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Stream Gao
Brooklyn, NY
Website: streamgao.com



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STREAM GAO
CREATIVE WEB DEVELOPER


EDUCATION
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY NEW YORK
Interactive Telecommunications Program May 2016
 MPS, Tisch School of the Arts
 MAIN COURSES:
 Web Search Engines, Data Science Business Analytic, Machine Learning, Live Web Streaming Media, Dynamic Web Development (Mobile & Server), Digital Performance, Persuasive Design, The Anthropocene Edition, Emerging Tech & Biz Innovation
 AWARDS & HORNORS:
 Google Storytelling Grant
 Tisch GSO Interdepartmental Grant
 TSOA Scholarship
 Red Burn Scholarship

BEIJING FORESTRY UNIVERSITY BEIJING
Digital Media Arts Program Jul 2014
 BE, School of Information Science & Technology
 GPA: 87.26/100 Rank: 2/65
 MAIN COURSES:
 C++, Data Structure, Database, Computer Network, Software Engineering, Web Development, Operate System, Computer Graphics, Digital Image Process, Visual Communication & Layout Design, Game Design, Audio-Visual Language, 3D Graphics, 2D & 3D Animation, Digital Post Process, Virtual Reality, Streaming Media
 AWARDS & HORNORS:
 National-level awards during college in technology, entrepreneurship, Internet fields. I.e. Beijing "Challenge Cup" Extracurricular Science & Technology Contest, "Dare to be Creative" National Undergraduate Game Design Competition, "Suning" National College Elites Marketing Competition, North China five provinces and HK & Macao & Taiwan College Computer Application Contest.
 Over 10 scholarships like National Encouragement Scholarship, 1st-level Study Scholarship etc.
 Other honors include Merit Student, Arts & Sports Excellent Awards, and Student Association Activity Excellent Awards etc.

WORK RELEVANT EXPERIENCE
OUTRAGE MACHINE NEW YORK
Creative Technologist Oct 2015 - Feb 2016
 SKILLS: html canvas drawing, Node.js, Socket.io, JavaScript, css; interaction design
 Internship collaboration among ITP, Viacom and NYC Media Lab.
 In charge of the entire web app development.
 Interrogate social outrage with screen-based interactive methods. Projects were presented on the two Viacom billboards in Times Square on Jan 2016. Project specifically addressed body image stand issue. http://thisisreal.me:3000/
 Using Node.js alongside socket.io and frontend JavaScript to mirror an iPad screen drawing process real-time to the Viacom large screens.

YOUKU TUDOU INC BEIJING
Android Developer Intern May 2014 - Aug 2014
 SKILLS: Android development
 In charge of Youku Android app animation module.
 To provide an interface that encapsulates below and above Android 3.0 honeycomb animation.

PICKME TECHNOLOGY INC BEIJING
Founder May 2013 – May 2015
 SKILLS: project & team management, PHP, cloud computing, UI/UX, business communication
 A student flea market platform serving college students in Beijing. http://www.pickme.cn
 Project was selected in National Entrepreneurs and Innovation Training Program.
 Led the team launch Android app PickMe V2.0.
 UI/UX director.
 Backend development with PHP in Baidu Cloud.

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS
 GENERAL SKILLS: UI/UX, web & mobile development, data science, digital dance performance, video & sound, computer graphics, 3D animation, physical computing.
 COMPUTER LANGUAGE: Html, CSS, Javascript, Python, C++, C, Java, MySQL, PHP.
 DESIGN SOFTWARE: Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Premiere, Audition, 3ds Max.
 CREATIVE CODING: Processing, Cinder, Max Msp, Javascript.

