Allison Chiang, 21

Hacker, Organizer, Administrator
Allison Chiang
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Allison felt daunted getting started as a computer science student at the University of British Columbia. She reached out to an old classmate from high school who was very involved in the local tech community. Seeking advice on how she could combat imposter syndrome, her friend introduced her to nwPlus, the UBC club behind UBC Local Hack Day, nwHacks, and cmd-f. Through this club, she discovered the hacker community which in turn helped her feel more secure about her technical abilities.

Having found a home within the UBC hacker community, Allison wanted to give back and joined as a coordinator. Ultimately she became the UBC Local Hack Day Director and an organizing team member for the 2020 Canadian Undergraduate Computer Science Conference. As an organizer, she works to bring diversity, inclusion, and accessibility to tech.

Her favorite project was still her first-ever hackathon project, acaMEDia which was named a top finalist. Having always been an organizer, her first time hanking was a memorable experience. This was her first hands-on contact with the hacker experience. She worked alongside two other developers where they took turns working on the project and attending workshops. They succeeded in demoing and were named one of the top six finalists. 

Allison is currently working on co-op with one45 Software, a cloud-based solution for medical education management in North America. In all her work, Allison hopes to promote equity and inclusion to help others like she once was to feel comfortable and confident in the tech world.

Quick Facts

Pronouns: She/Her
Hometown: Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
School: The University of British Columbia
Graduation Date: 2021
First Hackathon: UBC Local Hack Day (Winter 2018)
Favorite Coding Language: JavaScript and Vue.js
Can't Live Without: My Email Inbox
Allison speaking at UBC Local Hack Day

Allison Chiang, 21

Hacker, Organizer, Administrator
Allison Chiang
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Allison felt daunted getting started as a computer science student at the University of British Columbia. She reached out to an old classmate from high school who was very involved in the local tech community. Seeking advice on how she could combat imposter syndrome, her friend introduced her to nwPlus, the UBC club behind UBC Local Hack Day, nwHacks, and cmd-f. Through this club, she discovered the hacker community which in turn helped her feel more secure about her technical abilities.

Having found a home within the UBC hacker community, Allison wanted to give back and joined as a coordinator. Ultimately she became the UBC Local Hack Day Director and an organizing team member for the 2020 Canadian Undergraduate Computer Science Conference. As an organizer, she works to bring diversity, inclusion, and accessibility to tech.

Her favorite project was still her first-ever hackathon project, acaMEDia which was named a top finalist. Having always been an organizer, her first time hanking was a memorable experience. This was her first hands-on contact with the hacker experience. She worked alongside two other developers where they took turns working on the project and attending workshops. They succeeded in demoing and were named one of the top six finalists. 

Allison is currently working on co-op with one45 Software, a cloud-based solution for medical education management in North America. In all her work, Allison hopes to promote equity and inclusion to help others like she once was to feel comfortable and confident in the tech world.

Quick Facts

Pronouns: She/Her
Hometown: Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
School: The University of British Columbia
Graduation Date: 2021
First Hackathon: UBC Local Hack Day (Winter 2018)
Favorite Coding Language: JavaScript and Vue.js
Can't Live Without: My Email Inbox
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Allison speaking at UBC Local Hack Day

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