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Andrew Dai

Creative problem solver and coder, often in databases and distributed systems

Experience

Heap

Software Engineer San Francisco, California June 2018 - present
  • Sped up database query performance on a petabyte-scale PostgreSQL cluster by 2x while halving the cost curve

  • Lowered odds of customer-visible outage by an order of magnitude at no additional cost

  • Led backend development of new analysis features, including Path Analysis

  • Collaborated with Product Management as well as other engineers to set milestones and create execution plans

Square

Intern San Francisco, California and Remote May 2017 - August 2017, October 2017 - January 2018
  • Updated tools and utilities for host maintainence, application monitoring, and deployment configuration management

  • Created a health monitoring service used in critical infrastructure, reducing network load

  • Continued to work remote part-time during the school year

Applied Predictive Technologies

Intern Washington, D.C. May 2016 - August 2016
  • Migrated core SQL Server schema while increasing extensibility while maintaining backwards compatibility

  • Developed a new homepage for the core product to enable more complex analysis and increase feature adoption

InterSystems Corporation

Intern Cambridge, Massachusetts and Remote May 2015 - March 2016
  • Designed and developed a dynamic web application for bug and feature tracking using Angular.js and Caché ObjectScript

  • Continued to work remote part-time during the school year

Education

Georgia Institute of Technology

Atlanta, Georgia August 2014 - May 2018

Bachelors of Science in Computer Science with Highest Honors and a minor in Sociology

  • Research: Developed novel data visualizations at the Information Interfaces Lab under the direction of Dr. John Stasko

  • Involvement: Project Rise Up 4 CS (Developer) with Professor Barbara Ericson, Girls Who Code (Facilitator)

  • Awards: Faculty Honors (2 semesters), Dean’s List (6 semesters)

Involvement

HackGT

Director, formerly Tech Team Georgia Tech, Atlanta, Georgia December 2015 - November 2017
  • Led a team of students which raised over $250,000 in sponsorship funding and organized events for over 1,000 students

  • Started a “learnathon” because of disparities in local CS education — 300+ high school students attended

  • Shifted outreach focus to under-represented minorities in STEM and created beginner-friendly environments

  • Doubled the size of the organization and increased the scope to include more undergraduates at Georgia Tech

Skills