But you can call me Matt.
I work on unscrambling your problems.
That's me! I'm currently studying the arcane art of computer science at the University of California, Los Angeles. I working with computers - making websites, apps, frameworks, backends, designing semi-cool things, and occasionally sneaking in some video games.
I have a few other loves too! I enjoy working with kids (i.e. community service and camp counselling), especially teaching them about technology like computer science or robotics. I'm a big politics and economics junkie, born from years of competitive high school debating and Model UN. And, I love writing about social issues, current affairs, and music, as well as exploring new mediums to convey those stories - though I'm no Ta-Nehisi Coates!
And come up with mediocre puns.
Picked from my library of pun facts. Refresh
I occasionally do things. Here are the big ones.
GitHub Repository Website Visual Work Mobile App Desktop App
Did print layout for school newspaper using InDesign, created infographics with Illustrator and Photoshop, wrote and edited articles.
Wrote Electron + Angular app for helping chairs in Model UN. Used a Travis CI pipeline to package and distribute app. Managed Mac App Store distribution.
For business competition, developed front-end (Jekyll + Bootstrap) and backend (PHP + mySQL) for food inventory web-app. Developed iOS and Android app using Ionic Framework (Cordova + AngularJS).
Developed CSS framework using SASS and Grunt, set up Travis CI jobs to build, test, and distribute files. Documented framework online.
My personal blog, developed with Liteweight (self-made CSS framework) and Jekyll.
Created front-end website (Jekyll + Bootstrap) and registration backend (PHP + mySQL) for Model United Nations Conference. Designed promotional materials (i.e. nametags, placards, delegate package), managed printing, and documented design process.
Created website to track house points for high school. Built with Bulma, Chart.js, and Firebase. Website includes authentication flow but has no file-based backend, and is deployed to GitHub Pages.
Led design and tech team of 15. Designed front-end website (Jekyll + Bootstrap) and registration backend (v1 PHP + mySQL, v2 React + Firebase) for current affairs conference. Designed promotional materials (i.e. nametags, delegate package, posters), developed sorting algorithm for event choice, managed printing, and documented the design process.
I have some smaller projects too! They're still pretty cool, and you should check them out!
But only if you want to, I don't want to force you.
You can also find fragments of code and defunct projects on my GitHub profile.
I wrote all the code for this website (sans fonts), including the CSS framework! Check it out on GitHub.
I am sometimes good at things.
I know my way around HTML + CSS, JS and a big chunk of its massive ecosystem (Node, React, Angular, Ionic/Cordova, Electron, jQuery), and I can comfortably code in Java, Python (Django), PHP, and Ruby. I'm familiar with SQL, mySQL, phpmyadmin, and Firebase, I've managed several webservers (Nginx and Apache), and am comfortable with the command line. And, of course, I using git/GitHub.
Making things pretty is pretty cool: I mainly focus on digital design, event materials, and print publications, though I have experience with organizational branding, marketing materials, UI/UX design, and product prototyping. I've worked with large-scale events, student organisations, publications, and companies. I try to make things look pretty with Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.
I'm passionate about education, and what I do shows it. I've spent hundreds of hours teaching in peer-tutoring programs, and I started a few educational programs at my school: creating curriculums, organising instructors, and teaching students 4-week courses on Computer Science and Robotics. I set up a brand new robotics camp at UCC Summer Camps, creating a new curriculum, doing hiring, and managing a large budget + inventory.
I've helped organise a lot of events in my high school "career", ranging from technical roles like creating a registration system to administrative roles where we decide an event's "vision". I've done operations and event management at conferences with over 1000 attendees, and can help at any segment in the pipeline.
My most well-known skill is making killer instant noodles. My secret is to just follow the instructions on the box.
I work with people, companies, and things.
Need a reference, or want to see more of my work? Shoot me an email!
I was also a Hydration Specialist and Seating Apparatus Thermal Engineer (read: water boy and benchwarmer) for my high school football team, before I got a concussion in non-contact football.
Most of the time, I don't win things. Sometimes though, I do. I'm as surprised as you are.
Not to brag, but I also have 3 participation ribbons from houseleague hockey, am a previous record holder of "World's Youngest Person", and I was TIME Magazine's Person of the Year in 2006. Plus, I'm the second coolest Matthew Wang I know.