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Nicholas Wong

Bringing ideas to life one line at a time.

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About Myself

Hi there 👋! I'm Nicholas, but you can call me Nick. I'm a passionate developer with a drive to realize great solutions. Currently, I am pursuing a double degree in Computer Science and Mathematics, in my 4th year at the University of Toronto. I am interested in pursuing continued studies, researching deep learning and transformers further.

Outside of studies, I play guitar, piano, and alto saxophone. I also have an interest in modern Japanese culture (from music and food to games and anime). Apart from a bunch of hobbies, I like to stay educated on maintaining a good physique and mental health.

Large Projects

A list of projects I've done that I think best showcase my skillset and passion!

AI Chatbot

AI Chatbot

Open domain AI powered conversational chatbot

Ongoing learning and building of an open domain AI chatbot. Designed and built a lot of the architecture of the high level model. Continuing to prove with cutting-edge research and development in the NLP space.

Newest Model (built with performers)Older Model
ZeroTwo-Bot Home Page


Digital AI powered musician companion

Became a lead developer in a lot of the backend and AI functionality, eventually pushing the project as the AI team lead. Worked together with a small group of passionate developers; mentoring, growing, and inspiring one another.

Utilized AWS services such as: Amplify, Lambda, SageMaker, S3, EC2, DynamoDB.

Oslyn Website
ZeroTwo-Bot Home Page

ZeroTwo-Bot (project bought out)

Discord bot serving millions of users

Worked as a web developer for a Discord bot serving millions of users (50+ million as of now!). Produced the home landing page, store page, and web dashboard. Gained experience with enterprise-level CI/CD: kubernetes, docker, JetBrains TeamCity, GitHub Projects, Apache Cassandra.

As of 2023, the project was successfully bought out by and the web apps have been newly rewritten.

Home Page (design deprecated)

Work Experience

  • Royal Bank of Canada (2021 – 2022) — Technical System Analyst
    • Developed and documented automation tools, saving thousands of support hours of work
    • Presented demonstrations for 500+ users
    • Led adoption days to introduce and give tutorial on tool usage
  • University of Toronto (2020 – 2021) — Teaching Assistant
    • CSC108 – Lecture assistant, assisting in leading small group discussion and support during lecture time

Open Source Projects

I believe open source projects are vital in benefiting all. The following are a list of open source projects I have created or contributed to.

Hugging Face Tokenizers

Collection of tokenizers used in natural language processing (NLP) applications. Navigating a large project used by many researchers and enterprises, I contributed to the developer experience (DX) of the tokenizers.

Hugging Face Tokenizers repo imagehuggingface/tokenizers


Authentication module for the NUXT webapp framework. My main contribution was to head the Discord integration for authentication.

Nuxt/Auth repo imagenuxt-community/auth-module


Building an interface for WebGL shaders to behave on browsers. This project was inspired by bloc97's Anime4K project that were intelligently crafted shaders to enhance or recover visual quality of a video or image.

Ani-SS repo imagepinnouse/ani-ss

ZeroTwo Bot

My first large project. I learned the most from this project: developing software, deploying/hosting an application on the cloud, maintaining and scaling, interacting with APIs, and security/authentication. This project has given me lots of opportunity to explore technology and also expose me to a lot of great projects and developers.

ZeroTwo Bot repo imagepinnouse/ZeroTwoBot


Open source project to manage Minecraft servers with the goal of bringing security and ease of use to the everyday player that wanted to start a server.

Lodestone repo imagelodestone-team/lodestone


NLP AI chatbot based on Google's performers (transformers with the attention mechanism performing linearly). My attempt at reaching for the stars with lots of training data and a whole machine learning pipeline to bring the project to life.

Amadeus repo imagepinnouse/amadeus

AWE (A WebAssembly Emulator)

A project to bring emulators to the world wide web. With the advent of web assembly, software and technology has never been so accessible. In this project, I aim to use the computer skills I have learned to bring game console emulators to your web browser!

AWE (A WebAssembly Emulator) repo imagepinnouse/awe


A service where you can watch shows together with friends. No more countdowns to sync up the timing, just join the room and enjoy together.

Ruumi repo imagepinnouse/ruumi


Macaron is a hackathon project that sought to reduce the clutter of noise in today's media, and bring it down to bite-sized bits. This project won the hackathon's "The Perfect Pitch" award.

Macaron repo imagethe-macaron/macaron


Bento is a hackathon submission to Hack the North 2020++. In this project, we aimed to create a solution for teachers to navigate the online setting as they would their classroom.

Bento repo imagepinnouse/bento

Solid Dots (*nix Dotfiles)

A repository containing my riced configurations of Linux. Finding my way around and learning the ins and outs of Unix-like systems has been a fun treat and grow very comfortable with the terminal.

Solid Dots (*nix Dotfiles) repo imagepinnouse/SolidDots


This repository contains my work in competitive programming.

Competitive repo imagepinnouse/Competitive