Hi, I’m an aspiring software engineer and student from London, UK. I’m currently a software developer at Artificial Labs.

If you’re a recruiter, take a look at my CV. You can also find more details about me and my projects below. I also post on my blog every now and then. Also, check out my GitHub!

You can get in touch with me via email or tweet me @KelvZhan. Other places to find me: Keybase (also to find my GPG key), LinkedIn, Facebook and IRC (KelvZhan on Freenode).

About me

My main interest is software engineering. I have been programming from a young age, with most of my work being with web development, predominantly with the PHP framework, Laravel. My interest in system software has developed over the past few years, building various projects with languages best suited to their use cases (including Python, Java and Go).

I also hold a casual interest in infosec. I love listening to talks, keeping up to date with recent events, and improving my own cybersecurity skills. I have also participated in bug bounties (including Facebook and eBay’s) and CTFs.

A few of my specific current interests and projects:

  • Learning to build for scale (distributed systems), including taking a deep dive into architecture (Cassandra, Docker and so many other things!)
  • Insurtech working at Artificial Labs to digitise a traditionally paper-based industry
  • Finding ways to improve traditionally insecure DVRs by building my own software replacement

I also quite regularly attend hackathons, so you may see me around at them. Outside of computing, I play fives (squash, but with your hands!) and enjoy reading sci-fi novels.