Daniel Truong

Hi! I'm excited to see you here. Learn more about me below.

Who am I?

A developer, student, and leader.

I am a college student studying Computer Science at University of California, San Diego, graduating in June 2022. Ever since I was a kid, I'd always been in love with technology. I learned how to code during junior year of high school. And since then, I've become a Software Engineer, committed to learning as much as I can about technology, and providing others the opportunity to code by running technical workshops. In my spare time, I like to play Super Smash Bros Ultimate (Mario main), take lots of photos, travel, and eat tons of food with friends.


My belief has always been that anybody in the world is capable of making a difference. I'm always excited to meet new people, because I enjoy hearing other people's experiences. This philsophy is encapsulated within one of my favorite quotes:

"Sometimes it is the people no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine." - Alan Turing, The Imitation Game

I am always seeking new opportunities. Please feel free to contact me if you'd like to work together, or if you just have any questions about my experiences.


Incoming SWE Intern @ Microsoft
Summer 2020

I will be on the Microsoft Azure team in Redmond, Washington. I am very excited to receive this opportunity and for what's to come this upcoming summer.

Engineering Practicum Intern @ Google
Summer 2019

As an intern with the Google Admin Console Enterprise Team, I finished two projects. First, I developed several features which allowed other Googlers to view and perform actions on database content, directly from the UI. Secondly, my partner and I created an error injection feature, allowing other Googlers to insert errors into the UI, immediately being able to view the UI's response in that situation. During this experience, I wrote unit tests, integration tests, developed several design documents, and submitted numerous code reviews.

Co-Founder and Technical Events Director @ ACM UCSD
February 2019 - Present

ACM UCSD (or Association for Computing Machinery) is computing organization with the goal of promoting computing excellence to all people interested in technology. I was part of a group of 10 people who felt that a computing community was much needed on campus, and thus we founded ACM UCSD. My role in this org is to teach workshops, most of which focus on web development. I have taught 10+ workshops to 250+ students, about topics such as the MERN Stack, HTML/CSS, and Deployment, and plan to teach a total of 20 workshops to 700+ students by the end of the school year.

Data Technical IT Assistant
November 2018 - Present

As a developer for the Student Financial Solutions department for UCSD, I've developed & troubleshooted several technical projects which help make processes more efficient. First, I developed and troubleshooted a credit card refund processer using Microsoft Access, used by workers who fulfill refunds requested by students at school. I've also started the development of a refund generator web application. Most notably, I've developed several C# Windows Applications, using the HostExplorer library to allow workers to submit thousands of pieces of data through one application. Throughout these projects, I've had to communicate with the team to understand the features needed from the application and maintained several documents of project documentation and analysis.

Projects

Here some of the many projects that I've worked throughout my journey!

Don't Back Out

IOT slouch detector device which helps users fix their bad habits of bad posture, using Arduino and Android Studio.

roadblock

In a world where the safety of users are more and more prioritized, we created a web app which allows users to find the safest route between two locations.

Ron Swanson & Dogs Twitter Bot

Based on my love for the show, Parks and Rec, I created a Twitter Bot which would (ironically) post a quote by Ron Swanson with a picture of a cute dog.

Flock

Through this app, people could find/post local events happening around them, using JavaScript and Python. This project was made during the Computer Science Summer Institute at Google.

Interested in seeing more projects?

Check out my Github!

Get in touch with me!

Feel free to reach out to me at any time and I'll get back to you as soon as possible.