My name is Jasmine.

I am

Born in Hong Kong, studied aboard in New Zealand, and briefly ventured into Australia, I am currently starting a new chapter in Los Angeles, California, pursuing a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Computer Science at the University of Southern California (USC).


My journey as a developer began during lockdown when I took Tap Tap Kaboom's class and built a one-page Minions wikipedia. Fast forward to today, I have had the privilege of interning as a Software Engineer at Serato, the world's best DJ and music production software company, designing and developing websites for startups and non-profits, and winning multiple hackathons and start-up incubators.


I am passionate about all things technology, especially front-end software development, project management, and UI/UX design, and I am a firm believer in placing humanity in the centre of technology.

This site is proudly awarded the CSSDA (CSS Design Awards) Special Kudos Award and Best UI, UX & Innovation Award.


Where I worked.

Dec 2022 - Feb 2023

Serato

Junior Software Engineer - Intern

Contributed to the development of Serato Visualizer, a video creator for music producers, in a cross-functional team

Maintenance, development, and research of software products

Analysis, design, implementation, developer testing, and technical documentation of software

Assisted in the estimation and planning of large software projects

Vue.js
TypeScript
PHP
REST API
Git

May 2022 - Nov 2022

Power Trip

Web Developer

Redeveloped Power Trip's website using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

Proactively liaised with the CEO and translated discussions into innovative design solutions

Produced prototypes using Figma and validated design decisions through competitive website analysis and user testing

Implemented responsive web design and tested cross-browser and cross-device compatibility

HTML
CSS
JavaScript
Figma
Testing

Stuff I built.

Featured project

Sequence

A whiteboard tool for choice-driven writers to map out storylines with a flow diagram and publish their work.

React
Firebase
React Flow
Data Synchronization
React Hooks
Component Lifecycle

Featured project

WISA website

A website for the Wellington International Students' Association with over 2k monthly visits.

HTML
CSS
Javascript
Responsive
CSS Grid
AWS S3
Load Speed Optimisation

Featured project

Pacman 2.0

A complete recreation of the classic Pacman game using PyGame through LeMaster Tech's tutorial.

PyGame
Game Development
Object-Oriented Programming
Collision Detection
Event Handling
Pathfinding Algorithms

Noteworthy project

Pokémon Cards

A program that allows users to view, add, and search (or partial term search) for their Pokémon cards.

# Java
# GUI
# Hashmap
# Object-Oriented Programming
# ArrayList
# Search/Sort Algorithm

Noteworthy project

Wah Fu website

A bilingual (English and Traditional Chinese) website for the Wah Fu Church of Christ in Hong Kong.

# HTML
# CSS
# JavaScript
# SEO
# Language Switch
# Sidebar Menus
# Responsive Web Design

Noteworthy project

The Y0 forum

A forum for Aotearoa youth, where they can register, login, post, edit, search for, and filter opportunities.

# PHP
# UserAuth
# MySQL
# Database
# SQL Queries
# Input Validation
# Agile Methdologies

Stuff I designed.

Mindfull

A proof-of-concept mobile app that helps people with eating disorders rebuild their relationship with food through food journalling, mood tracking, and mindful eating.


2023 UNSW Digital Makers Competition — Judges' Award for Social Impact

Figma prototype

Buddy Up

A social platform aimed at addressing loneliness among Australian university students by helping people find others to go to events and study with.


2023 UNSW New Wave Faculty of Engineering Award ($2,500) & People’s Choice Award ($1,500)

Pitch deck

Card Game

A card game inspired by my favourite movie of all time: Everything Everywhere All At Once.


"Everything Everywhere All at Once: Card Game universe"
Figma prototype

Stuff I did.

  • Software Developer @ USC LavaLab

    Feb 2024 - May 2024

    LavaLab is USC's premier startup incubator that admits the top 5% of USC's most talented product managers, designers, and developers

    Developed Sequence, an interactive story writing and reading tool, which captured the interest of several established authors and publishing houses

    Built a whiteboard tool for writers, enabling them to create movable objects via drag-and-drop, write their content, and adjust connectors to map out storylines

  • Careers Director @ UNSW Digital Society

    Sep 2023 - Dec 2023

    UNSW Digital Society is a rapidly growing society that focusses on Digital Strategy, UX/UI Design & Innovation

    Coordinated logistics, liased with guest speakers, and MC'd at career-related events, such as mock interview workshops

    Proposed "Digi Cafe" initiaitve, a space for students to work on their passion projects with the support of their peers

  • Technical Co-Founder @ Buddy Up

    Jul 2023 - Dec 2023

    Co-founded and pitched Buddy Up, a social platform aimed at addressing loneliness in Australian universities by helping people find others to go to events and study with

    Validated the start-up through market research, user interviews, and MVP development & testing

    Completed a 7-week masterclass on entrepreneurial skills such as design thinking


      UNSW New Wave Faculty of Engineering Award (A$2,500)

      UNSW New Wave People’s Choice Award (A$1,500)

  • Mathematics Tutor @ Maths Words Not Squiggles

    Oct 2023 - Dec 2023

    Provide one-on-one and group tutoring services for 20+ students in Mathematics

    Curated personalized teaching plans and targeted practices based on tutees’ needs

    Actively communicated with tutees' parents to update them with tutees' progress

    Implemented behaviour management to maintain a conducive learning environment

  • President @ Wellington International Students' Association

    Jan 2021 - Dec 2022

    WISA is the largest umbrella group that connects international and domestic students in Welligton through social events

    Launched an intercollegiate orientation event, welcoming 140+ students to Wellington

    Directed a multicultural performance night to raise funds for the a Vietnamese charity

    Established a buddy programme to pair international students with local students


      New Zealand GirlBoss Award — Community category

  • Founder @ Code Club WGC

    Feb 2022 - Nov 2022

    Designed project-based curriculum in Python, AutoCAD, and Arduino

    Prepared slideshows and materials for weekly meetings with 30+ members

    Assisted in hosting and coaching Programming Challenge for Girls (PC4G)

    Initiated multiple speaker events and seminars to empower Women in Tech

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I am always on the look out for opportunities that enable me to grow personally and professionally, as well as to connect with like-minded, or different-minded, individuals.


Whether you have an opportunity, piece of advice, question, or simply want to say hi, my inbox is always open!