Sam Wu

Berkeley / Oakland, CA · (510) 693-4561 · samwu101@berkeley.edu

I am currently an undergraduate student at UC Berkeley studying Computer Science and Data Science. I'm from Canada and have lived in Vancouver for most of my life. I currently live in Oakland but spend most of my time in Berkeley. You can find many different ways to contact me on this page, so feel free to email or message me!

If you're a CS 61A or Data 8 student looking for resources, please refer to the Resources section.


Experience

SWE Extern (ENG)

Cisco Systems, INC. | San Jose, California
  • Shadowed Network Engineers from the Development Team and the Development Testing Team; witnessed their work and Cisco’s culture
  • Learned the basics of automation in TCL and pyATS and the processes of modern networks run on Cisco’s testbed hardware and platforms
March 2018

PUBLIC EDITOR Project Researcher, Developer, Treasurer

Goodly Labs | Berkeley, California
  • Developed responsive websites for Goodly Labs and the Liberating Archives Project using Bootstrap 4; developing Public Editor iOS app
  • Formulated and implemented an algorithm using numpy and pandas to quantify the reliability of an article in regards to the severity of its mis/disinformation
  • Establishing and promoting the Goodly brand as a Marketing/PR Team member by pushing for recruitment and updating online content
  • Keeping up-to-date records as well as an audit trail for all transactions; reviewing and reporting all internal financial processes weekly
January 2018 - Present

Course Tutor / Academic Intern

DATA 8 / CS 61A COURSE STAFF | UC Berkeley, California
  • Assisting TAs and GSIs in teaching their Lab Sections, proctoring exams, grading course work, and etc.
  • Holding Office Hours to provide students with course advice and help students with assignment-specific or course-related problems
  • Holding Tutoring Sections for small and focused groups of students every week to enforce and support learning
January 2018 - Present

edX Course Administrator

DATA 8X / 8.3X EXTERNAL PEDAGOGY AND PLATFORM TEAM | Berkeley, California
  • Managing the forum and the lab and homework assignments for the Data 8X program (40,000+ students, and officially adopted by San Jose City College)
  • Verifying and preparing the release of lab and homework assignments for Data 8.3X, the third course in Data 8X.
September 2018 - Present

Social Committee Chair

ASCEND BERKELEY CHAPTER | UC Berkeley, California
  • Planned and facilitated retreat, social activities, and banquet for the entire organization (60+ people)
  • Promoted and attended professional events such as BDO Office Tour, PwC Office Tour, EY Roundtable, etc.
September 2017 – May 2018

Education

University of California, Berkeley

Bachelor of Arts
Computer Science / Data Science

GPA: 3.60

August 2017 - May 2021

Richmond Secondary School

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

Higher Level: English, History, Math, Chemistry
Standard Level: French, Physics

September 2013 - June 2017

Skills

Programming Languages & Tools
Other Skills
  • iOS App Development with Swift
  • Vegas Pro, iMovie
  • Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, XD, etc)
  • AutoCAD
  • English, Mandarin, French, currently learning Japanese
  • Piano, Baritone, Trumpet

Interests

Apart from studying and teaching, I spend most of my time on extracurricular activities and sports.
During the semester, I'm involved with business clubs and educational organizations on campus, as well as the kendo club.
In the winter, when I'm back in Vancouver, I ski and skate with family and friends. During the warmer months, I enjoy jogging and swimming.

When I'm alone and indoors, I'm an avid anime watcher and manga reader. Despite my busy schedule, I always try to stay up-to-date with the most current series.
I also like to play songs on the piano every once in a while to both entertain myself and prevent my hands from going rusty.


Student Resources