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Skills Resume

February 2nd, 2014 | Posted by pftq in Random Stuff | #
A short summary of the skills I've accumulated throughout my life, almost all of which are self-taught (school only confused me and made up names for things I was already doing <_< ).  Much thanks for the support from online gaming communities I was active with in 2003-2007 back when the internet was much smaller.  I have been programming and making games since I was 12, creating short films and composing music since I was 14, and trading stocks since I was 18.  My latest projects and activities can be found at my creations page.

Technology and Multimedia
• Programming: HTML/CSS, PHP, (My)SQL, Java(Script), AS3, C++/#, Hadoop, Ruby, Python
• Video/Photo: After Effects, Premiere, Encore, Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator.
   - Post, Compositing, Keying, Lighting, Motion Tracking, Match Moving, Rotoscoping.
• Music: FL Studio, Audition, Pro Tools, Max/MSP, Synthesizer V, Disco.
   - Composition / Arrangement / Mixing / Mastering.
   - Improvisation, Playing Piano by Ear.
• Games/VR/AR: Unity, Unreal, Vive/Rift, Leap Motion. Cinematics, Level/Map Design, Multiplayer.

Organizational / Communications
• Founded filmmaking group in high school. Direct/shot/edited 26 short films.
• Varsity Speech and Debate in high school (Acting/Improv), Top-Scoring Member Academic Decathlon.
• Officer of 10 clubs in college, 8 in high school. Instructor of 2 student-led courses in college.

Stocks, Options, and Algorithmic Trading
• Technical and Quantitative Analysis. Created a trading guide & paper trading system.
• Creator of Tech Trader, a fully autonomous system trading w/o human intervention since 2012.
• 1st Place with +196.70% gain in college investment group Fall 2011 contest and again in Spring 2012.

Writings and Books
• Author of God’s Flashlight on "sci-fi" topics such as God, AI, immortality.
• Author of Three Tiers of Mind on motivation and personality types.

Miscellaneous Skills   
• Ambidextrous tennis with two rackets. Forehand, backhand, and serves with either hand. NTRP 4.0.
• Intermediate dance in Swing, International Standard/Latin. Competed up to Silver during college.
• Intermediate skiing.  Blue / Black Diamond.
• Diamond ELO 1v1 in Starcraft.
• 1700+ ELO in chess.
• Plays poker without looking at cards. And built a bot that won 1st place with real money.

• Taught myself programming and web development in one summer while one-handed from a broken wrist.
• Edited a 20-min short film in 7 days over spring break non-stop without sleeping.
• Survived a week on a half-gallon of ice cream from being dead-broke briefly after college.
• Has never had coffee or alcohol.
• Was officer of 12 student groups while taking 8 classes/semester in both college and high school.
• Able to easily do one-handed pullups and pushups, though more from weighing little than being strong.
• Does most things w/o glasses, including tennis and skiing, despite being too blind to read past than 4 inches.
• Splits time in 3 cities, SF/NYC/LA, while also spending several months a year in Europe and Japan.

• 2nd place in citywide math contest at age 11. Took Math 87 twice because school had no higher class.  Ironically, since then, everyone's assumed I was bad at math because of the other interests I started picking up.
• 4.0 GPA (straight-As) K-12 school, including always taking AP classes when available (and scored 5/5 on Calculus BC AP exam to surprise of everyone, who always accused me of doing things the wrong way). 3.5 GPA in college but mainly because I stopped caring after 2nd year (was straight As up until trying to take 26 units / 8 classes in a single semester to graduate sooner).

Student Groups
• Canasta Club, President
• Filmmaking Club, Webmaster
• Investment Club, VP of Marketing
• Graphic Design Club, VP of Technology
• Rotaract, Marketing Director
• American Red Cross, Webmaster
• Tennis Club, Webmaster
• Ballroom Team, Webmaster
• Swing Dancing Club, Webmaster

High School:
• Filmmaking Club, President/Founder
• Academic Decathlon, Top-Scoring Member
• Varsity Tennis, Top 6
• Varsity Speech and Debate, "Quasi-Captain"
• Scholarship Federation, VP of Communications
• National Honors Society, VP of Membership
• Math Team, Webmaster
• MESA, Webmaster
• Key Club, Webmaster
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