About Me

I am an experienced full-stack developer with a diverse academic background. I have obtained a diploma in Computer Programming from Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology, where I was recognized with High Honours for graduating with a 4.0 GPA. Additionally, I hold an Honours Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Toronto where I specialized in biology. Experience as a manager as well as an academic tutor has given me valuable people management and public speaking skills.

I have recently decided to co-found a company called CoolCat Innovations where we focus on bringing innovative accessible technology to everyone. With a strong grasp of the human physiology I am able to fully utilize my knowledge and experience in software development to better conceptualize innovative solutions to the now outdated field of assistive technology.

Feel free to contact me if you would like to work together or just chat for a bit. I always enjoy being challenged and am always excited to learn new skills. I am a quick learner, who will always strive to meet and exceed expectations. Let me help your company produce software with:

  • Clear, extensible code.
  • Innovative solutions.
  • Strong emphasis on usability.
Andrew Li

EXPERIENCE


2018 - Current

Co-founder of CoolCat Innovations

I have become a co-founder with 3 others to start a company focused on modernizing accessible technology, making it more readily available for those who need it. We are currently pre-revenue but have a working proof of concept and are working on obtaining funding as well as finalizing a design for a new micro-processor. My roles include planning, executing, and overseeing all operations with other co-founders. To learn more come visit our website: www.coolcats.tech.

2017 - Current

Freelance Software Developer

I work on requested projects, building and/or debugging websites and applications. During and after improving processes and features of the applications requested, I continue to provide support for any questions.

2017

Jr. Developer at University of Toronto

Upgraded and enhanced the web application "Vocabulary Enhancement Accelerator". Upgraded to newest version of PHP and laravel. Using Jquery, Javascript, PHP, HTML, CSS, and bootstrap on a Laravel 5.4 framework to implement new modules and features based on use cases listed in the business requirements document created by the project manager and the client.

2016 - 2018

Tutor/ SLG Leader

Assessed tutee knowledge, using effective communication to reiterate and clarify concepts learned in class as well as introducing new and supporting information; increasing comprehension. Would facilitate Supportive learning groups by inviting students to attend, organizing lesson plans, leading group discussions, and ensuring comprehension of learning material.

2016 - 2017

Student at Seneca College

Rigorous theoretical background in subjects which include: programming and web programming languages, system methodologies (object oriented analysis and design), internet client and server side development, design and maintenance of database systems, data communication, security, data structures and algorithms, and a variety of operating systems. I have recently graduated with High Honours for graduating with a 4.0 GPA.

MY SKILLS






C
C++
Java
HTML5
CSS3
PHP
JavaScript
SQL

With an enthusiasm for self-growth and a passion for programming, I am quick to learn new languages, environments, and technologies.

  • Knowledge in system development and application life cycles
  • Full-stack web development
  • Implementing reusable code with appropriate documentation
  • Debugging problem areas
  • Database design and analysis

Why Me?

PERSONAL PROJECTS


Sonacles?

Sonacles

December, 2017 Hardware, Arduino IDE, C++, CSS, HTML, JavaScript, Visual Studios

Originally for a hackathon project (Hackability), Sonacles was developed as a modern and innovative hearing aid in the form of glasses. These hearing aids use bone conduction rather than air conduction. We placed finalist in the competition and have started CoolCat Innovations to bring this product to the market.

Check it out !
What The Pixel?

What The Pixel?

Sept, 2016 Android Studio, Java, XML

This game is based on the IOS version. by Alexander Li. The player will see a pixelated picture within a category and a group of possible letters. They try to guess what it is. A trivia game I created where the player tries to guess the pixelated picture with the use of power ups.

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Scream Into The Void

Scream Into The Void

Oct, 2015 Android Studios, Java, XML

A simple app based on the website Scream Into the Void presented on an episode of Last Week Tonight. It lets the user say any hateful things they would usually say on a forum but it deletes it forever. I tried to mimic the app feel an behaviour as much as I could from the show.

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WORK PROJECTS


University of Toronto

Vocabulary Enhacenment Accelerator

2017 Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP, Laravel, HTML, CSS, AJAX, jQuery, JavaScript, Bootstrap

This application was developed for The Information and Instructional Technology Services (IITS) department at The University of Toronto. The Vocabulary Enhancement Accelerator is a web application used on blackboard as a learning tool. This application is a set of modules, used to help new English speakers achieve a higher level of English proficiency at an accelerated rate. As lead and sole developer, I had ample opportunity to work along side the project manager and client; learning and providing input at every stage of the development process.