Brianna Ta

Herndon, VA · (571) 250-8955 · brianna.hy.ta@gmail.com

Dynamic and detail-oriented Software Engineer with a knack for conceptualizing and delivering elegant, user-friendly solutions effectively and efficiently. Possesses a track record of developing a full MERN stack, react apps, and a web application integrated with machine learning. Armed with an extensive understanding of JavaScript frameworks and database integration. Regular participant in local hackathons and innovation challenges.


Experience

Software Engineering Intern

Kenari Adaptive Learning
  • Fixed bugs and issues on the website
  • Enhanced UI design with Angular components
  • Integrated frontend with backend and Google Firebase database
March 2021 - July 2021

Web Developer

re:Bloom
  • Developed website for client through WebFlow
  • Implemented FlexBot, SEO, and ADA regulations
January 2021 - April 2021

Backend Developer

Sirch
  • Acted as team lead to manage meetings and allocating tasks
  • Created a Twilio proxy service and its functions with Node.js
  • Integrated with a MongoDB database, Bootstrap front end widget, and IOS app
January 2021 - March 2021

Project Development Extern

Cisco Systems
  • Researched market technologies that would prevent the spread of COVID-19 and reduce the risk of in-person school
  • Put together a presentation marketing my team’s solution
June 2020

Education

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Computer Science - Bachelor of Science

August 2021 - May 2025

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology

Alexandria, VA

High School Diploma

GPA: 4.43

August 2017 - June 2021

Projects

OTIS (2nd Place)

Cisco Webex Hackathon

MERN stack web application for tracking building occupancy using Computer Vision and Machine Learning; deployed on Heroku using AWS

January 2021

Taxi Traffic (1st Place)

HackTJ 7.5

Web interface displaying our data analyzation and prediction algorithm for taxi demand hot spots in DC

December 2020

Mitigavite (Top 13)

Bloom 2020 Startup Competition

Evaluates vitals and symptoms using biosensors and user input, calculates probability of having COVID-19, checks if the user is wearing a mask properly

July 2020

Guns Begone

HackTJ 6.0

Python application that determines whether the firearm is within a certain proximity of a school or other public area, alerts security through email or push notifications along with information about the intruder

April 2019

Care4Me

HackTJ 5.0

Java application that asks questions specifically targeting areas of the brain affected by Alzheimer’s and determines what kind of risk the user has for the disease

March 2018

Skills

Programming Languages
Technologies

Interests

Apart from being a web developer, I enjoy most of my time doing sports. Throughout the year, I participate in both Wrestling and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. I've wrestled for the past four years at the 106 lb weight class and have obtained an All American Title. For the past 11 years, I've practiced Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (since I was 6 years old!) and I am now a blue belt.

Some of my less vigorous hobbies include baking, crocheting, and painting. I also enjoy reading fantasy books and watching drama TV shows on Netflix. My favorites are Grey's Anatomy and Criminal Minds. In my free time, I love exploring the web development world by participating in hackathons and innovation challenges.


Awards

  • 2 nd Place - Cisco Webex Virtual Hackathon (2021)
  • 1 st Place - HackTJ 7.5 (2020)
  • Top 13 - Bloom 2020 Startup Competition (2020)