Trantor Liu 

Founder & CEO @CakeResume

  Taipei, Taiwan

On top of being an expert in product design, full-stack web development, and user experience (UX) design, I'm also proficient in search engine optimization (SEO) strategy planning, user interface (UI) design, etc.

Open source contributions — https://github.com/trantorliu
UI design portfolio — https://dribbble.com/trantorliu
UX design and product promotion articles — https://medium.com/@TrantorLiu

                    http://trantorliu.com/

Skills

Programming

   Node.js      React      Ruby on Rails          

Design Tools

   Sketch    Figma

Work Experience


Founder & CEO

CakeResume

March 2016 Present
Taipei, Taiwan

CakeResume is a world top online resume builder, and is also known as a marketplace that matches tech talent with innovative companies in Taiwan. Since launching in May 2016, we now manage nearly 500K talent profiles & 3K company profiles.

TechCrunch — https://techcrunch.com/2020/08/10/cakeresume-which-wants-to-become-asias-largest-tech-talent-pool-raises-900000-seed-round/
Product Hunt — https://www.producthunt.com/posts/cakeresume-v2

Full-Stack Web Developer

Codementor

October 2014 – March 2016
Taipei, Taiwan

Codementor is the largest community for developer mentorship and an on-demand marketplace for software developers. I helped the company build Codementor Monthly, Codementor Live Classes, and a conversion rate tracking system. I also voluntarily helped optimize Codementor's Google keyword ads and boosted the click through rate from 0.7% to 1.7%.

In my spare time, I learned about keyword ads optimization and UI design while in search for some startup business ideas. In the end, I decided to redo CakeResume that was shut down during my service in the army. A totally redesigned CakeResume was then published to Product Hunt and received a wide recognition, prompting me to quit my job and start my own business.

https://www.codementor.io

Second Lieutenant

Republic of China Armed Forces

August 2013 – July 2014
Taipei, Taiwan

As a second lieutenant chief counselor in the Republic of China Armed Forces, I built ArmyApp with 4 of my college friends. It helps soldiers report their locations during their vacation away from the army and it takes merely 3 seconds to report. It caused an army-wide sensation and became news in Taiwan. In recognition of my efforts, the Chief of the Republic of China Army awarded me a prize and the Army Command Headquarters also let me lead a short term project to digitize other information system for the army.

ArmyApp — http://armyapp.org

Favorite Books

Moby Dick

Call me Ishmael. Some years ago- never mind how long precisely- having little or no money in my purse, and nothing particular to interest me on shore, I thought I would sail about a little and see the watery part of the world.

One Hundred Years of Solitude

Many years later as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendía was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice.

Outlaws of the Marsh

After Five Dynasties' turmoil and strife, The clouds dispersed and revealed the sky, Refreshing rain brought old trees new life, Culture and learning once again were high. Ordinary folk in the lanes wore silk, Music drifted from mansions and towers, Under the heavens all was serene, Men dozed off at noon midst gay birds and flowers.

The Old Man and The Sea

He was an old man who fished alone in a skiff in the Gulf Stream and he had gone eighty-four days now without taking a fish.

My Favorite Quote

Premature optimization is the root of all evil.
— Donald Knuth