Lawrence Wu

Lawrence Wu

Montreal, Quebec

I studied Computer Science at the University of Toronto. I’m interested in startups, software development, programming languages, and systems design. I hack with vim, git, and my Mac.

Work Experience

  • Lyft, Self-Driving Division

    Software Engineer|2018Current

    Working on Talos, which powers Level 5's data curation platform.

    • Google

      Software Engineer, Intern|Sep, 2016Dec, 2016

      I worked on the Chrome Metrics team. During my internship, I mainly worked on implementing the sharing of experiment state between Chrome processes via shared memory. I dealt with memory close to the metal on all platforms. This improved memory usage and performance and avoided command-line length limits.

      • Twitter

        Software Engineer, Intern|May, 2016Aug, 2016

        I worked on the Mesos/Aurora team. I helped migrate our team's alerts to Twitter's new alerting infrastructure, implemented watchdog support for Mesos, and various other infrastructure-related tasks.

        • Yelp

          Software Engineer, Intern|May, 2015Mar, 2016

          I worked on the consumer-web and recommendations team. I worked on tabbed photo browsing, which can be seen here: https://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/coffee-project-new-york-new-york. I worked on the front-end, back-end, and the machine learning that powers the photo classification.

          Education

          • University of Toronto

            Bachelor of Science - Computer Science|Sep, 2013Dec, 2017

          Projects

          • Juicebox

            Founder|Jun, 2016Current

            A collaborative music listening site.

          • Jarvis

            Founder|Feb, 2016Current

            A personal assistant bot built on Facebook's Messenger platform.

          • noot

            Founder|Jan, 2015Current

            A spaced repetition flashcard app.

          Skills

            • Python
            • C++
            • JavaScript
            • React
            • Flask
            • Objective-C
            • Caffe