Alvin Ang

Programmer, Internet

I'm Alvin Ang, Ruby on Rails Developer

Alvin Ang's Bio:

Alvin Ang is a Ruby on Rails Developer who enjoys rapid product development and new product creation. He is fascinated by value added products, especially those in niche markets.

Alvin Ang's Experience:

  • Cofounder & Programmer at AS Flux

    Design, code and launched customized wordpress sites where I hooked it to APIs, parse the information, store into our database and optimized the entire site. Grew revenue from $0 to $100/day in 3 months. Create and design sites using Ruby on Rails. Creates vision for company and handles the business development end of AS Flux. Created team to manages software and website development projects. Create process flows to simplify client and developer interaction. Launch and rank website for long tail keywords.

  • VP of Social Marketing at SSL.com

    Hire & train outsources to create ssl tools & handle SSL queries on multiple sites. Optimize SSL.com using SMO and SMM. Improved current ranking through optimal backlinking process. Created advertising materials for media buy, infographics and social media profiles.

  • Co-Founder at AListPress

    Developed software to help freelance writers create high quality content in less than 5 minutes using a Mad-Libs type approach. Managed social media platforms across all properties Lead new product development Created systematic approach to automate task at hand Craft and implement marketing strategies focusing on product launch and long term goals

  • Cofounder at RollOutGreen

    Lead a team of four to research and developed a revolutionized sheet that enables users to create beautifully designed and optimized flower garden, with an option for customization. Our team turned an idea into an actual product accompanied by a full-blown business plan. RollOutGreen secured the top position in the PolyU Innovations & Entrepreneurship Global Student Challenge 2011 in Hong Kong and the third position in the 2011 Burton D. Morgan Business Plan competition at Purdue University.

  • Cofounder at Dentural

    Dentural is an all-natural denture adhesive that is safe to consume. Our team (Ankit Gupta, David Barron, Manaz Taleyarkhan, and myself) created this patent pending product for a competition and took the top prize in 2 competitions (Soy Innovation Competition and the Burton D Morgan Elevator Pitch Competition). The problem with denture adhesive is in one of its composition, Zinc. There has been several lawsuits against denture adhesive's industrial leaders. The goal of Dentural is to create an alternative solution for consumers.

  • Staff Resident at Purdue University

    Hired, supervised and train 21 direct reports. Managed operations in a 800 people residence hall. Develop and implemented progressive discipline for the hall.

  • Research Assistant at Purdue University

    Designed, constructed and updated research group webpage. Analyzed products using Gas Chromatography. Assembled and identified parts needed in reactor design.

  • Chairman of the Board of Directors at Purdue Student Publishing Foundation

    Purdue Student Publishing Foundation is a not-for-profit organization established to maintain the vision of Purdue Exponent: a publication free from censorship other than that exercised by the student staff. They are a $4 million dollar company and are among the very few college newspapers who are financially stable independent of the university. My role in this position is to lead the monthly board meetings, recruit and develop new directors, review monthly financial statements, approve budget proposals and evaluate executive performance.

  • R&D Intern at Frito Lay Research & Development

    My goal was to investigate different methods to maximize salt adhesion on pretzels. To achieve that, I designed and performed a full factorial and a response surface modeling experiment to determine the optimum conditions for my test and evaluated a measurement method to quantify salt adhesion on pretzels.

Alvin Ang's Education:

  • Purdue University

    Bachelor of Science
    Concentration: Chemical Engineering
    Activities: Purdue Student Publishing Foundation, Soy and Corn Innovations Competition (1st place), Burton D. Morgan Business Plan Competition (3rd place), Burton D. Morgan Elevator Pitch Competition, Danone Trust Day Business Challenge, Hong Kong PolyU Innovation & Entrepreneurship Challenge (1st place), MIT Clean Prize, UMCC Case Challenge, Dow Chemical Case Competition, Business Professional of America National Conference, Purdue Innovations
  • App Academy

    Programming
    Concentration: Programming
    Activities: Ruby on Rails, Javascript

Alvin Ang's Interests & Activities:

Tech Startups, Ruby on Rails, PHP, Database, APIs, E-Commerce