A driven student.
Shooting above the clouds.
A Bit About Me.
Where I Am
Hi there, I'm Simon. Welcome to my website!
I'm a senior year student pursuing a Computer Science and Business Administration double degree. Since taking my first programming course in high school, coding has been a hobby for me. But while it was nice doing programming competitions for fun, I very quickly came to realize that the world of technology is immensely more real and exhilarating when it is the primary force driving the present into the future.
Where I'm Going
As the information age starts to consume more and more of our lives, I believe that it's up to a cohort of technologists to build the products and businesses that will become the foundations for a new and transformed society. I'm deeply grateful to have been born into such exciting times and aspire to be one such technologist that will impart a wave of positive change across the world.
"Men are not born great...
They grow great."
- The Godfather
Facebook May 2016 - Aug 2016
Data Scientist, Analytics Intern
- Ideated, published, and presented 8 product data analyses which initiated 6 experiments with gains in core metrics, inspired new ranking features/methods, guided a UI revamp launch, and influenced overall product vision for FB post searching (Hive/Presto, R)
- Increased experimentation agility by debugging 4+ tests with unexpected metric changes and creating 3 analysis tools (SQL, Python)
Palantir Sept 2016 - Dec 2016
Forward Deployed Engineer Intern
- Built and managed sales data integration pipelines backing 5 client-facing tools for Palantir's largest commercial contract (Spark, Java)
- Removed network/disk IO to reduce a pipeline's latency by 90\% and successfully pushed the team to adopt new efficiency practices
Social Capital (VC firm) Jan 2016 - Apr 2016
Venture Capital Intern, FellowData and Growth
- Built and deployed a user analytics web app employing techniques invented by the original FB growth team (Django, PostgreSQL)
- Maintained data infrastructure used to make investment decisions (AWS, Node.js)
Bloomberg Jan 2015 - Apr 2015
Financial Software Engineer InternFixed Income Core Calculations
Paralucent May 2014 - Aug 2014
Web Developer Internparalucent.com
- Implemented a cloud file management web app (PHP, MySQL)
- Created a financial funds calculator for the Bank of Montreal (C\#, SQL Server)
Tactic Hive Mar 2014 - Nov 2014
Web Developer, UI/UX Designer
- 1 of 4 core members at UWaterloo based start-up creating a community web app for Dota 2 gamers
- Built website to host tournaments for 2000+ users (Ruby on Rails)
- Designed company website, info graphics, business cards etc.
"Design is not just what it looks and feels like.
Design is how it works."
- Steve Jobs
I always love meeting new people so please feel free to contact me by phone, text message or email at anytime. The form to your right sends messages directly to my inbox. I will reply as soon as possible.