SELECTED PROJECTS
CHOREO3D: COMPUTATIONAL CHOREOGRAPHY
New York Aug 2015 – Feb 2016
 SPONSORSHIP: Project was initially developed in Choreographic Coding Lab (CCL) in NYC, 2015 Aug. Further was sponsored by Tisch GSO Grants: The Office of the Dean and Graduate Student Organization.
 SHOW INFO: CCL Showcase, Tisch GSO special event.
 TOOLKITS: Vicon Motion Capture System, Cinder, IMGUI, C++.
 URL: http://www.choreo3d.tech/
 ROLE: Teamwork of 4, in charge of Skeleton system and GUI.
 Choreo3D is a software for editing choreography. It is an exploration of possible interactions between a dancer, or multiple dancers, and a computer.
 Motion capture and visualization: Viacon motion captured movement data visualized in Cinder.
 Digital contact improvisation simulation: Additional skeleton attached on top of the existing movement. Experiment in how body respond to external force.


RESTAGE: GENERATIVE MOSAIC POWERED BY THE INTERNET DANCE DATA
New York Mar 2015 - May 2016
 SPONSORSHIP: Google Storytelling Grant.
 SHOW INFO: Google XStory Annual Showcase 2016, ITP Spring Show 2016.
 TOOLKITS: Python, Django, D3.js, Web crawl
 URL: http://restage.streamgao.com
 ROLE: Leader for teamwork of 2, in charge of overall design, information crawl/extraction methods define, mosaic/art collage creation, web framework building.
 ReStage provides a new perspective of finding and looking at dance. It is a speculative design that generates meta media for dance using web crawling, natural language processing and searching. Then represents these meta media by remixing them into different artistic forms.
 Crawled New York Times dance review articles using typical review writing pattern and NLP extract dance performance title/artists combinations.
 Built a database and then a web search engine for the records alongside other information include performance description, URLs, performance images, video, keywords and featured keywords.
 Mosaic creation: performance images are recompiled into a mosaic image based off of pictures that are generated from a keyword search by end users.
 Art gallery and further: Gif generation for mosaics of one performance. Art gallery for all mosaics/gifs.




RESTAGE IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP
New York Sep 2015 - Oct 2015
 HONOR: NYU Stern 200k Entrepreneurs Challenge Semi Final
 ROLE: Leader for teamwork of 4, in charge of market research, concept & model refining, product design and teamwork.
 ReStage is an online community that facilitates the discovery and support of local performing arts artists using a proprietary peer review system.
 ReStage is a startup idea that represents a new means of performing arts distribution. It reduces the time and complexity of both organizing/promoting the performing arts, further helps good performing arts to stand out.


SPACEROAM: DIGITAL DANCE PERFORMANCE
New York Sep 2015 - Oct 2015
 SHOW INFO: NYC Media Lab Annual Submit.
 TOOLKITS: Node.js, Three.js, MaxMsp
 URL: http://www.streamgao.com/?p=1747
 ROLE: Director for teamwork of 3, in charge of concept defining, choreography and some technical issues.
 Space Roam is a dance digital performance. The 3D scene was built in three.js and node.js. The movement of space was simulated by cellphone (gyro). Then connect to MaxMsp by CefwithSyphon. The whole patch is finished in MaxMsp.


MOTORWAY
Beijing May 2012 - Feb 2013
 SPONSORSHIP: Beijing Undergraduate Science and Technology Innovation Program. Media Asia Film Co., Ltd.
 HONOR: 3rd prize in National "Challenge Cup" Extracurricular Science & Technology Contest. 3rd prize in "Liangxi Cup" Extracurricular Science & Technology Contest.
 TOOLKITS: Html5, CSS, Javascript, Adobe Edge, AppCan Cross-platform development Engine
 URL: http://gaoxi1992.wix.com/streamgao - !untitled/zoom/cj5l/image1j1r
 ROLE: Teamwork of 5, in charge of web animation
 Motorway is a multi-platform mobile app developed by HTML5 under AppCan framework. It is the official mobile app of the movie "Motorway".
 Comic series page with special effect for each plot. People could browse by shaking/wiping.
 Additional features include movie character info/movie info, share to Weibo, movie ticket purchase, contact to friend etc.
 








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