Alex

Alex Yu

I'm a Full Stack Developer, High School Student, Aspiring Entrepreneur

About Me

Alex

I'm Alex, a grade 11 student passionate about the intersection of technology and business. I'm driven towards opportunities to learn, grow, and build valuable connections, especially the potential to work with others to create real impact.

Python

React

C++

Flutter

Skills

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

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 - Present

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.

November 2019 - Present

Student, Accelerate Program

Program designed in partnership with corporations, universities, and high schools to help students acquire skills in professional development, self-reflection, and impactful leadership.

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
Web

Jammming

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Jammming

The capstone project for the React course on Codecademy.

Jammming is a web app that uses the Spotify API to search for songs and create playlists that can then be saved to your account.

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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.

Visit the site
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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AR

Rogers Continuous

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Rogers Continuous

An AR app that guides users through a step-by-step process of fixing their technical problems.

Rogers Continuous is built with Unity and used Vuforia Engine to power the Augmented Reality. The server used to run router diagnosis is hosted on a Raspberry Pi 3 and was written in Flask and C#.

This project was submitted to Elevate Tech Jam 2019.

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AR, Web

AR Periodic Table Trends Viewer

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AR Periodic Table Trends Viewer

This project was built with AR.js, a lightweight library for Augmented Reality. Using markers, 3D models can be shown in the camera feed.

For this project, 4 models are available: Atomic Radius (AR), Electron Affinity (EA), Electronegativity (EN), Ionization Energy (IE).

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Other

MacinTouch

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MacinTouch

An affordable hardware hack that brings amazing touchscreen capabilities to the MacBook and integrates with your existing workflows.

Using object detection algorithms and homography, it can detect when a user taps the screen. The hardware component was created with household items that amount to less than $5 in total.

This project was submitted to Hack The 6ix 2019.

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Articles

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