About

About me

Hi, my name is Evan and I am a student at Las Lomas in Walnut Creek California and DVC in Pleasant Hill. I started self teaching programming in early 2019, and was fascinated with the idea of being able to create whatever I wanted, and learn how to do so off of the internet. I started off with python, and basic web development, but things really changed when I attended Hack Merced. After I saw the amazing hacker community, I devoted more and more of my time to coding. I eventually started organizing events, and hosting workshops. After Los Altos Hacks, I also got involved with Hack Club, and have been an active member of the community.




Events

Some of my most defining and impactful work is organizing events to educate others about computer science. I always organize events with the "Hackers First" mentality, meaning attendees experience is the most important. I also love meeting new people and sharpening my skills at hackathons and other similar events.

Events I've attended:

  • Hack Merced IV, attendee, won beginner prize
  • Los Altos Hacks, attendee, won best android app
  • LingHacks 2019, attendee
  • Launch Hacks 2019, attendee
  • Hack Club Flagship summit, attendee
  • Hack Club Leaders week summit, attendee
  • Github secure development spotlight, invitee
  • UC Berkeley aging research and technology summit, attendee
  • Hack Merced V, attendee, won best use of mongodb and 1st moonshot prize

Events I've organized/mentored:

  • CDBA Spring 2019, outreach organizer
  • AngelHacks, advisor/workshop leader
  • CDBA Fall 2019, sponsorships organizer
  • Atoms&Bits, advisor/workshop leader
  • Hack The New Year, mentor
  • CDBA Winter 2020, sponsorships organizer



Hobbies:

  • CTFs
  • I regularly compete in CTFs for fun. I usually do crypto, web, or sten.

  • Digital Design
  • I've recently gotten into digitial design as a hobby. You can see some of my work if you look at myResume, or if you run into a 404 error.

  • Electronics
  • I'm kind of a nerd when it comes to circuitry, even though I can use a bit of saftey lessons. I've attemped some teardowns, salvaging and repairs with devices, as well as made a couple of small circuts.

  • Rocketry
  • I used to launch model rockets in my free time and was on a TARC team for a season.

  • Robotics
  • I am on a VEX robotics team and love to tinker with robotics.




Tooling preferences

Here are the tools I use to do my daily work and school. These include hardware, software, and everything in between.

Software

Here are some of the software programs I use for projects and competitions.

Editors/IDE

  • IntelliJ
  • Vim
  • VScode

Operating Systems

  • Fedora
  • Manjaro
  • Ubuntu

Cybersecurity Tools

  • Binwalk
  • Burpsuite
  • Dirb
  • Ghidra
  • Insomnia
  • Wireshark

Communication/VCS

  • Gitkraken
  • Git CLI
  • Slack
  • Zoom

Hardware

When it comes to hardware, I look out for a few things. Price, portability, repairability, and durability. I really like to repair devices if possible, or at least salvage parts once the warranty is expired. One of my favorite companies for this is Dell because they post schemas and have good repair docs on their site, as well as generally having repair friendly hardware. I also don't have much of a need for high performance machines thanks to things like cloud computing to run my ml models. I also am a linux junkie so if it can't boot linux, then I probably won't buy it.

Devices

  • Dell xps 13
  • Dell Inspirion 5570
  • Samsung Galaxy j3v

Electronics

  • Arduino Uno
  • Raspi 0w