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Christopher Ngo

Christopher Ngo

Test Engineer | Hackathon Hacker



There are 10 types of humans in this world: those who love scripting, and those who do not. While humans are still relevant (for now, at least), robots are able to yield superior accuracy, consistency, and efficiency. I, for one, welcome our new algorithmic overlords. Automate all the things!



Test Engineer (Server NPI & Sustaining Group)

➤ Amazon AWS | Facebook CDN | Microsoft Azure/Bing | Open Compute Project
-Defined and implemented server rack system test programs in BASH, Perl, Python, and TTL
-Designed and managed lab networks (Arista/Cisco/Delta/FBOSS/Juniper/ONIE)
-Led and trained engineer, ops, and technician teams in test strategy execution

➤ EMC VxRail | QuantaGrid | QuantaPlex | QxStack (VMware EVO SDDC) | STRATOS
-Collaborated with second/third-party engineers to develop custom network, server, and storage test solutions
-Wrote automation shell programs for mass-production tests and firmware flash (BIOS, BMC, CMC, FRU, HDD, NIC, SSD, TPM)


Mentorship Director

➤ Facilitated engineer/outreach teams of company partners
➤ Mentored teams on development, growth hacking, and pitches/presentations
➤ Provided development, support, and test of site
➤ Registered 1400+ hackers of 106 colleges from over 10 countries

Stanford University

Stanford Scholar (Security & Privacy Specialization)

➤ Research Project: Crowdsource ToS analyzation with machine learning/natural language processing


Technical Coordinator

➤ Built registration front-end and back-end with Airtable, Typeform, and Google Drive/Sheets APIs
➤ Implemented customer support chat/ticket system using Slack API
➤ Mentored teams on product design and development
➤ Performed Web Data scraping in Python

Major League Hacking

Hacker | Mentor

➤ Mentored teams on product design and development
➤ My open source project repositories are hosted at
➤ Toured North American to compete at 30+ Hackathons
➤ University Coordinator for Cal Hacks and SDHacks


Clarifai Champion (Remote Developer Evangelist)

➤ Developer evangelist mentorship of deep learning API integration, public speaking, and technical writing

Violin Memory

CS Intern

➤ Callhome System (V-3000, V-6000)
-Analyzed and monitored flash array data logs from production systems
-Configured Callhome on customer and internal flash arrays through SSH

➤ Internal Company Website
-Organized Microsoft SharePoint 2013 SP1 global processes
-Spearheaded data repositories migration project from Google Sites (Cloud) to SharePoint (In-House)

Hackster Ambassador

➤ Teach hardware programming at community workshops

Great America

Deep Water Lifeguard | Professional Actor

➤ Artificial Beach
-Certified for AED, CPR, First Aid, and Deep Water Rescue
-Performed 136 successful rescues in drowning/swimming incidences
-Safety and Risk Management Professional Excellence award recipient

➤ On Stage
-Performed an assortment of roles with audiences averaging 8000 humans
-Managed assistants, stagehands, and talents

Fry's Electronics

Computer Systems Sales

➤ Devised solutions for local businesses (i.e. AV projection setups, locomotive controller/monitoring systems, layer 2 and layer 3 networks, school libraries/computer labs, etc.)
➤ Facilitated direct sales of components and complete systems to consumers and tech companies