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Hi there! I’m Andrew Lu.

I’m a fourth year Computer Engineering student at UC Santa Barbara.
I was formerly a Software Development Engineer Intern at Amazon.

I enjoy participating in hackathons! To date, I’ve competed in 14 hackathons, won 8, and mentored in 5.
I also enjoy building random things in my free time. Take a look at some of my projects below!


Projects

Merge CountFlicts

Merge CountFlicts

Counting to 20 has never been this hard! An online take on the classic group icebreaker game.

January 2021 - Hack the North 2020++

Racing Wheel Game Controller

Racing Wheel Game Controller

FPGA Racing Wheel that can be used to play racing games such as Asphalt 9!

October 2020 - ECE 253

Step to Jeff

Step to Jeff

Alexa Skill designed to facilitate the pre-onboarding experience for Amazon interns!

July 2020 - Alexa Skills Hackathon for Interns

Venmo Ticket Dispenser

Venmo Ticket Dispenser

Android kiosk application designed to automate Venmo purchases and accurately dispense tickets!

May 2020 - ECE 251

AstroPuncher

AstroPuncher

Enemies are trying to destroy your ship! Work in a team of two to protect your ship from incoming asteroids and take down the enemy ship, in this 2v2 VR and Tablet game!

February 2020 - SLO Hacks 2020

DDR Pad

DDR Pad

Custom-built Bluetooth dance pad designed using STM32 to play the 'Dance Dance Revolution' game commonly found in arcades.

February 2020 - ECE 153B

Encrypted Wi-Fi Keyboard

Encrypted Wi-Fi Keyboard

Wireless keyboard capable of securely communicating keystrokes over long distances.

January 2020 - CMPSC 176B

DnD Touch Table

DnD Touch Table

40-inch TV converted into a table with added pseudo-touchscreen functionality for showcasing DnD battle maps!

January 2020 - SB Hacks VI

Dodge the React

Dodge the React

Dodge all the angry reacts spawned by outsiders for 60 seconds!

October 2019 - Cal Hacks 6.0

Rap Scorer

Rap Scorer

Online rap battle client that transcribes and scores your rhymes in real time!

September 2019 - HackMIT

Sonos One x Osu / DDR

Sonos One x Osu / DDR

Step up your osu!mania game by mapping the capacitive touch controls on the Sonos One to keyboard presses in osu!

July 2019 - Sonos HackWeek

Sonos Escape Room

Sonos Escape Room

Your band performs in 20 minutes, but you're stuck in the dressing room! Discover clues to find your way out of this custom escape room featuring various Sonos products!

July 2019 - Sonos HackWeek

Mineyeeter

Mineyeeter

A fresh take on the classic game Minesweeper, with multiplayer and VR!

April 2019 - HackSC

Type Type Revolution

Type Type Revolution

An elimination-based multiplayer typing contest with the ability to sabotage your opponents!

February 2019 - SLO Hacks

Overcooked Leap Motion Controls

Overcooked Leap Motion Controls

Control your chef through kitchen mayhem with hand gestures designed to mimic chef actions in-game!

January 2019 - SB Hacks V

UCSB Dining Cortana Skill

UCSB Dining Cortana Skill

Voice assistant skill to recommend a Dining Common based on food you like.

April 2018 - Microsoft Cortana Hackathon

ScaVision Hunt

ScaVision Hunt

A real-time, multiplayer scavenger hunt, in real life. Built using Google Cloud's Vision API and Firebase!

January 2018 - SB Hacks IV

Candy Bar Fundraiser POS

Candy Bar Fundraiser POS

A modified point-of-sale to simplify candy checkout and inventory!

February 2017 - DVHS Music

Blue Pearl Ticket Scanner

Blue Pearl Ticket Scanner

Mobile ticket scanning for shorter lines and efficient check-in.

January 2017 - DVHS Blue Pearl


Experience

SDE Intern

SDE Intern

Alexa Email and Calendar Team
Amazon, Jun - Sep 2020

  • Improve the Amazon Alexa experience!
Undergraduate Lab Assistant

Undergraduate Lab Assistant

CMPSC 56 and CMPSC 48
UC Santa Barbara, Jan - Jun 2020

  • Groomed and managed 11 epics for a Spring Boot course search application based on user testing and feedback.
  • Mentored and performed code reviews for two teams of students in CMPSC 56, a web application development course teaching legacy code development using Java, Spring Boot, Git / GitHub, Agile workflows, and CI/CD testing.
  • Mentored students about Agile, Node, React, and Test-Driven Development, in CMPSC 48, a team-based project development course aimed at exposing students to development practices used in industry.
Software Development Intern

Software Development Intern

Smart Speaker Platform
Sonos Inc., Jun - Sep 2019

  • Developed a new interface for playing content from an HTTP source using the clocking mechanisms for AirPlay 2, complete with support for metadata, radio stations, radio playlists, and more.
  • Updated device cache and test environment interfaces to implement type safety and allow for automated CI testing.
  • Assisted in creating an internal Electron app for prototyping voice experiences using the Control API.
Undergraduate Lab Assistant

Undergraduate Lab Assistant

ECE 5: Intro to ECE
UC Santa Barbara, Jan - Mar 2019 & 2020

  • Mentored students about C++, Arduino, and circuit theory, in ECE 5, a project-based engineering course aimed at exposing freshmen to the techniques used to prototype and design basic circuits.
  • Held weekly office hours for students to get assistance outside of lab hours.
  • Organized the annual ECE 5 Science Fair, where students present their projects at the end of the quarter.

Awards

Event Finalist

Awarded to the top 24 projects (out of 595 submitted) at Hack the North 2020++. Project: Merge CountFlicts

Jan 2021

Dean's Honors Recipient, 10 Quarters

Awarded to students with a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Dec 2020

First Place Winner

Awarded at the Alexa Skills Hackathon for Interns. Project: Step to Jeff

Aug 2020

Ed Hass Scholarship Recipient

Awarded to an outstanding UCSB junior in the Computer Engineering major in recognition of their strong academic records and exceptional commitment towards their education through community service.

Apr 2020

Overall Top 5 Project, Second Place Winner of Best Use of Google Cloud Platform

Awarded at SLO Hacks 2020. Project: AstroPuncher

Feb 2020

Tau Beta Pi Member

Initiated into the California Sigma Chapter of this engineering honor society.

Jan 2020

Winner, Cockroach Labs API Prize

Awarded at Cal Hacks 6.0. Project: Dodge the React

Oct 2019

Winner, Best Hack for Building Community from Facebook

Awarded at HackMIT 2019. Project: Rap Scorer

Sep 2019

Winner, Best Game / Game Design

Awarded at SLO Hacks 2019. Project: Type Type Revolution

Feb 2019

Honorable Mention Recipient from Microsoft

Awarded at Microsoft Cortana Hackathon. Project: UCSB Dining Cortana Skill

Apr 2018

Event Finalist and Honorable Mention Recipient from Firebase

Awarded at SB Hacks IV. Project: ScaVision Hunt

Jan 2018


Connect With Me

I love a good conversation!


If you'd like to chat, feel free to email me at alu@ucsb.edu.

You can also connect with me on LinkedIn and check out my projects on GitHub.


You can also check out my résumé!

Résumé