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About Me

Heeeeeeeellllo world! My name's Ying (Nick) Liu, I crossed paths with technology in middle school back in the 1998 because of a science class assignment to create a single page website. Back then Pokemon was the hottest topic, so I created a web 1.0 website on angelfire.com's free hosting about Ash Ketchum and his little yellow sidekick Pikachu's adventures to catch them all. What started as a single page class assignment, grew to a three year side project where at its peak was receiving approximately one million pageviews per month. Through that experience, I learned how to use ws_ftp, adobe photoshop 5.0, macromedia flash, html, plain old javascript, and a little bit of perl scripting. However, my relationship' with programming took a detour and I went on to study accounting.

I graduated from University of Florida (UF) with an undergraduate degree in Accounting and went on to work as a Public Auditor for almost two years before heading back to UF to get my Masters in Information Systems and Operations Management. During my graduate studies, I interned at JP Morgan Technology and it reignited the techy entrepreneur within me...

I am a passionate and hard working self-starter that's looking for projects to continue to learn and build something great!


  • Automation / Programming
  • Web Development
  • Linux Server Administration
  • AWS Cost Reduction
  • Getting Things Done!
  • Accounting / Finance
  • Data Analysis
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Modeling
  • Basic Photoshop
  • Getting Things Done!
  • Java
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • SQL
  • C#
  • PHP
  • Python
  • Perl
  • Spring / Boot
  • J2EE Servlets / JSP
  • Angular JS
  • HTML Unit
  • Bootstrap
  • Material Design
  • amCharts
  • Google Search
  • Google Chrome Developer
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Tableau
  • Intellij IDEA
  • Visual Studio
  • LAMP Stack
  • Git & SVN
  • Maven & Gradle
  • VMware Virtual Machines
  • Heroku PaaS
  • DigitalOcean IaaS


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Java, Spring, AngularJS, Material Design, amCharts, Heroku

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