Hey there!

My name is Matthew Wang

But you can call me Matt.

I work on unscrambling your problems.

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Who's Matt?

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!

In my spare time, I do some blogging, listen to music, and read.

And come up with mediocre puns.

Pun Fact

Picked from my library of pun facts. Refresh

My Projects & Work

I occasionally do things. Here are the big ones.

GitHub Repository Website Visual Work Mobile App Desktop App



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.

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I wrote all the code for this website (sans fonts), including the CSS framework! Check it out on GitHub.

Skills

I am sometimes good at things.

Full Stack Development

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.

Graphic Design and Layout

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.

Educational Experiences

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.

Event Organisation

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.


Want a more formal, detailed breakdown? Check out my résumé, or send me an email.

Instant Fact

My most well-known skill is making killer instant noodles. My secret is to just follow the instructions on the box.

Work and Extracurricular Experience

I work with people, companies, and things.


Need a reference, or want to see more of my work? Shoot me an email!

Not So Fun Fact

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.

Achievements

Most of the time, I don't win things. Sometimes though, I do. I'm as surprised as you are.

Technically True Fun Fact

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.

Contact Me

I won't byte, I promise.