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Hello, my name is

Simon Zirui Guo

Maker, Hacker, Innovator

About Me

Hi there!

I am a 16 year-old high school student from Shanghai, China, though I'm currently studying in Toronto, Canada.
I'm passionate about the Internet of Things, robotics, and innovation; I've created many projects that focus on solving real-life issues using the powers of hardware and software, at hackathons and as personal side projects. But, I'm hoping to learn even more about IoT applications and security!


I am currently looking for tech-related internships and research opportunities for the summer of 2018.

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My Experience

hack.init()

2017.2 - 2017.7

Shanghai City, China

Founding Member & Director

Co-founded and directed China's largest youth hackathon, which brought together 300 of the brightest student minds in China to innovate and work with China's high-tech industry, all in 24 hours.

The Toronto Hacker Club

2016.12 - 2017.10

Toronto, Canada

Event Coordinator

Promoting computer science education across the Greater Toronto Area by organizing Canada's largest high school hackathon THacks2 and several tech workshops (JSBoost, BrainBrowse, TechNights).

The Knowledge Society

2017.2 - now

Toronto, Canada

Innovator

Discussing with industry leaders and like-minded youths on the future of cutting-edge technologies, and creating innovative solutions targets real-life problems. Learned about design thinking and developing innovative mindsets.

University of Toronto Robotics Association

2016.9-2017.5

Toronto, Canada

Member of the SumoBot Team

Attend weekly workshops on mechanical, electrical, and embedded systems of robot design. Created a sumo robot individually, and competed in the annual sumo competition.


My Education

Upper Canada College

2015.9 - now

Graduating in 2019

Toronto, Canada

International Baccalaureate & Ontario Secondary School Diploma

Co-Director of Registration and Technology of World Affairs Conference, Robotics Club, Co-founder of Engineering Society, Hackathon Coordinator at the Digital Media and Computer Science Club, Science Club, Norval Labs, Debate Club, Senior Wind Ensemble, Cross Country Running Team, Peer Tutoring, Rowing Team


MIT Launch

2017.7 - 2017.8

Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

Entrepreneurship Student

Launch Summer brings together high school entrepreneurs from all over the US and world each summer to launch startups in a 4-week program on the MIT campus.

University of Toronto Da Vinci Engineering Enrichment Program

2016.7 - 2016.8

Toronto, Canada

Engineering Enrichment Program Participant

Learned about cutting-edge technologies (machine learning, bio-inspired nanotechnology materials, rocket design) and engineering techniques in an advanced lab environment.

Canadian Mathematical Society

2016.7 - 2016.7

Toronto, Canada

Math Camp Participant

Invited to a math camp designed for the top Grade 9 students in the Greater Toronto Area, organized by the Canadian Mathematical Society at York University.


Johns Hopkins University Center For Talented Youth

2015.7 - 2015.8

Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Summer Student & Alumni

Learned about mathematical logic concepts, calculations, and applications for 3 weeks at Johns Hopkins University.

My Projects

  • All
  • Robotics
  • IoT
  • Hackathon
  • Web
  • Event
  • Research

My INTERESTS

Business & Leadership

Business planning and team management.


Skill Sets

Idea Generating
Agile Project Management
Design Thinking
Version & Risk Control
Market Research
Communication
Prioritizing
Team Building
IoT & Wearables

Create innovative IoT and wearable solutions.


Skill Sets

Hardware system design
Wearables
Neurotech
Smart Home
Authentication
VR
AR
Security
Robotics & Hardware

Develop mechinical, electrical, and embeded system for robots.


Skill Sets

Arduino & ArduinoC
Soldering
Rasberry Pi
3D Printing
Adobe Fusion 360
SolidWorks
Ruff
ROS
Software Engineering

Create software for automation, prototyping, and products.


Skill Sets

Git
Java
Python 2
Python 3
React Native
Android Apps
Swift
C++

Front End Web Development

Design and create responsive website front end.


Skill Sets

HTML 5
CSS 3
Bootstrap
React
Javascript
Materialize
Responsive
Jquery
Back End Web Development

Create back end and database system for applications.


Skill Sets

mySQL
Firebase
Linux
PHP
AWS EC2
Node.js
Apache
Nginx
AI, ML & Data Analysis

Create AI intergration and analyze data collected through M


Skill Sets

Clarfai
Indico
OpenCV
NLP
ANN
MNIST
Anaconda
Tensorflow
UI, Photography, Filming

Graphic Design, UI Design, Video Shooting & Photography.


Skill Sets

DJI Osmo Series
Final Cut Pro X
Photoshop
Sketch
Adobe Premiere
DSLR Cameras
DJI Drones
Illustrator
Live Streaming



My Awards

Computer Science & Information Technology

  • Upper Canada College Thompson Prize in Computer Studies (2017)
  • Finalist (Top 14 Overall) at Hack the North 2017
  • Best Use of Brampton Open Data/Esri Tech at Cipher Bonfire 2017
  • Third Place Overall at TechCrunch Shenzhen Hackathon 2017
  • C2's Best Hack for Air Traffic Control at MHacks 9 (2017)
  • Best Pitch at UTSHacks I (2017)
  • Best Project with Mentor at Cipher Presents Local Hack Day 2016
    (Participated as a mentor/hacker guru)
  • Bronze Medal and SAP Innovation award at Electric City Hacks 2016
  • Best Devpost submission at Hack Western 3 (2016)

Mathematics

  • Ranked 84th at Canadian Intermediate Mathematics Contest 2015
  • Ranked 179th at Pascal Contest 2016
  • 4th Upper Canada College Junior Math Olympiad Top Individual
  • Represented Upper Canada College to attend Harvard MIT Mathematics Tournament 2016
  • John Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth Grand Award 2015

Science & Engineering

  • Toronto Science Fair 2016: Gold Medal, The Life Labs Award
  • Patent: CN205285316U, Smart Walking Stick (Issued in 2016)
  • The 30th Shanghai Adolescents’ Science and Technology Innovation Contest: Gold Medal; Shanghai Science and Technology Museum Award; The AURORA Group 3D Printing Application Award
  • The 11th Shanghai Soong Ching Ling Youth Innovation Contest: Gold Medal
  • The 14th Chinese Adolescent Robotics Competition (CARC), Shanghai Region: First Place in Creative Robotics Design & Engineering

Other

  • Upper Canada College Year 10 General Proficiency Award (2017)
  • Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award (2016)

Fun Facts

Hackathons

Hackathon Veteran

17 hackathons

I enjoy going to hackathons to try new things, network, and create cool and useful projects!
So far, I have been to 17 hackathons and won 9 prizes.

Maker

Maker

Taking things into our own hands

I like making things from scratch with tools and materials.
Sometimes I spend entire weekends just building something I really want, or to improve daily-life objects.

STEM Education

STEM Educator

Teaching kids Robotics & Coding

I love sharing my knowledge and skills with the younger generation.
I teach middle school students robotics and coding using MakeBlocks, and share cool technologies with fellow students.

Simon Zirui Guo

Contact Me

Feel free to contact me.