Andrew Chou

About

I'm a software engineer, open web enthusiast, and digital explorer currently based in NYC. I love to venture into the various corners of the internet and the diversity of programming always captures my curiosity. Most of my experience is in web development, primarily with front-end technologies. Other technological interests include geospatial applications, local-first technologies, and programming language theory.

Outside of the nerd/geek things, I'm an avid urban explorer (i.e. I like to walk excessive distances) and food-lover. I also swear to no end when I play various videogames on my Nintendo Switch with my family and friends.

Things I've been thinking about recently:

  • Addressing climate change and environmental sustainability challenges as a technologist
  • How exhausting it is be in startup-land and VC environments in general

Things I've been learning recently:

Projects

Work

  • Frontend developer @ Digital Democracy (Jun 2021 – Current)
  • Software engineer @ Hatch (Oct 2020 – Jun 2021)
  • Software engineer @ Consider (Feb 2019 – Mar 2020)
  • Software engineer @ Wayfair (Oct 2018 – Feb 2019)
  • Civic Digital Fellow @ Coding it Forward (Jun 2018 – Aug 2018)

Tech

I'm comfortable with:

  • HTML/CSS/JavaScript
  • TypeScript
  • React
  • React Native
  • Electron
  • GraphQL (e.g. Relay)
  • CSS-in-JS (e.g. Emotion)
  • Git workflows

I can at least find my way around:

  • Shell scripting (e.g. Bash)
  • NodeJS
  • Ruby (on Rails)
  • Python
  • Database querying and management (e.g. SQL)

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