Splash Biography

JAMES GAN, Cornell senior working for nonprofit StudentRND

Major: Economics

College/Employer: Cornell

Year of Graduation: 2018

Picture of James Gan

Brief Biographical Sketch:

I'm a Cornell student from Seattle, WA! I'm into coding, government, and some random hobbies!


Past Classes

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M451: Make your own cryptocurrency! in Splash Spring 18 (Apr. 28, 2018)
Bitcoin is a big thing recently. Want to create your own multibillion dollar cryptocurrency? Come on by to learn how to make an ERC20 token on the Ethereum Blockchain!

M452: Make your own Mario game! in Splash Spring 18 (Apr. 28, 2018)
Do you like video games? Let's remake the Nintendo classic Mario! You'll be able to program your own enemies and your own hero.

M454: Building an API for dummies (Intro to backend development) in Splash Spring 18 (Apr. 28, 2018)
How do APIs work? I can call them to do stuff, but how do people access them? We'll explain all this and more at the building an API for dummies class.

M377: Leading Technology Projects: Tech & Product Management in Splash Fall 17 (Nov. 04, 2017)
Product Management is the organizational lifecycle function dealing with planning, forecasting, producing, and marketing a product. As a Senior studying Economics, Computer Science, and Information Science, I found this to be a perfect path for me. Sign up for this class if you want to learn how to design and lead technology projects! You may design a mobile game and figure out how to produce it with a budget, and how to make money off it. You may design the next Macbook. At the very least, you can learn about the Product Management path and possibly discover something to pursue in college!

?378: Modernizing the World: Digital Transformation in Splash Fall 17 (Nov. 04, 2017)
Come learn how Leaders in Digital Transformation apply technology to modernize businesses and help the global economy

S379: Hidden Histories of the Unseen Minority in Splash Fall 17 (Nov. 04, 2017)
Throughout history, minorities have been forced to face discrimination, exclusion from society, barriers to opportunities, oppression, and under-appreciation in American history. Diversity impels us to realize feelings of self-awareness, insight, and determination in the sense that we must work harder to overcome the conscious and unconscious biases of others. Asian-American history is a story rarely told in secondary and university education. In this course, we will explore key events that have shaped Asian-American culture.

?327: Make a Splash! (How to organize an event) in Splash Spring 17 (Apr. 29, 2017)
Have you ever wanted a Hackathon at your school? Or to be the secretary general at a Model United Nations conference? Or to bring Splash closer to home? Maybe you saw something cool on the internet and want it to happen near you. Come learn how to organize events with a nonprofit event manager and a hackathon organizer!

?149: Introduction to Glowsticking in Splash Fall 2015 (Oct. 24, 2015)
Learn how to spin poi and glowsticks! "Ooh shiney" is all you'll hear from your friends and family.