Samyok Nepal




Samyok Nepal

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University of Minnesota, Twin Cities(Double B.S. in Computer Science & Mathematics, GPA: 4.0)

Graduating May 2024


    Fiveable, Software Engineer(

    (Gap Year) Sep 2021 - Aug 2022

    • Architected and implemented low-level WebRTC voice and video calling functionality. Started as a proof-of-concept and then scaled to general availability on Google Kubernetes Engine.

    • Reduced application load times by 20x on high-traffic pages by optimizing database queries, network requests, and re-renders.

    • Refactored backend to a REST-ful API and automated tests with Jest and Puppeteer, improving performance and stability.

    • Deployed and managed servers on Google Compute Engine for internal tools used company-wide.

    • Designed and built user-facing features using Typescript, Next.js, React, Redux, Material UI, and MongoDB.

    Bobcat Notify, Founder(

    Nov 2019 - May 2021

    • Published Android and iOS apps for Brookings High School students, staff, and parents for fast and reliable emergency alerts.

    • Gained 2000+ downloads, more than 2.5x the number of students. The school district offered to purchase the app for every school.

    • Collaborated with school administration and IT to deliver timely and relevant push notifications and in-app updates.

    • Maintained an average rating of 4.9 stars across both app stores with over 50 reviews., Developer(

    Sep 2019 - Aug 2022

    • Ensured site uptime by maintaining servers for critical projects.

    • Developed custom PHP image gallery and file storage server to be used by more than 68,000 registered users.

    Freelance Web Developer

    May 2018 - Nov 2019

    • Built and deployed a global network of servers to publish messages in under 200ms to over 7,500 concurrent users globally.

    • Developed complex web scraping bots and websites to successfully gather information requested by clients quickly and accurately.

    Projects, 3rd @ Hack for Humanity 2022(github)

    Python (OpenCV), FFmpeg, Next.js, MongoDB, Docker

    • Used OpenCV and OpenFace to detect, identify, and selectively blur all unrecognized faces in real time.

    • Automatically deployed to DigitalOcean droplets using Docker Compose and GitHub Actions.

    • Implemented the frontend to connect to a RTMP proxy server with integrated streaming to Youtube (or any other RTMP endpoint)., 2nd (Remote Learning) @ TAMUHack 2022(github)

    Python (OpenCV, FastAPI), Next.js, Docker

    • Parsed user-uploaded lecture videos to create an interactive transcript interlaced with parsed slides from the video.

    • Leveraged OpenCV to extract lecture slides and Google Cloud Speech APIs for transcription via a FastAPI microservice.

    • Built frontend to upload video files to Google Cloud Storage and then fetch relevant data from a MongoDB instance.

    Dakota Debate Institute, Summer 2021-2022(

    Next.js, Chakra, Express, MongoDB

    • Founded and directed a 501(c)3 nonprofit to run a week-long, overnight debate summer camp with over 45 students and 10 staff.

    • Developed the website and classroom management system for our free live-streamed classes.

    • Managed a $10k/month Google AdWords campaign which was responsible for roughly 50% of web traffic.

    Awards, Languages/Libraries, and Technologies

    Awards: US Congressional App Challenge Winner (Bobcat Notify), USACO Gold Division

    Languages/Libraries: JavaScript, Typescript, Python, C++, React, React Native, Java, Redux, PHP, NodeJS, HTML/CSS, SASS

    Technologies: MongoDB, MySQL, Firebase/Firestore, Figma, Google Cloud Platform, Kubernetes, Docker, Git/Github, Vim

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    Portfolio made by Samyok Nepal | Github