I'm a Ruby on Rails developer who loves to code and teach. I'm fully Japanese. For half of my life, I've lived in America and for the other half, I've lived in Japan. I like to travel, play music, and learn new things. Hear my music here. I'm always happy to help people out if I can.
I'm a co-founder / mentor at TECHRISE. We teach Nepalese youth how to code for two reasons: 1. I love teaching coding and want to spread my passion. 2. Being able to code would give them access to better job opportunities. We also handle small outsourcing projects for our students to work on. Check us out here.
I got super lucky and got to do a little talk at a TEDx event with my buddy, thanks to my professor Rab Paterson. You can watch the talk here.
In Japan, being able to speak/write both English and Japanese is so rare that I was able to charge money for my skills. It turned out to be pretty successful, and the coolest thing was being able to travel to different countries with my buddies who translated with me with the money we made. My biggest project was the Shizuoka City Tourism Site that I translated with some of my English speaking friends, which can be viewed here.
I had really great teammates and were able to win 3 awards at a hackathon: Best use of IBM Bluemix Technology Award, Best use of Interactive Intelligence Award, and Most Startup-worthy Award. We built a prototype for an online platform where high school students can be matched with college mentors that assist them in the college admissions process.
This was a presentation competition where I pitched a business idea for a travel agency where students from the traveler's destination countries could offer advice on where to go from a local perspective. They liked the idea and gave me the opportunity to go to Hong Kong for 2 weeks. Hong Kong was a super awesome place.