Rick Zhang's Resumé

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Dec 4, 2013 (3 years and 6 months ago)

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Rick Zhang

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3A

Term


Academics

University of Waterloo













2010
-
2015



Candidate for
a
Bachelor of
Computer Science, completed 3
A.

Sir Winston Churchill High School

















2007
-
2010



Graduated with a cumulative average of 88%
















I
nternational Baccalaureate

Pr
ogram
(Math and English)









2008
-
2010

Yu Feng Chinese School















1999
-
2008



Graduated with an average o
f 98%


Professional Experience

Mercatus Technologies

Inc.
:
Web

Developer







September 2012



Present



PHP, MySQL: Developed
a

web application comprised of 30 PHP pages with a total of 18
00 lines of code that allows
the user to cre
ate, clone, modify, and deactivate entries in
numerous
database tables. Used LDAP and
SSL capabilities
to increase the security of the application
.





Mongo DB:
E
xtract
ed statistical data from databases to monitor changes and new releases.



AngularJs, Vertx, Groovy: Worked on an internal
web
site that allowed
employees

in the company
to ask quest
ions.
Questions and answers would be pushed to any watchers via an event bus.



HTML, CSS, JavaScript: Webmaster for Price Chopper groceries. Handled over 100 tickets using JIRA to address
content updates and bugs on the site. Maintained a high level of clie
nt satisfaction through direct communication and
timely updates.



Gave a 2 hour live demonstration of the company's content management system to the client over WebEx and wrote a
20
-
page user manual descri
bing its features and functions
.

General Dynamics C
anada
: Software
Engineer








May 2011


September 2011



.NET, C#: Designed
and implemented
a GUI that allows the user to open, manipulate, and save XML files to pre
-
defined destinations
.
Saved Canadian soldiers several minutes of t
ime.



.NET, C#:
Wrote a program t
hat watches folders and moves files as they are created inside the folde
r to user
-
defined
destinations. Eliminated the need for a worker to manually move files and folders.


Extra
-
curricular
Activities and
Other
Accomplishme
nts

Business Ventures



Ch
-
Ch
-
Ch
-
Cherries
: Founder











Summer 2010

o

Managed all aspects of the
cherry venture
, including hiring employees and implementing key
initiatives
resulting in over $2
,300 in total profits
.

o

Negotiated
c
ontract terms with suppli
ers and developed
a business strategy

to distribute cherries
.



R&S Lawn Mowing
: Co
-
Founder











Summer 2010

o

Successfully marketed the business and effectively managed costs resulting in over $
1
350 in total profit
.

o

Developed and maintained

valuable customer relationships.

o

Coupled
sales
with Ch
-
Ch
-
Ch
-
Cherries to provide
exceptional
deals for customers
and maximize profit

Other Accomplishments:

Started producing original tracks and instrumentals under the name “Callisto”





2013

Achieved

Diamond II (0.1 percentile) in League of Legends on North American server




2013

Wrote a Whack
-
a
-
mole application on
the
Android

Operating System






2012

Made a personal website at
http://therickzhang.com

using
JavaScript

and CSS





2012

W
rote a Love Calculator Application

in C#









2012

Qualified for
Waterloo

Regional Tournament

in badminton








2012


Graduated Grade 5 in piano and started learning songs played on the radio






2011

Organized the
High School
Graduation
Banquet and Dance for the class of 2010





2010

Interests:

Programming,
piano,

badminton, basketball, writing,
soccer,
poetry,

acapella,

hip
-
hop,
and debate