Radu Schirliu

Radu Schirliu

Software Engineering Student at University of Calgary
Junior Full Stack Developer at Communo

I began programming around the age of 13 and have loved everything computer-related ever since. I’m currently working as a full-stack web developer and am in my third year of Software Engineering at the University of Calgary.

I’m also incredibly passionate about learning - spending the majority of my free time doing hackathons or working on side projects to help diversify my skills (with a current focus on learning Go and making an NES emulator). I have also recently discovered my love for teaching and volunteer with high school students to help them learn to code.

I am always interested in pursuing new opportunities to learn and to grow as an engineer!

Experience

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Junior Full Stack Developer
Communo

Jul 2018 - Present, Calgary, Canada

Achievements:
  • Connected 35K+ professionals and generated $1M+ in jobs through the development of hybrid React and Angular apps
  • Spearheaded migration of 27K+ users from a legacy application to new platform
  • Slashed response time by over 50% on Node.js backend by overhauling SQL queries and media upload process
  • Boosted user engagement by over 15% by incorporating a video chat platform within the web app
  • Caught 35+ breaking changes by revamping the CI/CD pipeline with a suite of automatic end-to-end tests

Projects

Chip-8 Emulator
Java, LWJGL

Built an emulator and memory debugger for the Chip-8 video programming language, working on 20+ games

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Youtube Sentiment Analysis
Python, Flask, Redis, TypeScript, React

Deployed a web app to visualize the sentiments portrayed by the 200 most popular comments of a YouTube channel

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WebSocket Calculator
TypeScript, React, Node.js

Developed a calculator web app that syncs history in real time with all users

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Mandelbrot Renderer
C++, OpenGL, GLFW

Created a cross-platform Mandelbrot renderer, allowing you to customize drawing iteration count and zoom level

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Simple URL Shortener
TypeScript, React, Go, PostgreSQL

Created a REST API to uniquely shorten URLs and connected it to a React frontend

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