Cindy Wu
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Cindy Wu

world wide web

lost in the crdt woods

9 days ago

Work Experience

2023 — Now

persuading computers

2019 — 2022
Honolulu, Hawai'i

local-first multiplayer reference manager as foundation for decentralized social network for science

2011 — 2019
Seattle, Washington | San Francisco, California | New York City, New York

crowdfunding for science

2010 — 2012
UW Department of Bioengineering

programming dendritic cells for immunotherapy

2010 — 2011
UW Department of Biochemistry

designed anthrax therapeutic

2011 — 2011
UW Department of Electrical Engineering

build logic gates using DNA for silencing genes

2010 — 2010
Researcher at Department of Biology
UW Department of Biology

insect gall diversity in the eastern washington sagebrush steppe

2008 — 2009
UW Department of Microbiology

feed and raise zebrafish for tuberculosis research

2007 — 2008
Bellevue, WA

press buttons from 4am to 10pm

2006 — 2007
Bellevue, WA

scoop ice cream to weight and roll waffle cones

Writing

2011

SJ Wu, CB Eiben, JH Carra, I Huang, D Zong, P Liu, CT Wu, J Nivala... Journal of Biological Chemistry 286 (37), 32586-32592

Projects

Ongoing

process podcast for robots

2022

local-first instant-ui multiplayer reference manager

Next.js, Supabase, Cloudflare Workers, Replicache, Typescript, Tauri, Rust, TailwindCSS, ProseMirror, Vercel, Postgres, IndexedDB

2020

summarize science abstracts for second graders using GPT-3

Flask, Python, GPT-3, Vercel

2020
Superpaper

PDF reader of our dreams

Clojure, Electron

2019

parse PDFs into editable posts

Rails, Ruby, React, Typescript, SCSS, Google Cloud, GROBID, Prosemirror

2011

science for everyone

Rails, Ruby, React, AWS, SCSS, Postgres, Heroku

Volunteering

2022 — 2022
Prince of Wales Island, Alaska

exploring the origins of life through cave bacteria

2018 — 2021
Huntsville, Alabama

served as an elected director for membership organization of 250+ chapters and 10,000 cavers

2019 — 2019
New York City, New York

grassroots organizing app that meets voters where they are

2017 — 2019
Chicago, Illinois

full–tuition scholarship for a woman in science, technology, engineering, or math

2018 — 2018
San Francisco, California

weekly office hours with founders

2008 — 2009
Musician at University of Washington Medical Center
Seattle, Washington

play flute and violin duets for hospital patients

2009 — 2009
English Teacher at Taiwan Overseas Compatriot Affairs Commission and Ministry of Education
Dawu, Taiwan
2013

coffee shop open whenever we feel like it

Speaking

2022
University of Hawai'i, Honolulu, HI
2022
University of Hawai'i, Honolulu, HI
2022
University of Hawai'i, Honolulu, HI
2022
University of Hawai'i, Honolulu, HI
2021
University of Hawai‘i, Honolulu, Hawai'i
2018
Keynote: Democratizing science at Annual Conference on Advancing Faculty and Staff Success with Grants and Sponsored Programs
Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, Illinois
2016
Innovation Panel at National Bureau of Economic Research Summer Institute
Cambridge, Massachusetts
2015
Experiment.com at Funding Diversification Workshop
HHMI Janelia Research Campus, Ashburn, Virginia
2015
2015
Experiment.com at Cornell College
Mount Vernon, Iowa
2013
San Francisco, California
2011
Enhancing immune defenses: controlling transfection efficiency of dendritic cells for vaccine application at UW-Mary Gates Undergraduate Research Symposium
Seattle, Washington
2010
Controlling dendritic cell phenotype for vaccine application at UW-Howard Hughes Medical Institute Undergraduate Research Symposium
Seattle, Washington

Features

2020

"We find holes in the ground and then we...explore them. And it kind of feels like maybe what Neil Armstrong felt like when he first stepped foot on the moon."

2017

Meet Cindy Wu, a dinosaur-loving, bug enthusiast, who prefers animals to people.

2012

"This solution helps close the gap for potentially-promising but unfunded projects." -- Bill Gates

Education

2013 — 2013
Mountain View, California
2002 — 2007
Newport High School
Bellevue, Washington

Contact

LinkedIn
Twitter
Website
GitHub