Aaron C.

Aaron C.


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Studied at Brigham Young University

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Works at Harvey

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About Aaron

Hi there! My name is Aaron Chan, and I'm here to share my extensive knowledge of creating software, navigating the software industry as an engineer from the largest technology companies in the world all the way down to individual freelance consulting and starting your own business with an engineering background. I started programming when I was 8 years old making Flash games, then moved to website freelance development and programming competitions while in high school, focused on AI/ML research and entrepreneurship in college, and currently work for Microsoft Research on Applied AI models such as ChatGPT and GitHub Copilot. Since I graduated in 2021 and am relatively fresh in the industry, I have relevant points of advice and connections for anyone trying to break in. I led several AI related initiatives at Microsoft/Github, including major features within Github Copilot Chat, and currently I'm a founding member of the Harvey AI Research team. We have historic product market fit (10M revenue in first 10 months, believe me that's an old number now) and are backed by investors like the OpenAI Startup Fund and Sequoia. But most of all, I love writing and improving software. If you're looking to bounce engineering ideas or get a second set of eyes on your code, I would love to help. I have 10+ years of experience in Python (including frameworks such as Flask, PyTorch, Fairseq), Javascript, Typescript, HTML, CSS, Java and C#, 5+ years of experience in C++, SQL, R. I have a knack for breaking down ML concepts, explaining the math behind them, and leading us through an implementation.

Why do I coach?

I coach because we both gain insights every time we dive into a concept. I also think it is important to empower as many as possible during this pivotal time in software history with AI coming into popularity.

Work Experience

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AI Researcher


February 2024 - Present

AI researcher in the legal services industry and early member of the Applied Research team. Harvey has historic product market fit and is backed by OpenAI and Sequoia. Our customers include top U.S. and international legal firms such as PwC, Allen & Overy, Gleiss Lutz, and many more.

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Machine Learning Engineer


February 2023 - February 2024

Recently became dually employed by Github for extensive work across Github and Microsoft for Copilot.

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Machine Learning Engineer


August 2021 - February 2024

AI researcher with major contributions to applications such as GitHub Copilot, VS Code, Visual Studio, Azure DevOps & more. 7 patents filed primarily in the AI security and sophisticated LLM evaluation space. Work was chosen for direct demo to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.

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Founder and CTO

Tiedye Social

May 2020 - December 2021

Created a fully featured social networking app for university students and launched at BYU and UC Berkeley. Designed and built entire platform including multimedia messaging, smart introduction algorithms and realtime capabilities. Maintained hundreds of active users and month over month growth.

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Founder and CTO

Matchmaker Surveys

September 2020 - April 2021

Created a dating survey and magic matching algorithm attracting 7000+ students at BYU and resulting in tens of long term relationships and multiple marriages.

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Infrastructure Engineering Intern


January 2020 - March 2020

Chat infrastructure managing 100+ billion messages per day.

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Research Fellow

General Electric

June 2018 - August 2018

Developed mobile applications for AR/VR ultrasound experiences


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Brigham Young University

Bachelor's, Computer Science, Applied Statistics

2015 - 2021

Graduated Summa Cum Laude with a 4.0 GPA across a double major. Founded several continuing clubs such as BYU Data Science Club and BYU Commercial Space Club. Represented my university in the ACM international collegiate programming contest Represented BYU as 1st place in the Elon University Microfinance challenge Brought BYU to the finals in the NASA SPOCS challenge (improving sustainability of spacecraft) alongside other universities such as Stanford and UCLA

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