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Daven Lu Gist

I'm Daven, a Canadian and aspiring developer living in Japan.


  • B.A. Economics: University of Waterloo (2008-2012)
  • Study abroad at Ritsumeikan APU (立命館アジア太平洋大学)
  • English teacher for 8 years


  1. Maze Solver: Implemented a depth first search algorithm to be able to solve mazes in the form of a nxm grid
  2. DDR Song Aggregator: Scraped songlist on DDR wikipedia and fed them to Spotify API to find all existing DDR songs on spotify
  3. Using a Script to Automate Philips Hues Light functions


  1. Edabit Code Challenge Publisher: Made code challenges in Python
  2. Japanese -> English Translator 1,179 jobs completed. Average score 9.1/10.0 (as of 2020/05/05) (Gengo, pro translator status)
  3. Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) N1 (as of summer 2017)
  4. TEFL 120H Certification - i-to-i TEFL - The Teach and Travel Group Ltd (winter 2018)


  • Use my interpersonal skills acquired through teaching in the developer/IT world.
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