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Welcome to my personal website!

I enjoy building software that makes people' lives easier by writing elegant, performant, and maintainable frontend code. I also enjoy petting every cat I see.

I'm a software engineer, a freelance artist, an anime lover, and a cat mom.

I'm a

  • software engineer
  • AI enthusiast
  • web designer
  • cat mom πŸˆβ€β¬› 🐈

About Me

Turning complex problems
into simple design

Decorative background
4+Years of experience
50+Projects done
2,000+GitHub contributions

I had my awakening call recently, and it sent me on a journey of self-discovery. One morning, I woke up to a world that felt alien, as if I had been sleepwalking through life. The vibrant red awning of the corner pizzeria caught my eye, a splash of color I had never noticed before. The trees lining the streets stood tall and proud, each one unique in its own way. The glass façade of a skyscraper near the I-5 entrance gleamed in the morning light, reflecting the azure sky above. I found myself wondering, "Where am I? Who in the world am I?"

Life is a labyrinth of mysteries, but the most profound one is the quest to unravel our own identity and purpose. As we navigate the twists and turns of this maze, the greatest challenge is to hold onto our authentic selves. In this moment, I am filled with gratitude for the opportunity to exist, to breathe, and to grow. Tomorrow, I will emerge as a better version of myself, like a butterfly breaking free from its chrysalis.

The ability to introspect and reflect is a superpower that sets humans apart, allowing us to shape our own destinies.

NameTam NguyenNickname: Alissa / Avione
Phone(425) 728-0312
LocationSeattle, Washington, USA
  • Full-stack development

    Building robust and scalable web applications using the T3 stack (Next.js, tRPC, Prisma, Tailwind CSS, TypeScript) for seamless integration between frontend and backend. Implementing type-safe APIs and data validation with Zod for reliable data integrity.

  • Front-end development

    Responsive and performant web pages with React or Remix, with and SSR for a better user experience. Utilize modern UI libraries like TailwindCSS, Headless UI, ShadUI, Framer Motion, etc. to create beautiful, responsive, and accessible web apps quickly.

  • Web hosting, deployment, and API management

    Deployment to platforms such as Vercel, Netlify, and Cloudflare to leverage caching and firewalls at the edge. Writing easily understood, modular, fast, and type-safe applications with TypeScript and modern JavaScript syntax. Implementing rate limiting with Upstash to protect APIs and ensure fair usage.

  • Database management and ORMs

    Data management with Firestore, Prisma, Supabase, or Drizzle ORM. Use of classic web security principles and user authorization/authentication with Firebase Auth or Clerk for seamless user management.

  • CMS integration and analytics

    Creating JAM Stack frontend applications that integrate with modern headless content management systems (CMS) like Contentful. Implementing data analytics and user behavior tracking with Posthog for data-driven decision-making.

  • AI and ML integration

    Hosting and integrating AI models using Cloudflare Workers for efficient and scalable AI-powered features. Leveraging the power of AI and machine learning to enhance user experiences and automate processes.



  • Chess Game with AI
    PythonPIPSublime Text
  • AI Image Generator
  • Sign Language Detection with TensorFlow


My Education

  • 2024 - Current
    Computer Science Major with focus on AI/MLWestern Governors University
    Focused primarily on artificial intelligence and machine learning frameworks such as PyTorch and TensorFlow, as well as language models like LLMs (Large Language Models).
  • 2021 - Current
    Front-end Engineer & Web Developerat GitHub OpenSource - Seattle, WA
    Created multiple software applications with React, NextJS, SSR, and experimental UX patterns. Contributed to several open-source repositories on GitHub including Prisma (a GraphQL ORM) and Apple's password manager repo.
  • 2023-2024
    Financial Consultant/AdvisorKeyBank - Seattle, WA
    Assessed and managed clients financial conditions for credit facilities, top performer in the Seattle area within the first quarter.
  • 2019-2021
    Computer Science & Economics MajorRhodes College - Tennessee, USA
    Focused primarily on CS courses and gained skills in Python, Java, and OOP.

Work Experience

Front-end Engineer & Web Developer - Seattle, WashingtonAugust 2020 - Present
  • Created, a development portfolio and technical blog with ~6,000 unique monthly active readers. Built with React, TypeScript, Remix and uses Contentful as a headless CMS. Supports theme switching between light-mode and dark-mode using session cookies and Tailwind CSS. Received a 100 score on Google Chrome Lighthouse's "Best Practices", "Accessibility" and "SEO" categories and >90 for "Performance". Incorporates continuous deployment via Vercel and is hosted behind Cloudflare for delivery at the edge and DDoS protection
  • Designed and implemented a Shopify e-commerce website for Pine Plus Apple LLC utilizing Shopify templates and customization tools. Created a visually appealing and user-friendly website that accurately represents the brand and showcases products effectively. Handled 200-300 monthly order trackings and transactions. Monitored the website's performance and implemented optimizations to improve 5% page load times and overall website speed.
  • Created the npm library use-typewriter-hook using modern JavaScript and React hooks. Main-tained the library across 3 major releases, in addition to creating a dedicated documentation website at
  • Created a variety of frontend projects to showcase advanced animation techniques, server-side rendering (SSR), and experimental UX patterns. Contributor to several open-source repositories on GitHub including Prisma (a GraphQL ORM) and Apple's password manager repo.

My Tools & Skills

  • Python


  • AWS


  • Cloudflare


  • MongoDB


  • Firebase


  • Contentful


  • Pytorch


  • TensorFlow


  • SendGrid


  • Vercel


  • Remix


  • Tailwind


  • NPM


  • Netlify


  • Sentry


  • PostHog


  • Drizzle


  • Clerk


  • Upstash




Publised Software & Writing

useTypewriter Hook

Fast, minimal, and customizable React hook to allow developers to easily add a "typewriter-like" animation to their app. Supports customization, while having useful defaults, of typing speed, delay, and a blinking cursor. Works for both client-side rendered and server-side-rendered React apps by supporting ESM and CommonJS via JS environment detection. Receives 40-100 downloads a week. Users can add functions for further applications.

2020 β€” Design & web development

React.js, Next.js, TypeScript, CSS

Portfolio & Blog

Personal website hosting technical writing. Published articles on continuous integration, contributing to open source, and React fundamentals. Authored a widely circulated article on creating a performant scroll indicator in React and Typescript. Wrote a 1,500 word article on contributing to open source as a beginner that has received >10,000 impressions.

2020-2024 β€” Design & web development

Remix, TypeScript, Contentful


A responsive landing page to learn about commonly known planets in the universe. Features CSS animations and page-switching.

2020 β€” Web development

Javascript, HTML, CSS & styled-components

Memory Game

A memory game with multiplayer feature. Players can be in group of 1-4 people. Offer icon or number themes and grid of 4x4 or 6x6.

2020 β€” Web development

Javascript, HTML, CSS

Other Projects


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awesome together!

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