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.
Code for AmericaPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
Innovate Your StateSan Jose, California
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.
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
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