This is me!

Hi, I'm Lam Cao.

Welcome to my website!

I am a new Computer Science grad. I like to solve programming problems and make hardware stuff work.

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What I have done so far


A Low-Cost Smart Home Project

This is a one-semester project I and my friend worked on for undergraduate research. The project allows users to turn on/off any electrical devices/outlets with a single click on their phone or PC. A Raspberry Pi Zero controls a number of devices. A Pi 3 connects all Pi Zero's in the house together and exposes a web API to the users using Django. Near the end of the project we also integrated Amazon Alexa so that we could control the system with simple voice command.

We won third prize in a contest hosted by ECE department of U of U.

Here is the paper (draft): Google Drive

My Website

This website is built using Asp.Net Core 2.0 along with bootstrap and jQuery on the front end. I also implemented blogging and membership features, which I'm not even sure I would ever use.

Work Experience

Salt Lake City, UT

October 2015 - May 2017

Salt Lake Community College

Math/Computer Science Tutor

  • Teach and explain fundamental concepts of Math and Computer Science
  • Customer Service


August 2015 - May 2018

University of Utah

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

  • Capstone project: Visual-J, an educational graphical reversible Java debugger that visualizes data and abstract structures in stack and heap memory.

January 2013 - August 2015

Salt Lake Community College

Associate of Science in Computer Science & Information System