Leo Jiang

Web Developer, Software Engineer, Machine Learning Engineer

Welcome

Hi! I'm currently working as a remote software engineer at Lime, a startup in San Francisco. I recently graduated from the University of Waterloo.

This site is a quick intro to myself for recruiters, new friends, and anyone who might be interested in who I am.

My primary hobby is coding. I've been coding for over 10 years. I started by modifying video games, then moved on to making websites and apps. I'm currently working on machine learning algorithmic trading bots for cryptocurrencies. I also enjoy playing board games and video games; traveling; learning about philosophy, psychology, and science; and learning about other people's perspectives on life.

2018

LimeBike

Remote Software Engineer

Fixing inefficiencies in the organization using machine learning.

University of Waterloo

Bachelor of Computer Science, Psychology Minor

Dean's Honors List, President's Scholarship.

2017

Pinterest

Machine Learning Intern, SEO Team

Trained a model to classify whether search terms are "appropriate" as Pinterest topics.

Created SEO experiments such as re-ranking Pin descriptions and leveraging Pin buttons for backlinks.

2016

Facebook

Front-End Intern, Content Creation Team

Allowed users to save drafts on web.

Decreased perceived wait time for uploading media.

Google

Software Engineering Intern, Chrome Metrics Team

Wrote a tool to find unused logging in Chrome's source code and automatically remove them.

Built visualizations of high-dimensional Chrome usage data.

Hackathons

TreeHacks - made a web app to help strangers become friends

Launch Hackathon - made a website to find and share local events (link)

2015

Square

Software Engineering Intern, Online Store Team

Helped build an online marketplace for Square's merchants.

Hackathons

DeltaHacks - made an Android app to help colorblind persons differentiate more colors, won Best Mobile Hack and 3rd place overall (link)

Cal Hacks - made a web inspector with gesture controls using a Leap Motion (link)

2014

Hackathons

Hack the North - made a web tool to find trends on Twitter (link)

2011 - 2014

OmniFeed

Built a website that made reading news quicker by recommending relevant news articles and summarizing them. Attained 100k monthly visitors.

Web Team Leader

Led a team of around 10 students to build the school website. We also gave each teacher a blog and helped administrators build tools to work more efficiently.

Programming Club Leader

Taught students competitive programming techniques and organized teams to participate in programming competitions.

2008 - 2010

Linksku

Built a social bookmarking site to share and discover interesting links. I probably learned most of my web development skills by building Linksku, such as Javascript, PHP, MySQL, Linux, SEO, marketing, and computer security.

Projects

OmniFeed

2012 - 2016 (shut down)

OmniFeed removes the clutter from your news feed to make it easier to find the news you care about.

Linksku

2010 - 2012 (shut down)

Linksku allows users to share and discover links to the most popular sites and articles on the Internet.

WP Tutor.io

2016 - 2017

WPTutor.io is a blog for WordPress tutorials, tips, and tricks.

Crypto Trading Bots

2017 - 2018

Experimenting with various trading strategies. I may open source some of it soon.

Significant Influences on My Life

Rich Dad Poor Dad

Rich Dad Poor Dad made me want to become an entrepreneur.

The Social Network

The Social Network inspired me to want to start an Internet startup and build the "next big thing".

Drive

Drive renewed my interest in learning for fun (as opposed to learning for high grades).

Connect With Leo

No Github?

I prefer to write proprietary code that could turn into a startup. Check out my Stack Overflow profile to see the types of technologies I work with.