I Am

software engineer. sports fan. life enthusiast.

«About Me»

Hi everyone, welcome to my website! My name is Phillip Ou and I am a software engineer from Los Angeles, California. I am currently majoring in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. As both a First Generation American and a First Generation College Student, I've had the opportunity to gain a variety of unique experiences, perspectives, and passions. I've had to learn English as a second language, gone through the recruiting process as a student-athlete, learned how to make mobile apps, taken a Gap Year, fallen in love with technology, and much more! Feel free to browse around the site and contact me if you have any more questions.

«Skills & Education»


|| Mobile: iOS | Objective-C | Swift | Android

|| Web: React | Ruby on Rails | HTML | CSS | jQuery

|| Other: Python | Java | NLTK | Javascript | Node.js | Git | Maya

Massachusetts Institute of Technology || Class of 2018

BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Gordon Engineering Leadership Student

MIT Class of '81 Alumni Scholarship Recipient



*Finished Top 5 in MIT's 6.148 Web Programming Competition*

Every dollar a user saves is allocated to a special account where they can spend on experiences they love

Built With: ReactJS | Node.js


*Won Best User Experience in MIT's 6.170 Web Programming Competition*

Easy-to-use group polling application where everyone's preferences get accounted for

Built With: ReactJS | Node.js


Your Social Journaling Companion

Capture the moments with the people you care about the most

Built With: Swift | Rails | AWS

Stitch News

Social news reading that will change the way you process information

Highlight and save all the interesting facts you read

Built With: Objective-C | Node.js

onpatient PHR

Your personal health record is now on your iPhone and Apple Watch

Featured on the Wall Street Journal and Apple App Store

Built With: Swift


A satirical knock off of the popular music streaming site Pandora

Discover and collect popular Gifs recommended just for you

Built With: Ruby on Rails


Discover the moments behind all your favorite places in this geolocation, photo sharing app

A Product from YCombinator Hackathon 2014

Built With: Objective-C | Parse


Voted Top 5 at the MakeGamesWithUs iOS Game Development Competition.

Embarass your friends and get rewarded!

Built With: Objective-C | Parse


Built and designed by yours truly all from scratch

You're looking at it right now!

Built With: HTML | CSS | jQuery


The Social Shopping Place

Buy, save, and share outfits your friends recommend for you.

Built With: Objective-C | Node.js


Crowd-sourced music sharing

Enjoy and contribute to open-source playlists from around the world

Built With: Swift | Rails


Google Search

Associate Product Manager Intern || Jun 2017 - Aug 2017

Led a team of engineers and designers to redesign the events search experience on Google Search

Project featured on TechCrunch and The Verge

Google Photos

Software Engineering Intern || Jun 2016 - Aug 2016

Led the research and devlopment of new features utilizing Apple's new iOS 10 API

Incorporated 3D Touch into the iOS application


Software Engineering Winter Extern || Jan 2016

Developed new admin dashboard to support Web, Commerce, and Monetization Teams

Automated deployment of Amazon DynamoDB, Lambda, and SQS on multiple development servers saving hours of manual configuration time


Software Engineering Intern || Jun 2015 - Aug 2015

Member of the Snapchat Identity Team

Sole developer of the "Trophy Case " on iOS, Android, and the Java Backend

Co-developed "Add Nearby Friends " on iOS, Android, and the Java Backend


iOS Developer || Mar 2015 - Jun 2015

Created the Onpatient Apple Watch Application Featured on the Wall Street Journal

Created the drchrono ICD-10 Apple Watch and iPhone Application

Published and maintained the company's award-winning PHR and EHR iPhone and iPad Apps


Lead iOS Developer & Independent Contractor || Jan 2015 - Sep 2015

Led the development of the company's first mobile, microblogging application, Unmag.

Make School

iOS Developer || Jun 2014-Mar 2015

Developed and published iOS mobile applications.

Organized product presentations for various VC funded Silicon Valley startups.

MIT Sloan School of Management

Programmer & Undergraduate Researcher || Dec 2013 - Jan 2014

Developed language processing software to analyze characteristics of companies in social media.

Implemented machine learning techniques to evaluate company data and transactions.

First Generation Project

Mentor || Aug 2013 - Pres

Offered advice and counsel to other first generation college students

Caltech SPHIR Lab

Lab Technician Intern || Jun 2012 - Oct 2012

Analyzed behavior of small particles colliding with various materials at high speeds.

Co-authored paper on findings in International Journal of Impact Engineering 62 (2013) 13-26.

Ou Family Autoshop

Mechanic || Sep 2010 - Aug 2013

Assisted with repair of motor vehicles