Tiger Oakes

Software Developer with 7 years of experience in functional and object-oriented programming. Proven success creating custom solutions for a variety of businesses.


09/2015 - 05/2020 (expected with co-op)

University of British Columbia

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, 3rd year

Work Experience

05/2018 - 07/2018 storage.googleapis.com/chrome-supersize/index.html


Chrome for Android - Software Engineering Intern

  • Redesigned & added new features to “Super Size”, Python tool with web output used to analyze millions of files contributing to Chrome’s size. Tool saved 30 KB in the first week after release.
  • Utilized streams and worker threads to handle 180 MB of data at once. Displayed partial data in 1 second, full data in 7 seconds.
  • Updated Android bytecode compiler, shrunk Chrome by 29 KB.
  • Wrote Java bytecode rewriter to insert code automatically.
01/2018 - 04/2018 vitalmechanics.com

Vital Mechanics

3D Graphics & Simulation Developer Intern

Vancouver startup simulating skin for VFX and prototyping clothing
  • Built TypeScript Electron client that interfaces with C++ server to display real-time 3D simulations using WebGL.
  • Migrated large program from jQuery to React and Redux, saving time and effort for future programmers through reactive design.
08/2017 - 12/2017 yelp.com/describe_your_project?category=movers


Local Services - Software Engineer Intern

  • Built “Describe Your Project” package with Python, so users may easily request quotes from home services businesses.
  • Developed Python package to encapsulate API with RST docs.
  • Implemented UI for branching question flows with Flow, React and Redux; wrote tree structure to track questions to ask users.
  • Led hackathon team to build new product for in-restaurant experience. Placed in Top 3 of Hardcore category out of 44 projects and was picked up by sales team afterwards.
05/2016 - 04/2017 github.com/ubc-farm

Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm

Software Developer

  • Developed custom TypeScript software with the UBC Work Learn International Undergraduate Research Award.
  • Wrote fill algorithm to classify sections of farm fields.
10/2009 - 08/2015 omlhawaii.com

Oakes Management LLC

Web Developer and IT Manager

#1 custom home builder in Hawai'i, building private resort residences.
  • Designed and developed web portfolio to showcase residences.
  • Applied GPU-accelerated parallax using CSS 3D transformations.


TypeScript | JavaScript | Python | Kotlin | Java | C# | Android | Node.js | React | Design


  • Finalist: nwHacks 2018 (out of 800+)
  • Hardcore Top 3: Yelp Hackathon 24.0 (out of 44)
  • UBC Work Learn International Undergraduate Reasearch Award
  • Grand Prize: Congressional App Challenge 2014, Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District

Selected Projects

05/2014 - 05/2015

Big Island Buses

Web app to replace Hawai'i paper bus schedules
  • Won Grand Prize in Congressional App Challenge 2014, Hawaii’s 2nd District.
  • Optimized site for mobile offline viewing.
  • Contacted and worked with the County of Hawai’i to integrate the app with the island’s bus system.
02/2018 - 01/2019

Soil TopARgraphy

Teaches soil topography through AR
  • Will be published on Google Play in 2019.
  • Programmed Android AR viewer in Unity with C#, exposed fields to inspector so teammates could quickly manipulate views.
  • Wrote script to process Mapbox heightmaps to generate Blender 3D model.


Enhances museum immersion with gamification
  • Finalist, nwHacks 2018 out of 800+ people.
  • Helped write Android app in Java to scan NFC badges on exhibits and patrons.
  • Built backend with Node.js/MongoDB.
04/2018 - 08/2018

Color Breakdown

Design tool to analyze image color palette
  • Published Progressive Web App on Microsoft Store.
  • Used JavaScript file API to open images for parsing, clipboard API to copy hex values.
  • Stored user data in IndexedDB, used cursors to stream out saved data and reduce time to display by 1 second.