk: Renter's Rights Guide

Brigade Congress

Code for America

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
October 2017

Pitch: Renter's Rights Guide

Civic & Gov Tech Showcase

Innovate Your State

San Jose, California
September 2017


About

Hi! I’m Yan-Yin Choy and my mission is to build great software that has a meaningful impact on people. I want to collaborate with talented, multidisciplinary teams. I am a software engineer with a focus on product and people. I’m a versatile leader that values problem solving, teamwork, creativity and strategy.

As Captain of Code for San José, I build a community of makers, developers and civil servants to use technology to bridge the gap between the public and government. I lead open source projects: Heart of the Valley - an open data visualization of public art, and Renter’s Rights Guide, a tool to help San José renters know their rights. Previously, at Caravan Studios, I managed product development of open source web and mobile apps for waste reduction in Brazil. I collaborated with engineers in Brazil to design and build an open source web portal for data management.

As a former nonprofit manager, I facilitated product development, partnerships, programs, and interns. As Director of New Leaders Council Silicon Valley, I executed fundraising strategy and leadership development for young leaders. I graduated from San José State University and General Assembly. When I’m not coding, I enjoy hiking, local music and art.

Interested in collaborating? View my resume. Let's connect!


Awards

Most Original Project, Hack the Patriarchy, October 2017

Honorable Mention, CTRL ALT DELETE HATE Hackathon, April 2017

Lee Sturtevant 'Woman Warrior' Award, DAWN, Aug 2015

Skills

Languages: JavaScript, Ruby, GraphQL, HTML, CSS

Frameworks: Rails, Node.js, Express, React

Databases: MongoDB, PostgreSQL, SQL

Development Tools Docker, Travis CI, Coveralls, Heroku, Git

Design: Wireframing, Prototyping, Multimedia Design, Balsamiq, Bootstrap, Semantic UI, Material-UI, Canva

Leadership: Strategy, Agile Product Development, Product Development, Project Management, Public Speaking, Strong Communications, Fundraising, Grantwriting, Marketing

Let's Connect!

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