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Shih-Wen Su

Machine Learning, Python & JavaScript Developer

Taipei, Taiwan


  • 2015


    Engineering Director

    (Aug. 2015 - Present) | Tokyo, Japan

    Job search, video recruit, and online audition platform.

  • 2014


    CTO & Co-founder

    (Aug. 2014 - Aug. 2015) | Tokyo, Japan

    We provide Gmail and Outlook plugins for emailĀ­ tracking, reminders and email templates that provides actionable statistics for recruiters in Japan, Hong Kong and Australia, to gain insights and find talents easier and faster.

  • 2014

    Organizaing Committee of PyCon Japan

    Member Staff of Sponsor Team.

    Aug. 2014 - Oct. 2014 | Tokyo, Japan

  • 2013


    Principle Engineer

    (Jul. 2013 - Jul. 2014) | Tokyo, Japan

    Designed and built auto-scalable, fault-tolerant, image-based CAPTCHA system, and grew the infrastructure to serve millions of users from Japanese giants, e.g., SoftBank, Recruit. Reduced CAPTCHA authentication mechanism from typically 3 client-server requests, e.g., Google reCAPTCHA, to 2 requests. Improved dynamic image request performance by 40% in Django.

  • 2010


    (Jun. 2010 - Jul. 2013) | Taipei, Taiwan

    Developed online real-time action and point exchange platform utilized by 39,000 gamers. Constructed website localization with Spanish, French and German translations provided by enthusiastic users.

  • 2008


    Research & Development Engineer

    (Jul. 2008 - May. 2010) | Taipei, Taiwan

    Collaborated with team members and developed centralized continuous integration system for the company.

  • 2007

    Air Force

    Second Lieutenant

    (Jul. 2007 - Jun. 2008) | Taiwan

    Collaberated with team members and developed centralized continuous integration system for the company.


  • 2003

    National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan

    Bachelor , Computer Science

    (2003 - 2007)


  • 2016

    I Got Mine in KC

    Free Condoms, Events, STD prevention, treatment in Kansas City. A startup project in Code for KC.

  • 2016

    Kansas City Property Violation

    Assumptions, open data analysis and answers for Kansas City property violation issue.

  • 2015

    Google App Engine Starter

    A Python cookiecutter template for Google App Engine, integrated webapp2, Jinja2, NDB, WTForms, unittest, webtest, NoseGAE, Fabric, SimpleAuth, Bower, Gulp, HTML5Boilerplate, SASS, LiveReload, jQuery, Twitter Bootstrap. Easy to start your GAE project by answering interactive questions.

  • 2015

    Designed to load content scripts and dependencies of a Chrome extension efficiently to web page JavaScript environment.

  • 2013

    A real-time server to provide only the needed charaters of a font file, especially for large Chinese, Japanese, Korean font files, that highly improved the load time the font, including a deployable Python server and a jQuery plugin.

  • 2012

    A movie recommendation system combining facebook friends' reviews and item-based collaborative filtering for over 50,000 selected movies. The website is a single page application in Backbone.js in the front end, along with Python Tornado, MongoDB and ElasticSearch in the backend.

  • 2012

    Collaborated with a talented team from Taipei and London to build the first crowdfunding platform for Taiwan.

  • 2011

    Customizable online store and tools can be installed in Facebook fan page for local businesses.

Honors & Awards

  • 2016

    GlobalHack VI, 4th place for JOYN, Homeless Management Information System platform enables real time collaboration between CoC organizations and their clients.

    Oct. 2016 St. Lious, U.S.A.

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  • 2015

    Taiwan & Thailand International Open Data Hackathon, Best Hackers Award for GotYou, Police Patrol Dynamic Routing Optimization System

    Oct. 2015 Taipei, Taiwan

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  • 2014

    PITCH TO THE PRESIDENT! FINEST startup event in Tokyo!, 1st Prize for Capy

    Mar. 2014 Tokyo, Japan

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  • 2013

    Infinity Ventures Summit Fall 2013, 1st Prize for Capy

    Dec. 2013 Kyoto, Japan

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  • 2011

    Startup Weekend Competition, 1st Prize for HitCaptcha

    Nov. 2011 HsinChu, Taiwan

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  • 2010

    All in One PC Interactive Application Competition Excellence Award from National Industrial Development Bureau of Taiwan

    May 2010 Taipei, Taiwan

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