Sunny Chan

Computer Science at UWaterloo

Skills
Programming Languages
Swift, Java, Python, Objective-C, C#, C++, Scheme (proficient)
Go, JavaScript, HTML/CSS (in progress)
Media
Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects
Experience
iOS Engineer — Robinhood Market Inc.
Palo Alto, CA (Jan - Apr 2018)
Software Engineer — Donald Glover (Childish Gambino)
Remote (Oct 2017 - Present)
  • Worked with product manager and backend engineers to develop and release the second major iteration of the PHAROS event app (built with Xamarin in C#), which provides customized ticketing and merchandising solutions to the upcoming PHAROS event in New Zealand November 2018
  • Implemented features including dynamic backgrounds to provide an exclusive experience for ticket holders and dynamic QR codes to prevent scalping
iOS Engineer — Tinder Inc.
Los Angeles, CA (May - Aug 2017)
Software Engineer — Uber Technologies Inc.
San Francisco, CA (Aug - Dec 2016)
  • Major contributions to Streamgate (a real-time messaging service in Java with Netty), including connection pooling (2X speed improvement), metrics integration and asynchronous unit testing
  • Optimized status update experience for Uber riders in Go and Javascript by pushing real-time updates to mobile apps
  • Measured and analyzed network efficiency of the real-time push channel on the new Uber iOS app in Swift
Mobile Software Engineer — Eventbrite Inc.
San Francisco, CA (Jan - Apr 2016)
  • Restyled the Eventbrite Organizer iOS app in Swift with programmatic Auto Layout
  • Worked closely with designers to build modular UI components (reused across the app)
  • Independently completed hardware integration for a new third-party credit card reader with creative workarounds against SDK limitations
  • Automated the process of taking localized screenshots with XCUITest
iOS Developer — Kik Interactive Inc.
Waterloo, ON (May - Aug 2015)
  • Implemented the serialization and persistence layer and the UI for Suggested Responses (a feature that enables frictionless interaction with bots on Kik Messenger)
  • Built the UI for interacting with Kik Codes (scannable QR codes that enable instant connections with users and bots)
  • Developed a protocol that deep-links any in-app settings page
Game Developer — Skytree Digital Ltd.
Hong Kong (Jan - Aug 2014)
  • Collaborated with a graphic designer to design and develop Dodge or Die, a mini-game for iOS and Android (built using C# and Unity)
Projects
Founder / iOS Developer — Magnet Pig
Hong Kong (Sep 2011 - Oct 2013)
  • Founded a team of five in high school to design, develop and market Magnet Pig, a physics-based puzzle game for iOS (built using Objective-C, Cocos2D)
  • Ranked the Top Paid App on the Hong Kong App Store at launch
Awards
WWDC 2015 Scholarship — Apple Inc.
San Francisco, CA (June 2015)
  • One of 350 students worldwide selected to attend WWDC 2015
  • Developed a highly interactive “about me” app with custom UI components to showcases my creativity and technical skills
WWDC 2014 Scholarship — Apple Inc.
San Francisco, CA (June 2014)
  • One of 200 students worldwide selected to attend WWDC 2014
  • Developed a highly interactive “about me” app with custom UI components to showcases my creativity and technical skills
WWDC 2013 Scholarship — Apple Inc.
San Francisco, CA (June 2013)
  • One of 150 students worldwide selected to attend WWDC 2013
Education
Bachelor of Computer Science — University of Waterloo
Waterloo, ON (Sep 2014 - Apr 2019)