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My self-summary

- Am an extremely hard worker.
- Am almost never late and expect you to be on time too.
- Hate failures of imagination.
- Love both technology and design.
- Can do eight pull ups.
- Once had the steering wheel come off while I was driving.
- Love turtles.
- Run really fast, but not for long.
- Was kicked out of art school.

One of these is not true.
What I’m doing with my life
I use technology to build stronger communities. In practice, I spend about 25% of my time analyzing data, 25% writing code, 10% going to meetings, and 40% thinking about thorny problems.

At home, I'm a baby daddy to two little kids. This takes up most of the rest of my time. It turns out that having two kids is hard and one is merely inconvenient.

Things I would do if I had more time: art projects, cooking and baking, biking, skiing, and traveling. Actually, scratch the last one. I think I'm done with traveling.
I’m really good at
- Explaining things that I know something about.
- Admitting when I'm wrong or I don't know.
- Apologizing for my mistakes.
- Getting shit done.
The first things people usually notice about me
Probably that I have a terrible memory. Or that I'm Asian but identify as white.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I go through phases where I'll try to read everything I can about a particular subject. Here are some favorites from the past few years: anything by Michael Lewis (Liar's Poker, The Big Short, The Blind Side, Moneyball), The Omnivore's Dilemma, The Killing Star, Leaving Microsoft to Change the World.

A few of my favorites are Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Adaptation, Juno, Moulin Rouge, and Inception. Inception blew my mind.

I don't have very discriminating taste buds but I do enjoy many types of food. My most memorable gastronomic experience was eating delicious and cheap Thai food from carts in Bangkok.

Does anyone else think this is the least helpful profile section?
The six things I could never do without
Empathy allows us to imagine another's experiences without having to have those experiences ourselves. A great deal of the world's problems are caused by a lack of it.

Curiosity drives me to learn about how things work. It's surprising how often knowledge outside my field of work or study becomes relevant.

Beauty makes things worth creating. I hope to make something, someday, that's so beautiful, functional, and impactful that people will be better for having seen/experienced it.

Computers and networks, through which I will change the world.

Family and friends can be counted on for support whenever I need it.

That's only five. I ran out.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Diversity. And how we can better design systems to better combat racism and unconscious bias.
On a typical Friday night I am
Exhausted. Happy to have survived another week.

If I'm lucky, designing something on the computer or building something with my hands.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit told me that I like country music.
You should message me if're spectacular and funny and you think we'd be good friends. Big bonus if you live nearby. What I'm looking for, truly, is to find people who I connect with to share in each other's lives.

If you have an interest in any of the following, we'll probably have something to talk about: technology, art/design/photography, films, applied philosophy, auto maintenance, how to make the world a better place, snow sports, hiking, and tennis.

P.S., I think big brains are super sexy.