Travis Ching

Born · Malaysia Currently In · Singapore (65) 81368884 ·

I am experienced in creating innovative Web and Mobile applications. My strength lies in my ability to hone in on the core issues while keeping sight of the strategic intent.


Enterprise Engineering Intern (Helpdesk Engineering Team)

Facebook Pte Ltd - Singapore
  • Implemented a trending case type feature. Tasks included implementing staging table, script controller and front-end development.
  • Designed, documented, and built a modular API that given a query and contextual information of user, generates a ranked list of helpdesk articles.
  • Led the Enterprise Operations Org in running A/B testing with internal tools
May 2020 - Aug 2020

Blockchain Development Intern

Nickel Pte Ltd - Singapore (Out of Business)
  • Automated generation and allocation of encryption key pairs for all organisations in the blockchain network with ansible scripts.
  • Implemented the foundation for stress testing of the blockchain network.
May 2019 - July 2019

Marketing Intern

Firstlink Sdn Bhd - Malaysia
  • Revamped the company’s email marketing campaign by designing infographics for a more visually appealing and concise advertising.
  • Communicated with non-tech savvy clients, to identify their needs and pitch our CRM solution.
March 2017 - June 2017


National University of Singapore

Bachelor of Computing · Honours (Highest Distinction)
Computer Science · Software Engineering Track · Computer Security Track
Dean's List Holder

GPA: 4.75 / 5.0

August 2017 - May 2021

Hin Hua High School

Unified Examination Certificate (UEC - Malaysia)
Top Overall Performance · Third Place in Cohort Academic Performance · Student Body President (2016)
First Place in Cohort Academic Performance (2015)
First Place in Cohort Academic Performance (2014)

    8 A1
  • Chinese Language
  • English Language
  • Advanced Mathematics I
  • Advanced Mathematics II
  • Geography
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
    2 A2
  • Malay Language
  • Computing and Information Technology
Jan 2011 - Oct 2016


Overall Band Score: 8.5 / 9.0
  • Listening 8.5
  • Reading 9.0
  • Writing 7.5
  • Speaking 8.0
  • CEFR Level C2
15th December 2016


Programming Languages & Tools
  • Responsive Design
  • Cross Functional Teams
  • Agile Development & Scrum
  • Native Proficiency · English · Chinese
  • Working Proficiency · Malay
  • Limited Proficiency · Chinese (Hokkien) · Chinese (Cantonese)


As a software developer, I find the change of pace when being outdoors really refreshing. I am an avid fan of basketball and during my time at the National University of Singapore, I was able to experience competitive basketball as a member of the Raffles Hall Basketball Team. One of my greatest memory was watching a live-game between the Toronto Raptors and the Indiana Pacers during the Raptors championship season at Canada.

When not outdoors, an ideal weekend for me would be to sleep-in, wake up to an amazing cup of coffee, watch Netflix with my loved ones and playing the guitar.

Community Engagement

Teaching Assistant in Soc, NUS

CS1101S · Programming Methodology
  • Held weekly meetings to mentor 8 teaching assistants under my cluster.
  • Conducted weekly lessons and graded assignments in JavaScript.
Jul 2018 - Nov 2018
Jul 2019 - Nov 2019
Jul 2020 - Nov 2020
CS2040S · Data Structures & Algorithms
  • Conducted weekly lessons and graded assignments in Java.
Jul 2019 - Nov 2019

NGO Royal Rangers

Sel#6 Junior Commander

Raffles Hall

  • 61st JCRC (Junior Common Room Committee) · Social Director Internal
  • Director of Block Committee
  • Member of Commotion (IT Department) · Maintain hall website
  • Member of Raffles Volunteering Corps · Tutor less fortunate kids
Jul 2017 - May 2021

Awards & Certifications

  • Certificate of Distinction in the Software Engineering Focus Area (NUS 2020)
  • Certificate of Distinction in the Computer Security Focus Area (NUS 2020)
  • Merit (Individual) - 7th World Math Team Competition (Korea 2016)
  • 2 nd Place (Team) - 33rd National Science and Mathematics Competition for Malaysian Independent Chinese High Schools (2016)
  • 13 th Place (Individual) - 33rd National Science and Mathematics Competition for Malaysian Independent Chinese High Schools (2016)
  • Gold (Team) - Singapore and Asian Schools Math Olympiad (SASMO 2015)
  • Silver (Individual) - Singapore and Asian Schools Math Olympiad (SASMO 2015)
  • Distinction (Individual) - Australian Mathematics Competition (Year 11 Division, AMC 2015)
  • Best Speaker - State Level English Forum Competition (Selangor, Malaysia. 2015)
  • 1 st Runner Up - State Level English Forum Competition (Selangor, Malaysia. 2015)
  • Silver (Team) - 1st Malaysian Computing Competition (2012)
  • Silver (Individual) - 1st Malaysian Computing Competition (2012)
  • Merit (Individual) - Malaysia ASEAN Schools Math Olympiads (MASMO 2012)

B.Comp Dissertation (NUS CP4101) · VizBlocks

Grade · A+ · Aug 2020 - Apr 2021


VizBlocks is an extension of Scratch built with the purpose to allow children to learn data visualization literacy skills creatively whilst strongly enforcing knowledge on the individual parts that make up a data visualization.

The VizBlocks website serves as a one-stop platform to access materials used for teaching and learning of data visualization literacy, access the Vizblocks tool as well as contribute to the resources. This in turn, builds a community shared learning!


  • UI/UX Prototyping
  • Individual Full Stack Development of website
  • Dev Ops, Setting Up Docker Containers & Server
  • Literature Review, Usability Testing & Hypothesis Testing

Long Paper

Short Paper · CTE-STEM 2021 Conference Proceedings
Travis Jia Yea CHING, Bimlesh WADHWA 2021, ‘VizBlocks: A Data Visualization Literacy Education Tool’, Proceedings of the 5th APSCE International Computational Thinking and STEM in Education Conference 2021. Singapore: National Institute of Education.