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Michael Tang

Knowledge Base

Languages
HTML5, CSS3, Javascript (jQuery/Dojo), PHP, Java
Specialties
Web Design, UX Design, Game Programming
Concepts
Agile Development (Scrum), Design Patterns (Pragmatic Design), Big O notation
Software
Eclipse, Git, SVN, UNIX-based systems, Atlassian Jira

Work Experience

Ticketmaster

Software Development Intern

  • Working on a rewrite of Ticketmaster's core backend services into Java
  • Participated on a Scrum development team (and the Agile development process)
  • Own and provide support for an internal testing tool

StudentRND

Volunteer

  • Taught interested high school students concepts in HTML/CSS and Java
  • Provided assistance to some of StudentRND's summer incubator teams
  • Worked with StudentRND to redesign website (collaboratively via Github)

Seattle Parks and Recreation

Lifeguard/Instructor

  • I interact with patrons on a daily basis to provide information or resolve conflicts
  • Coached/Instructed people all ages with varying skill levels how to swim
  • Occasionally supervise the facility when both coordinators are out

Seattle Chinese Biomedical Association

Webmaster

  • Maintained website for the nonprofit organization, Seattle Chinese Biomedical Association
  • Posted updates about the organization read by hundreds of people
  • Transitioned website from static pages to a CMS website platform

Projects

CodeDay December

Collaborative Project

  • Participated in a 24 hour coding competition
  • Collaborated in a group of three to build a fully HTML5 game
  • Won best overall out of 27 teams

GitHub Repositories

Self-directed

  • Contains open source repositories of many of my current and past coding projects
  • Built entirely in my free time
  • Explores subjects such as OpenGL and WebSockets

Gamemaker Projects

Self-directed

  • Learned game programming in the game development framework, Gamemaker
  • Became involved in the Gamemaker Community forums, creating open source game engines still downloaded and used today
  • Posted videos of Gamemaker engines I've worked on and a short series teaching new programmers about pixel perfect collision

Education

University of Washington

University

  • Pre-engineering, on my way to Computer Science
  • 3.4 GPA

Roosevelt High School

High School

  • Took six AP courses, including: AP Calculus BC, AP Physics, AP Japanese, etc.

Awards

Associated Board of the Royal School of Music
Grade 8 practical exam, grade 5 music theory exam (with distinction)
College Board | SAT, ACT, AP Accreditor
AP Scholar with Distinction (2011)
Washington State Honors Award
Top 10% of High School Students (2011)