about me.

Software Engineer

Independent Developer 

Product Manager

Hobby Designer


Tech Zealot

Fashion Lover

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  • ​Role: independent developer

  • HereInPittsburgh is a Craigslist for Chinese community in Pittsburgh, helping users with second-hand trading, housing, and events advertising. Hopefully it can smooth people's life in Pittsburgh, helping users get rid of the tedious and inefficient WeChat groups.

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HereInPittsburgh                                                   Jun 2017 - Now

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  • Developed a mobile application to calculate tip and split the bill between friends (available on Google Play and iTunes).

  • Independently designed and implemented this app on both iOS and Android platforms, using React Native.

  • JavaScript code styled by Airbnb JavaScript Style Guide.

Smiley Tip - Tip Calculator                            Nov 2017 - Jan 2018

Zihan XIE

Developer | Learner

            Hobby Works    Jan.  2015

  • Worked as a product manager intern in a startup company, reporting to the founder of this company.

  • Collected, analyzed and reported user feedbacks of two core products (with more than 50,000,000 total downloads in Android stores). Collaborated with the development team; increased the downloads by 3.2%.

  • Independently took charge of a set of products, which were downloaded over 10,000 times in various application stores.

Internship: Product Manager at 卓大师       Nov 2013 - Feb 2014

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  • ​Role: full-stack developer, database designer

  • Co-worker: Ruoyu Li

  • Developed an online shopping website with features like login/log out, shopping cart, checking out, and searching.

E-Commerce Website in PHP & MySQL    Sep 2016 - Dec 2016

  • ​Role: front-end developer, visualization designer

  • Co-worker: Yue Su (data analyst, visualization designer)

  • Designed and built an information visualization system based on U.S. News and Q.S. datasets, exploring university rankings at institution, chronological, and country level.

  • Helped GSPIA(Graduate School of Public and International Affairs) in Pitt with an research on Chinese education, awarded Taraknath Das Foundation Prize Award for best paper written on Asian topics in 2017 academic year.

Sushi: Visualization System for Exploring and Comparing World University Rankings     Sep 2016 - Mar 2017

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