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Hi!

I'm Aleks Kamko.

I'm a developer and recent graduate living in the Bay Area.
>>> require 'aboutme';

>>> resume
['pdf', 'plaintext']

>>> email
'aleks@alekskamko.com'

>>> latest_work
{

company
'OpenAI',
team
'Infrastructure Engineer',
term
'March 2017',
}


>>> education
[
{

degree
'M.Eng. Electrical Engineering and Computer Science',
concentration
'Data Science and Systems',
university
'UC Berkeley',
when
'Spring 2017',
}
, {
degree
'B.S. Electrical Engineering and Computer Science',
university
'UC Berkeley',
when
'Spring 2016',
}
]

>>> interests
['teaching', 'music', 'reading', 'deep learning', 'systems', 'kimchi', 'biking', 'sick threads', 'pretty websites', 'super smash']

>>> links
['github', 'linkedin', 'facebook', 'spotify']
I like to build things. Here are some notable projects.

A Django web app for RE-volv, a non-profit dedicated to crowd-funded solar energy projects. Developed pro bono with my Blueprint teammates, a UC Berkeley student organization that uses technology for social good.

A D3.js + Angular web app for visualizing and understanding the Alpha-Beta Pruning algorithm. Generates random trees, giving students unlimited practice problems that they can check against. Proved to be quite helpful for UC Berkeley’s CS61B.

An Android application for working with resistor values. It’s simple, small, and user-friendly. This was my first mobile project, as well as my first Java project. The app is free on the Google Play Store.

Below is an HTML resume. You can grab a pdf or plaintext version too.

Experience

Infrastructure Engineer (Part-Time)March 2017
OpenAI
  • Scaled system for tracking computational resource consumption across company Kubernetes clusters.
Financial Ops Engineering InternSummer 2016
Stripe
  • Developed next generation infrastructure for Stripe’s credit card authorization, clearing, and settlement systems.
Identity Team InternSummer 2015
Twitch
  • Launched new, secure OpenID authentication portal for users. Designed & implemented Golang tools for configs and i18n.
Language Technology Team InternSummer 2014
Facebook
  • Diagnosed out-of-vocabulary (OOV) issues in translation systems. Developed web interface to flag & eliminate OOVs.
GSI @ Operating Systems [CS162] & Data Structures [CS61B]Fall 2014 - Spring 2017
UC Berkeley
  • Taught sections and labs, held office hours, led review sessions, developed project, homework, test, and section material.

Skills

Proficient
  • Python, Tensorflow, EC2, Linux, bash/zsh, git, GitHub, Golang, Ruby, Javascript, VimL/vim
Experience
  • Scala, Flask, Django, Rails, C, C++, iOS (Objective-C), SQL
Exposure
  • Julia, Node.js, PHP (Hack), Jenkins

Education

M.Eng. Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Data Science & SystemsMay 2017
University of California, Berkeley
  • Designing, Visualizing, & Understanding Deep Neural Networks (Python, Tensorflow)
  • Deep Reinforcement Learning (Python, Tensorflow, Deep Learning)
  • Advanced Topics in Computer Systems (Python, C, C++)
  • Convex Optimization (Python)
  • Project Management
  • Marketing & Product Management
  • Software Defined PCB Design (Stanza, Hardware)
B.S. Electrical Engineering and Computer ScienceMay 2016
University of California, Berkeley
  • Machine Learning (Julia, Python)
  • AI (Python)
  • Parallel Computers and Algorithms (C, C++, UPC, Python)
  • Operating Systems (C, Java)
  • Compilers (C++, Python)
  • Internet Architecture and Protocols (Python)
  • Practical Networking (Android, Python, Bro)
  • Computer Security (C, Python)
  • Algorithms
  • Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs (Python, Scheme)
  • Data Structures and Algorithms (Java)
  • Machine Structures (C, MIPS)

Leadership

Project Leader for Bizworld.org TeamSpring 2016
  • Led team of 5 in creating a tailored classroom management system. Launched globally, serving >500k students in >100 countries.
VP of TechFall 2015
  • Advised org and project leaders. Developed multiple internal tools. Moved Blueprint to Phabricator. Maintained calblueprint.org.

Awards

Outstanding Graduate Student InstructorFall 2017
University of California, Berkeley