Resume

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EMAIL: leojkwan@gmail.com
PHONE: 646-267-6276
GITHUB: @leojkwan
LINKEDIN: @leojkwan

 

BIO


With a background in physical therapy and sports performance, my biggest strength is found in collaborative environments because I appreciate the different approaches others bring to solving a problem. Whether it’s a disgruntled post-surgical patient or a more efficient way for objects in code to communicate with each other— I am quick in finding ways to contribute and create a positive impact in an organization.

Like most programmers without a traditional computer science degree, I started programming through self-interest. It was during the rising popularity of wearable technology when I realized computer programming was so versatile that it could relate entirely to what I did as a strength coach at New York University.

Eventually, I applied to the Flatiron School, where I met some of the most knowledgable instructors who have helped grow as a junior developer. I built a strong foundation of object oriented programming as well as the Cocoa Framework, particularly in Objective-C. Currently, I’d love to contribute my efforts to a growing company in New York City, while continually expanding my strength in programming.

When not coding, I enjoy playing basketball, lifting with my kettle bells, and shooting with my DSLR camera!

 

APPLICATIONS BUILT


Traveler

An app that connects tourists with locals who provide unique themed tours of their city.

+ Integrated Google Places Autocomplete API for searching and selecting locations when creating a tour.

+ Implemented a custom delegate for clean communication between view controllers.

+ Used Parse backend services to manage tour guide and tourist relationships.

Muse

A journaling app with music pinning capabilities; users can revisit old entries that playback pinned songs from the moment of writing.

+ Leveraged MPMediaQuery with NSPredicate filters to identify the currently playing song.

+ Integrated MPMusicPlayerController to play pinned songs from Apple Music and local library.

+ Used Parse backend services to store journal entries along with its accompanying music playlist.