In 1996, after obtaining M.S. in computer science from Stanford University, I came back to Taiwan and started my full-time job as an engineering manager at FlySheet, a local company making software for libraries. After 8 years (yes it’s a bit long), I joined IBM Taiwan as a project manager, then went to Quanta Computer, a large Taiwan OEM/ODM company.
My last job was at NetBase Solutions, a Mountain View, Calif.-based software start-up doing semantic search. I grew their Taipei engineering team from one person (myself) to 15+ people. It was a very interesting experience since I had to take care all sorts of things from hands-on coding to payroll, procurement and management, and it’s fun to build a team from scratch.
Right now I am a principal engineer at Yahoo! in Taipei City.
I wrote my first program when I was 13 years old; later my parents bought me an Apple II. I also spent a lot of time on making circuit boards and welding electronic parts. Both were fun, but it turned out programming fascinated me more.
I have been a Falun Dafa (Falun Gong) practitioner since 1996. Falun Dafa is a spiritual cultivation system originated in China and, sadly, still persecuted by China Communist Party. In addition to my family and work, Falun Dafa is the most important thing in my life.