Alvin Tang

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About Me

Biography

Greetings! I am a computer science student specializing in software engineering at the University of Toronto, with a keen interest in web development. The thrill coming from building a virtual product that many may use, makes me want to continue on this path, and maybe discover new ones.

My interests in the field of computer science started when I built a website to post homework due dates for fellow class mates in middle school. This allowed me to learn about front-end web development, which was perfectly aligned at the time when major HTML5 and CSS3 standards were coming straight out of the minds of the W3C and into major browsers. From that period on, I chose to progress my knowledge, so I learned back-end development with PHP, and also enrolled in all the computer science classes that my high school could offered. As years progressed, I have learned multiple languages, frameworks and new methodologies from past classes, projects, or work terms.

I continuously strive to refine and expand my knowledge in the field of computer science. If you think I am a good match for an opportunity, I would be glad to hear about it.

Technical Skills

  • Front-end

    HTML5 // CSS3 // JavaScript // jQuery // Bootstrap

  • Back-end

    Python 3 // Java // Django

  • Deployment

    Ubuntu // Apache 2 // PAAS on Microsoft Azure

  • Other Mentions

    MySQL // Microsoft SQL Server // Git (+ Github)

Education

Honours Bachelors of Science, Candidate // Sept 2016 - Present

Specialist in Computer Science - Software Engineering, Co-op

University of Toronto

Experience

Software Developer, Web and Mobile // May 2019 - Present

OpenText

On Co-op at OpenText Corporation, one of Canada's largest software companies, working on the AppWorks Gateway Development Team.

Vice President of Information Technology / Product Manager and Lead Developer // Mar 2019 - Present

LIVE Competition

Currently acting as a product manager and lead developer of three other student developers, focusing on building a new platform with Django 2.2, Angular 8, and other technologies.

Full Stack Developer // Mar 2018 - Mar 2019

LIVE Competition

Developed an online dashboard with Django, powered using IaaS and PaaS on Azure through a Microsoft collaboration; used by sponsors, 160 delegates, and 30+ judges within the competition.

Instructor // May 2018 - Sept 2018

Project Include

Built a curriculum on the basic foundations of coding, which was implemented with 30 children in neighborhoods with low incomes. Taught courses in HTML/CSS and Python basics.

Web Developer and Technical Support // Jan 2018 - Apr 2018

Public Services and Procurement Canada

Created and modified government websites following W3C standards using the WET framework for the front-end and ColdFusion for the back-end.

Get in touch

Open-minded for any opportunities in Toronto or around the world.

Phone
+1 647-785-8122
Email
alvin.tang@mail.utoronto.ca