Alex

Alex Yu

I'm a Full Stack Developer, High School Student, Lifelong Learner

About Me

Alex

I'm Alex, a high school senior passionate about development and cognition. I'm driven towards opportunities to learn, grow, and build valuable connections. I love working with others to create cool things.

React

Node

Python

C++

Interests

UI/UX design

Machine Learning

Python with TensorFlow, PyTorch, and Keras for data science and deep learning projects.

UI/UX design

Web Development

React for front-end development and Python or JavaScript backend with FastAPI, Flask, and Express.

UI/UX design

Digital Design

Adobe Suite including Photoshop, Premiere Pro, XD, and other tools including Figma and Canva.

Experience

April 2020 - Present

Developer, Ursa.io

Ursa.io aims to make postsecondary education more accessible through sustainable financing. Repsonsible for designing and developing a mobile app to help students understand their finances and track payments.

July 2019 - Present

Fellow, DMZ Sandbox

DMZ Sandbox helps emerging entrepreneurs refine their business ideas and develop the skills needed to build a leading and competitive Canadian tech company.

October 2019 - May 2020

Chief Technology Officer, Stackd

Responsible for leading a team of developers and designers to build a social platform for League of Legends intended to reduce harassment and promote inclusivity online.

January 2020

Mentor, StarterHacks

Mentor for Canada's first and largest beginner-focused hackathon. Helped teams with development, design, and business-related topics.

July 2019

Summer Institute Student, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto

Educated about topics in public health and healthcare through a multidisciplinary approach involving eHealth Innovation at the University Health Network (UHN).

September 2018 - July 2019

Innovator, The Knowledge Society

Collaboratively explored cutting-edge topics and developed skills with guidance from mentors in North America's leading innovation program.

Portfolio

  • Everything
  • Web
  • ML
  • AR
  • Other
Other

C0D3L8R

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C0D3L8R - Hack the North

A VSCode extension that translates variables, function names, comments, and syntax documentation for non-native English speakers, to make coding accessible for everyone.

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Web

Green Machine

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Green Machine - HackMIT IBM-MIT Green Compute Challenge

A web app that estimates and visualizes the carbon cost of running machine learning models to raise awareness for the environmental impact of high-performance computing.

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Web

Acorn Qualification App

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Acorn Qualification App - DocuSign Good Code Hackathon

An application built for the Forest Stewardship Council to help them qualify companies for a remote audit based on input requirements and geospatial risk.

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Other

Confluence Text Analytics

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Confluence Text Analytics - Atlassian Codegeist

An Atlassian Forge application that uses the IBM Watson Natural Language Processing APIs for text analytics on Confluence documents.

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Web

Stackd.gg Website

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Stackd.gg Website

Built the website for Stackd.gg, an inclusive gaming platform designed to reduce toxicity through feedback and vertification.

Used React for front-end, Discord API for authentication, FastAPI and Amazon Web Services for deployment and database hosting.

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ML

NeuraScale

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NeuraScale

A Super Resolution Generative Adversarial Network (SRGAN) with the purpose of upscaling image resolutions by a factor of two using deep learning. This way, a picture which initially appears pixellated and/or blurry can be modified so that the features are quite more distinguishable.

Esed TensorFlow 2.0 as the API for creating and training the SRGAN. The model was built with Keras and trained on the MS COCO Dataset. Numpy, Matplotlib, and several other libraries were used for image preprocessing.

Winner of the #PoweredByTF 2.0 Challenge.

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