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DG Kim

DG Kim

Student | Engineer | Musician | Web Developer

About Me

Welcome to my online portfolio. This website features my various projects and hosts examples of my previous website development work. I am currently a student at Princeton University, studying Electrical Engineering and pursuing certificate programs in Computer Science, Engineering Management Systems and Musical Performance in Conducting. During the academic year, I am based in Princeton, NJ - in the greater New York metropolitan area - while outside of school I can be found north of the bay in Santa Rosa, CA.

My Interests

My interests are eclectic. I began learning programming techniques and web development at the ripe age of 12, reading from dummies textbooks. Since then, I have found myself as a freelance web developer as well as a dedicated student in the field of Electrical Engineering. On the flip side, I am also an avid musician, with interests ranging from cello performance to conducting and to orchestration.

Education

Education

Princeton University, Class of 2018
Concentration: Electrical Engineering
Certificates: Applications of Computing, Engineering Management Systems, Musical Performance in Conducting

Central Valley High School, Class of 2014
Valedictorian

Skills

Skills

Programming languages: PHP, Java, C, Verilog, Python, HTML, CSS, Javascript, SQL
Web development: Symfony, Codeigniter, Wordpress, phpBB, Drupal
Graphic Design: Website mockups, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator
Engineering: RF/Microwave simulations with ADS; FPGA using Xilinx ISE; basic chip fabrication techniques and clean room experience, ranging from etching to photo lithography; circuit design; signal processing; GNU radio

Research

Research

I assisted in the lab of Professor Paul Prucnal at Princeton University on a project titled “Optical Cancellation of RF Interference”. The research group has successfully created a photonic integrated chip that converts RF signals to optics to perform self-interference cancelation in RF signals. My work primarily focused on measurement of the integrity of received OFDM packets.
PSICON
CALC-Merit
Class of 2018
Everything Dojo
Princeton SI
La Vie en Cello
PCO
McCarthy LLC
SMC
TEDx PrincetonU
ROMP
Make Music Matter

PSICON

PSICON15's website is built on the framework Codeigniter, and features sophisticated application/authentication/administration features to create a smooth application process for the competition aspect of PSICON. In addition, the design (CSS and some HTML) work was collaborative, using Trello to handle communication and git (with bitbucket) to handle version control.

CALC-Merit

CALC-Merit is a complex web-based calculus learning system. Site administrators and designated question inputters have access to a special control panel where they can enter calculus problems of both multiple choice and free response type into the database. Students attempt to earn merit badges, each of which is a different big calculus topic found in Calculus I and Calculus II. Students select a test to take and a randomized set of questions is generated for them. Once submitted, the multiple choice questions are graded and the free response are sent to the teacher, who can then grade the tests. There is also a discussion forum, powered by phpBB. Students and teachers can take full advantage of the phpBB functions with seamless interaction with CALC-Merit, which uses the same login database.

Class of 2018

This website was commissioned by the Princeton Class of 2018. The website required an events manager as well as easily editable content from clients. The website was created using the October CMS. It features a number of custom plugins for easier use for clients.

Everything Dojo

Everything Dojo is a sophisticated blog resource for blogs on the popular mathematics website "Art of Problem Solving" (no affiliation with the website). The revamped website was a collaborative effort with several developers working on a number of complex applications. The database stores CSS stylesheets and screenshots for styles that have been submitted to the database. Registered users can submit to the database, which will be approved by administrators. Users can also discuss the styles in the custom built forum or look at the style in use with the "Try-It". Another major feature of Everything Dojo is the themizer, which provides users with a simple interface to select colors and images to generate a custom CSS style for their blog.

Princeton SI

This website was created to help spread information about Princeton Social Innovation events and group. By the time I joined the project with the team, it was about maintaining and updating the website. The website was written using the Codeigniter framework, and required remote and on site collaboration and version control. This new design was created late 2015 as part of a rebranding campaign.

La Vie en Cello

This website served as the homepage for Princeton's Cello Ensemble, La Vie en Cello. This website was built on the codeigniter framework, and featured a wide range of administrator tools in the backend to make future administration and updates of the site easy to manage. La Vie en Cello logo created by Savannah Du.

PCO

This webpage is the homepage of the Princeton Chamber Orchestra. Due to server constraints, it was hosted on Wordpress, and required extensive work-arounds to create the desired visual result. It was built on the Edin theme for Wordpress, then updated with CSS styling for color consistency and mobile-friendly results.

McCarthy LLC

This was the homepage for Princeton local lawyer, Jack McCarthy III. The website was built using the Codeigniter framework and had an interactive google map and contact form.

SMC

This is the homepage of the Spokane Math Circle. The Spokane Math Circle was an organization based in Spokane, Washington which provided free extracurricular mathematics education for middle school aged students. This website mainly had content purposes, but occasionally required custom forms for surveys and testing online, which tended to be decentralized. There was also an attendance form online for administrators.

TEDx PrincetonU

This website was the event registration and info site for TEDxPrincetonU. The event was hosted by Princeton Social Innovation. The website was responsible for displaying the content of the event: the theme, registration details, speakers and general about text. It was built without a framework - simply just one php file and a stylesheet.

ROMP

ROMP stands for ReachOut Mentorship Program, a website for Princeton alumns and students to connect with each other in order to create mentorship partnerships. The website was built on the Codeigniter framework, and features a number of features, ranging from a sophisticated backend, emailing system, cron functions and user registration.

Make Music Matter

This website was the event site for the benefit concert "Make Music Matter". It contains a number of jQuery transitions and has a clean design focused around music graphic design. All of the graphic design was custom done and used universally on both web and print media. Both the website and posters that accompanied the event used the same design scheme to enforce continuity.

Basic Info

Primary Instruments: Cello, Piano
Fields of interest: Conducting, Performance, Orchestration

Groups

La Vie en Cello

In the spring of 2015, I founded La Vie en Cello, Princeton University's cello ensemble. I currently serve as the President of the organization and contribute a large number of the arrangements for the ensemble. Our group has performed in numerous settings, from the most rowdy of dance performances to the most crowded art museum donor events.

Princeton Chamber Orchestra

As of spring of 2015, I took up the role of conductor of Princeton Chamber Orchestra. In the concerts since, the size of the orchestra and the audience have greatly flourished. As a conductor, I've led our orchestra through great works from standard orchestral repertoire.

Princeton University Orchestra

I am a cellist and the Assistant Conductor of the Princeton University Orchestra, the orchestra of Princeton University since 1896. I was also the social chair for the ensemble.

Princeton Triangle Club

I currently serve as one of the orchestrators for Princeton Triangle Club, a musical theatre ensemble that has been part of Princeton's tradition for over 125 years.

Princeton University Players

I have been a music director for two performances of the Princeton University Players - "City of Angels" and "Sex on Broadway", a revue for freshmen at Princeton. For "City of Angels", I led and rehearsed the pit, and for "Sex on Broadway", I led the pit and created the orchestrations.