Hi there! My name is

Kevin Tam

Software Engineer

I'm an aspiring Software Engineer studying Computer Science at Brooklyn College, as well as an active contributor to the tech community at Brooklyn College.

About Me

Hello! I'm Kevin, an aspiring Software Engineer studying Computer Science at Brooklyn College. I develop innovative software and applications to help solve problems and overcome challenges, all with a variety of modern technologies and frameworks.

I'm an active contributor to Brooklyn College's tech community as a Microsoft Student Ambassador, a former Executive Board Member of our Computer Science Club, and a Co-Founder and two-time Event Organizer for Hack Brooklyn, our college's premier hackathon. My goal is to help members in our community to learn and grow in a safe, warm, and welcoming environment.

Projects

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Hack Brooklyn Plaza is the the full-stack digital platform developed exclusively for Hack Brooklyn, Brooklyn College's annual hackathon.

The platform helped 150+ participants to apply for admission, form teams with other participants, build a personalized event schedule, receive push notifications about the latest event updates, and more. In addition, the platform enabled the event's organizers to view and respond to submitted applications, post upcoming events and announcements, and manage user accounts directly on the platform.

  • Engineered a digital hackathon platform to enable over 150 admitted applicants to access the event’s main activities.
  • Reclaimed over $2.9k for the event budget by reproducing premium features from other paid services on the platform.
  • Increased user engagement by 60% by implementing real-time push notifications to notify users about event updates.

Club Connect is the online portal for the Brooklyn College Computer Science Club, complete with a public REST API for use by our club members.

The portal enabled 500+ club members to browse club events, view announcements, explore useful Computer Science resources, and more. In addition, it provided the club's admins and the executive board with an easy way to post new events and announcements for the world to see.

  • Developed a portal and REST API with over 70,000 requests/month to enable 500+ members to access the club online.
  • Gained an 85% increase in members by building a new registration system on the portal to simplify the signup process.
  • Accelerated performance by over 400% by rewriting the application using Next.js to pre-render 90% of the app’s views.
  • Saved the club admins 50+ hours/semester by implementing a new event management system for quicker publishing.

The official website for Hack Brooklyn, Brooklyn College's premiere collegiate hackathon.

  • Built a website to promote the college’s first hackathon to prospective attendees and sponsors, achieving 3,500+ visits.
  • Improved performance by 3x and reduced data usage by 3.5x by optimizing assets and performing Lighthouse audits.
  • Coordinated with a team of 6 in an Agile environment using Trello, GitHub Projects, and the Git Flow workflow.