Chengyin Liu

I build systems in which beauty and harmony can be found not only externally, but also internally.

I live in San Francisco, CA. I enjoy life, and have a passion for both what I do in and out of work.

Active Projects

WhatFont App
Same WhatFont experience, now available on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.
WhatFont
The easiest way to inspect fonts on webpages. Serving 300,000+ users weekly.

Other Projects

AlbumColors.js
Create a color pallete from an image in JavaScript. Inspired by iTunes 11's album view.
Earth Pulse
Track earthquakes with social media.
UIUC CS 473 Grader Helper
A Python script to help CS 473 UIUC grader smoothen the grading process by auto handling homework files.
UIUC Course Open API
Provide an open API for UIUC hackers as an infrastructure to build UIUC hacks.
Innovation Works Website
Built the official website for the most important Chinese tech incubator.

Work Experiences

Engineer @ Backplane
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Build software systems and human systems.
Intern @ WePay
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Designed and implemented a store that is embeddable in any page, which made to the TechCrunch and drew 300 new sellers for WePay on the launch day alone.
Intern @ Wandoujia
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Built a dashboard using HTML, CSS and JavaScript as the front-end developer for Wandoujia, the missing managing software for Android phones.

Elsewhere

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