Kevin Yeh

learning, creating, & navigating

from new york city to Austin, Texas.

"How do I love thee? Let me count the ways,

that I may dissect thy resume."


I am a New York native, StuyCS Alumnus, and hackNY Fellow completing a Master's in CS and Film studies at the University of Texas at Austin. I'm the former Innovation director for HackTX, a past student organizer for Global Hackathon Seoul, and a future engineer at Kickstarter.

I am primarily an Android and backend systems developer, with a bit of Rust fanboyism thrown in. I've worked at the systems level in C, done Graphics and Physical Simulation work and research in C++ and OpenGL, developed Computer Vision applications using OpenCV, and worked on an assortment of projects in Python, Perl, Ruby, Java, Javascript, Scala, Golang, Rust...the works.

In the past, I've worked as an Android developer for early-stage startup Cerebri and as a software engineering intern at MongoDB, architecting their new Rust driver. I've also worked for GeoTrellis as a Facebook Open Academy engineer, for Amazon AWS on their distributed RDS and DynamoDB technologies, and for local Austin company Blastro Networks, developing and orchestrating a simultaneous release of their three flagship Android apps.

This past year, I was responsible for overseeing projects to improve the hacker experience at HackTX, including 3D-printed trophies, a Slack mentorship system, a voting system for LEDs and the Hacker's Choice award, an interactive infographic, and a hardware hack room.

If you'd like to gossip with me about Android development, Distributed systems and Rust, Computer vision and graphics, or that one movie where Audrey Hepburn plays a blind woman, contact me at kevinyeah@utexas.edu.


Visit github:kyeah for an in-depth look at my recent and ongoing projects.

Hi everyone! I talked quite a bit about why I chose to be a hackNY fellow back in 2014, and almost a full year after the fact, I'm happy to say that being a hackNY fellow was, and continues to be, a much more wonderful experience than I could ever express in words.  Read more


What was initially conceived as a drama of three working women overthrowing their company’s “sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot” of a boss became, against all attempts to keep it from being “too much of a feminist line,” a hectic outgrowth of the second-wave feminist movement.



Recent talks and papers.
The New MongoDB Rust Driver @ Rust NYC [Slides | Git]
Liteturn: Gesture-Controlled Cyclist Lights Using Cheap and Efficient Devices [Slides | Git]
Neural Style: The Genetic Evolution of Aesthetically-Pleasing Fractals [Slides | Git]
The NAO Robot: A Gravity Compensation Controller and Keyframe Behavior for Motion Development
Magical Realism: Exploring Reality and Agency in the Coming-of-Age Story