Currently I work at Apple in Cupertino, CA. I work on drivers and validation of Apple's storage technologies and power management features, both on the macOS and the iOS side of things. I also spent a considerable amount of time on APFS, the brand new filesystem Apple debuted in 2016. Lastly, similar to the position I had a WD, I work to improve the performance of Apple's storage devices, ranging from the internal drive, to USB, Card reader, thunderbolt, etc.
Western Digital specializes in digital storage. For a good chunk of time, I was at WD working on enterprise class storage products. Most of my responsibilities revolved around writing firmware for many of WD's products. I started out writing firmware for the companys SAS/SATA 2.5 inch drives. Then I moved onto writing tests and tools for validation of the company's first PCI-E NVMe SSD, and then firmware bringup for WD's hybrid SSD/HDD drive. Towards the end of my tenure, my time was spent on the Performance team, analyzing and writing firmware to improve the performance capabilities of WD's traditional HDD products.
I had my first internship with Jackson National Life. They mainly offer financial products and investment options. I worked in the software department, writing internal software tools for the company. I wrote an application that employees could use to log progress on projects, and then the tool would collect and condense information and send it to the project manager on an automated schedule.
I went to Michigan Technological University and graduated in 2012 with a Bachelors in Computer Engineering and a minor in Electrical Engineering.
AppCap is a jailbroken iPhone tweak I wrote a few years back. Back when I felt that I was spending way too much time on my phone, it was an app that let you put restrictions on when you could use your apps. For example, I would restrict the Facebook app to my apartments GPS location, so I couldn't check it in class. I would only let the Mail app launch 5 times per day, so I wouldn't constantly check my email. I'd limit games to >50% battery, so my phone wouldn't die because I wanted to squeeze in a few extra levels. The limits were completely customizable on an app by app basis, and cover a vast range of possibilities, like time, calender, location, frequency of usage, data usage, etc. You can still find it in the Cydia store today, although it hasn't been updated for the latest iOS. Here are some nice things a few websites had to say about it:
My name is Binh Tran, thanks for stopping by my homepage. I work mainly in low level drivers and storage technologies, but I love to dabble in web development and digital design. When I'm AFK, I usually spend most of my time playing ultimate frisbee or tennis.
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