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Yan-Yin Choy

Software Engineer

San José, California

Hi! I’m a software engineer with a focus on user-centered design and product development. I’m a versatile leader that values teamwork, problem solving and results. My mission is to leverage technology to make the world a better place.



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, a software engineer with a focus on user-centered design and product development. I’m a versatile leader that values team work, problem solving and results. My mission is to leverage technology to make the world a better place.


At Caravan Studios, I manage product development. I also collaborate with engineers in Brazil to develop an open source web portal for librarians to manage data on recycling facilities. As Captain of Code for San José, I use technology to bridge the gap between the public and government. Here, I led a team to launch a web app, Renter’s Rights Guide.


As a former nonprofit manager, I facilitated product development, 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, dancing 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, Sass

Frameworks: Rails, Node.js, Express, React

Databases: MongoDB, PostgreSQL, SQL

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

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

Tools & More: Heroku, Docker, Git, jQuery, Jekyll, GatsbyJS, WordPress

Let's Connect!

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