Summary

Houston based full stack web developer with a passion for science and technology. I bring strong analytical skills background in Chemical Engineering, Higher Education and Coding that help mission-driven companies and organizations make an impact on their market sector.

Current favorite tech stacks: Front-end React & Redux JavaScript framework and Back-end Ruby on Rails & PostgreSQL database. Other technical skills include - HTML, CSS, GitHub, Photoshop, Sketch.

Technical Projects

Skull-Solitaire Card Game

React & Rails

A fun card game based on a version of Solitaire.

  • Built frontend with React and React Router
  • Backend JSON API created with Ruby on Rails and Sqlite database
  • Authenticated/Authorized with JSON Web Token (JWT)
Technologies used:
  • React
  • Ruby on Rails
  • Photoshop
  • Javascript
  • HTML/CSS
  • SQL

Flatxpo

React & Redux

Flatxpo is project showcase platform where user can post their projects, look at others, and make comments or like. (username: demo/pass: demo)

  • Developed Backend Ruby on Rails JSON API, ActiveRecord, ActiveStorage and PostgreSQL database
  • Built frontend with React, React Router and Redux
  • Authenticated/Authorized with JSON Web Token (JWT)
  • Styled frontend with SemanticUI

Technologies used:

  • React
  • Redux
  • Ruby on Rails
  • SQL
  • SemanticUI
  • ActiveStorage

TANKCOIN Trading App

JavaScript & Rails

A cryptocurrency trading simulation game where external events might impact your investment. At the end of the session, users can see performance analytics.

  • Created backend JSON API on Ruby on Rails and PostgreSQL database
  • Authenticated/Authorized with JSON Web Token (JWT)
  • Built frontend with Javascript and ChartJs
  • Styled frontend with Material UI

Technologies used:

  • Ruby
  • Rails
  • JavaScript
  • JWT
  • ChartJs
  • SQL
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • MaterialUI

Technical Experience

Full Stack Software Engineering

Flatiron School
Aug 2018 - Present

An intensive in-person training program for well-rounded, modern software engineering with the skills necessary to launch careers in web development. The 525+ hrs program was designed with the modular approach with lectures, individual, pair programing, group projects, code challenges, and technical presentation.

Achievements:

Studied and developed application with a variety of web technologies:

  • Programing fundamentals: HTML5 & CSS, Object-oriented programing, Ruby, SQL, Object Relational Mappers.
  • Web framewords: Ruby/Sinatra and Ruby on Rails.
  • JavaScript and functional programing
  • Front-end frameworks React with Redux for state management and Rails Back-end JSON API with PostgreSQL Database.

Technologies:

  • Ruby
  • Rails
  • VanilaJS
  • React
  • Redux
  • SQL
  • ActiveRecord
  • Git
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • MaterialUI
  • SemanticUI

Web designer/developer

Quetek
Jan 2018 - Jul 2018

Developed, designed, and maintained websites for their client using WordPress CMS.

Quetek Consulting Corp.

Quetek is a Houston based company focus on developing Data Recovery technologies. The scope of project is to redesign website and implement help-desk and e-commerce technologies.

Visual Intelligence Inc

Visual Intelligent Inc is a Houston based company focus on developing GIS camera sensor technologies. The scope of project is to redesign the old site to modern reponsive and bring market value of the company by using visual aids. The project also includes deployment and maintenance using cPanel.

Technologies:

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Woo-commerce
  • Wordpress
  • Javascript
  • PHP
  • HTML/CSS
  • MySQL
  • cPanel

Webmaster

VNHV (Non-profit)
2017 - Present

VNHV is a non-profit education organization with mission to provide Vietnamese language and cultural education to Houston Vietnamese community. My role is to redesign, optimize SEO and maintaine organization website. Also deployed AZURE Cloud SQL server for School Registration and Information System.

Technologies:

  • Wordpress
  • JavaScript
  • PHP
  • SQL
  • HTML/SASS
  • Microsoft Azure

VP of Technology (S.E. Asia)

Hylect LLC
2016 - 2017
  • Developed mobile fuel-cell application for SE Asia market
  • Led product development team to create fuel efficient clean tech product

Skills:

  • Fuel-Cell
  • Methanol
  • Clean-Tech
  • Hydrogen
  • Catalysis

Sr. Engineer (Scientist)

Everette Energy LLC
2015 - 2016
  • Principal scientist for implementing cutting-edge non-thermal plasma technology for hydrogen production
  • Led research team to innovate and build next-generation steam reformer for fuel-cell applications

Technologies used:

  • plasma
  • natural gas
  • reforming
  • hydrogen

Visiting Assistant Professor (full-time)

University of Houston
2011 - 2015
  • Full-time teaching organic, physical chemistry and reactor design
  • Research in natural gas reforming and application of carbon-nanotubes in material design.

Courses:

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Advanced Kinetics
  • Biofuels

Skills & Tools

Frontend

  • Javascript
  • React
  • Redux
  • HTML/CSS

Backend

  • Ruby/Rails
  • Node.js/Express
  • SQL/SQLite/PostgreSQL
  • JWT/OAuth for REST APIs
  • WordPress/Woocommerce

Others

  • Swift
  • PHP
  • TDD
  • Git
  • Heroku
  • AWS/Azure
  • Photoshop
  • Sketch

Education

  • Software Engineering
    Flatiron School
    Aug 2018 - Dec 2018
  • PhD in Chemical Engineering
    University of Oklahoma
    2005 - 2010

Language

  • Vietnamese (Native)
  • English (Professional)

Interests

  • Coding
  • Reading
  • Drawing