Hi there! I'm

Kevin Tam

Software Engineer

About Me

Hello! I'm Kevin, an aspiring Software Engineer. I develop innovative software and applications to help solve problems and overcome challenges, all with a broad variety of technologies and frameworks.

During my time as a student at Brooklyn College, I was an active contributor to our university's thriving tech community. I believe that education is the key to success, and there's always something new to learn. As a former Executive Board Member of the Brooklyn College Computer Science Club, I made it my goal for my team and I to help members of our community to learn and grow in a safe, warm, and welcoming environment.

In order to accomplish that, I joined forces with Microsoft as a Student Ambassador to introduce students of all skill levels to the world of technology. In addition, I co-founded and organized our university's first ever collegiate hackathon, Hack Brooklyn, enabling students to skill up and show off their creativity during an intense 24-hour programming marathon.

Fast forward to today, and my hunger for knowledge is still as strong as ever as I continue to gain experience in the world of Software Engineering. Each day, I work hard to build great software that improves the lives of many. Interested in working with me? Feel free to reach out using my contact information above!


1 / 3

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.