Xiaoyang Liu

Xiaoyang Liu

Incoming CS Student at UCLA
Software Engineer Intern at Ponderr

University of California, Los Angeles


Xiaoyang Liu’s GitHub Stats

I am a full stack developer and an open-source enthusiast. Before starting college, I am working as a Software Engineer Intern at Ponderr, collaborating with a passionate team to build an anti-clickbait platform, providing high quality, thought-provoking content to users in an easy-to-explore manner.

I will attend the University of California, Los Angeles to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and explore my interests in Engineering, Entrepreneurship, and Philosophy.


  • Full Stack Web Development
  • Machine Learning
  • Philosophy


  • B.S. in Computer Science, 2024

    University of California, Los Angeles


Programming Experience

  • Programming Languages: Python, JavaScript
  • Frontend: HTML, CSS (Sass, Bootstrap), React, Vue.js, Babel, Webpack
  • Backend: Django, Flask, Node.js, Express.js

Relevant Coursework

University of California, Los Angeles

  • Calculus of Several Variables (Math 32A)

High School

  • AP Courses (2019): Calculus BC, Physics C, Chemistry, Computer Science A, Statistics
  • AP Courses (2020): English Composition, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Psychology
  • Summer Program: Yale Young Global Scholars

Online Courses


  • Travel: Marriott Bonvoy Gold Elite, Delta SkyMiles Gold Status (Base Airport: YVR, LAX)
  • Cantopop: Favorite artists: Leslie Cheung (張國榮), Anita Mui (梅艷芳), Kenny Bee (鍾鎮濤), Kay Tse (謝安琪), Juno Mak (麥浚龍)
  • Learning from my girlfriend: It all started with a dream…



Software Engineer Intern


Jul 2020 – Present Palo Alto, California

Ponderr aims to be the anti-news app, providing content from books and blogs that is actually high quality and not necessarily new.

  • Refactored the Flask server and the AWS DynamoDB database.
  • Designed the post ranking and keyword extracting algorithm.
  • Developed the web scraper to fetch blog posts.


Microsoft Certified: Azure Developer Associate

  • Develop Azure compute solutions and Azure storage
  • Implement Azure security and optimize Azure solutions
  • Connect to and consume Azure services and third-party services

Elo Merchant Category Recommendation (Top 14%, 538/4127)

  • Developed an algorithm to identify and serve the most relevant opportunities to individuals, by uncovering signal in customer loyalty.
  • Helped to improve customers’ lives and help Elo reduce unwanted campaigns, to create the right experience for customers.

Humpback Whale Identification (Top 13%, 279/2129)

  • Analyzed Happywhale’s database to build an algorithm to identify individual whales in images.
  • Helped to open rich fields of understanding for marine mammal population dynamics around the globe.