Welcome to the personal website of Brian Cham
I am an award-winning Vexillologist (flag expert): I love how flags can symbolise so much meaning and bring people together.
💪 I’m the YouTube Co-ordinator for NAVA (North American Vexillological Association), the largest flag organisation in the world
💪 I gave a presentation about flag design and the NZ flag referendum at NAVA’s 55th annual conference, winning an Honorable Mention for the Driver Award
💪 I’ve been the finalist for some official flags (the latest one is Long Beach, California)
💪 I’ve been a judge for some official flags
💪 I was commissioned to design the flags for the fictional nations in the NeuroSpasta role-playing game
🏆 My Earth flag was featured in NAVA’s newsletter
🏆 My “Advance (green)” Australian flag redesign was voted the third best Australian flag proposal by the Change The Aussie Flag Facebook group.
🏆 My Louisiana flag redesign won the Louisiana flag redesign poll on the U.S. State Flag Facebook group, beating out hundreds of other designs.
🔗 Feel free to browse and share my designs or see my NAVA profile!
I am a Cryptographer (code breaker): I love solving puzzles, analysing patterns and breaking secret codes.
💪 At the University of Auckland, I made apps to teach cryptography and steganography to students in a fun way. These were used as teaching tools in the University of Auckland and the Museum of Transport and Technology.
💪 I analyse the Voynich Manuscript, a 500 year old book that nobody has been able to decipher. My Voynich Manuscript work has been cited in academic papers.
🔗 Feel free to read my Voynich Manuscript articles or see my Voynich Ninja profile!
I am a Software Developer: I love the power of software to deliver revolutionary benefits.
💪 I work at Southern Cross, the largest health insurance provider in New Zealand
💪 I used to work at Vista, the multi-national company that makes the software that runs most of the world’s cinemas
🎓 I have two Microsoft Certifications: Azure Fundamentals and Azure Developer Associate
🎓 I have a Professional Certificate in Data Science from Harvard University
🎓 I have a Degree in Software Engineering from the University of Auckland
🏆 At the University of Auckland, my Part IV Engineering Project was an educational tool to show model-driven development in an interactive way. It was accepted at an international conference, ranked as a top paper and published in the International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering
🔗 Feel free to see my software projects or see my LinkedIn profile!
I am a Cinephile (film lover): I love the power of film to bring us into another world and inspire the human soul.
💪 I also work as a screenwriter for Psych2Go, an online animated series bringing awareness of psychology and mental health to a general audience
💪 I have over 1400 film reviews and 24 achievement badges on IMDb
🎓 I have a Degree in Film, Television and Media Studies from the University of Auckland
🏆 I was a finalist in an international film competition run by the United Nations
🏆 I got First in Course for FTVMS300 (New Zealand Film) at the University of Auckland
🏆 I got First in Course for FTVMS327 (Comics and Visual Narrative) at the University of Auckland
🏆 I got First in Course for FTVMS212 (Video Game Studies) at the University of Auckland
🏆 I got First in Media Studies 301 and the Best Director award at Massey High School
🔗 Feel free to see the Psych2Go episodes I wrote, see my full filmography or see my IMDb profile!
I am a Bookworm: I love learning new things and exploring new ideas.
🏆 I was the #1 top book reviewer in New Zealand for All Time on GoodReads
🔗 Feel free to see my GoodReads profile!
I am a Designer
💪 I used to do a bit of freelance graphic design on the side
🔗 Feel free to browse my designs!