Ivan Chen

I'm currently a rising senior at Stuyvesant High School. I'm currently a Lead Software Engineer at StuyPulse and was the Vice President of Software Engineering for the 2023 FRC season. I'm also currently a part of The Stuyvesant Spectator as the Lead Web Developer. I was involved in the Stuyvesant Student Union as a Director of IT for the Sophomore and Junior caucuses.


Vice President of Software Engineering - StuyPulse

May 2022 - May 2023

  • Led a team of 130+ members through the FRC season, to multiple competitions, and world championships.
  • Managed a department of 40+ members to write clean and functional code.
  • Worked extensively with members and fellow leadership members to design, build, program, and test world-class FRC robots with advanced controls and engineering knowledge.
  • Led efforts in exploring innovative technologies through dedicated research initiatives.

Software Engineer / Webmaster - StuyPulse

October 2020 - Current

  • Developed and tested the code for two highly esteemed robots, ranked #24 and #26 in the world during the 2022 and 2023 seasons.
  • Mentored newcomers to the team and taught them programming, vital robotics concepts, and advanced topics.
  • Took on the responsibility of creating educational resources to impart knowledge to new team members and ensure the preservation of our existing expertise.
  • Maintained the StuyPulse website with most updated information.
  • Wrote concise documentation to guide future members on various topics related to both physical hardware and software.

Lead Developer & Designer - The Stuyvesant Spectator

November 2021 - Current

  • Wrote modern, performant, and maintainable code for a redesign of the existing website.
  • Led effort to completely redesign and build a new website that was more stable and featured a modern new design.
  • Reworked the workflow of uploading articles to the website for greater efficiency and a better user experience.

Director of IT - StuySU Junior Caucus

August 2022 - Current

  • Co-led and worked on creating a new website design.

Director of IT - StuySU Sophomore Caucus

September 2021 - July 2022

  • Modernize and redesign the CMS of the Sophomore Caucus website.
  • Worked on loading speed optimization of the website.
  • Updated landing page to reflect new school year.
  • Led a project to create a centralized search engine for information in the school.