I’m Wye Huong

Builder & Tech Enthusiast

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I am Wye Huong

Have you ever wonder what life would be, without ambition? Meaningless. We accomplish things so we are always learning, growing and moving forward. But we all know that doing is easier said than done, so I often tell myself to remember two things,

  1. Tomorrow can be better than today.
  2. I have the power to do so.

When I was 25, I had this idea of going skydiving. I was afraid, and I thought about calling it off several times. Despite the nausea, high winds and lack of oxygen in high altitude, I kept going and I leapt off the plane at 16,500ft. I was rewarded with the most magnificent view of New Zealand’s Fox Glacier as I descended 5 kilometres towards the ground.

That’s me. I take risks, I keep my word, and I never give up. I believe that anything is possible if we put our heart to it. This attitude has kept me going for a long time and it reflects in my work as well.

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Experience

  • AP Origin

    Mar 2016 - Now

    Software Engineer

    - AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate
    - Datastax Apache Cassandra™ Certified Professional
    - Design database schemas and data modelling
    - Build front-end mobile applications using React Native
    - Develop back-end APIs for client side applications (RESTful, GraphQL, sockets)
    - Provide support for Cloud DevOps (Docker 🐳, AWS ☁️)

  • Sprubix

    Jul 2014 - June 2016

    Technical Lead/Co-founder

    Led the technical development of the product to ensure customer requirements are met. In the earlier stages, problem and solution interviews were conducted to validate the needs of customers and the product. Plus, using various full-stack technologies, a scalable production-ready product was designed and developed. We collaborated with Space Invasion, one of the largest flea organizers in Singapore.

  • Takatack Technologies

    Jul 2014 - 2015

    Platform Engineer

    Worked with the tech team to develop the company's flagship product, TackThis!. It was great as I got to experience AGILE Scrum and develop core parts of the platform across the entire stack. The media customization engine was my brainchild. The company was subsequently acquired by Voyager Innovations.

  • SAP

    May 2012 - Dec 2012

    Software Development Intern

    Provided technical development to business cases related to logistics and urban development. Also coordinated with external clients such as YFind for business development. Successfully clinched a deal with Lux Asia to utilize indoor positioning for precision retail in their outlets in Singapore.

Education

  • Nanyang Technological University

    2010 - 2014

    B.Eng. (Hons), Computer Science

    2nd Class Honors (Upper Division)
    GPA: 4.44 / 5.00
    Thesis: Traffic Incident Validation and Correlation Using Text Alerts and Images
    Demo Reel

    Built a traffic monitoring system to classify and detect relationships between traffic incidents. Images from the traffic cameras were also processed to validate the text alerts to ensure they were updated. This project was a collaboration with BMW and eventually, I got to present it at the ACM SIGSPATIAL Conference in Dallas, USA.

  • Nanyang Polytechnic

    2005 - 2008

    Diploma in Digital Entertainment Technology, Game and Interactive Media Design


    Demo Reel
    GPA: 3.68 / 4.00

    Final Year Project: Collaborated with Ministry of Foreign Affairs on digital transformation of Singapore museums in Second Life. (Distinction)

  • NCC Education, Manchester, United Kingdom

    2005 - 2007

    Diploma in Information Technology

    Distance learning from Informatics Academy in Singapore

    Attended classes at night and attained diploma while still studying in Nanyang Polytechnic.

    GPA: 3.2/4.00

Skills

  • I am familiar with Javascript, React and React Native. I am currently learning Python and Go

    NodeJS
    70
    React Native
    75
    React
    77
    Laravel
    67
    Angular
    72
    Python
    65
    Go
    83
  • I like to use Cassandra, Docker, Firebase, Git, DigitalOcean and AWS.
    AWS
    22
    Docker
    23
    Firebase
    15
    Git
    13
    DigitalOcean
    13
    Cassandra
    14
  • I am a native speaker of English and Mandarin. Furthermore, I can speak a little bit of Cantonese. Currently, I am learning Japanese.

    English
    12
    Mandarin
    10
    Japanese
    7
    Cantonese
    5
  • I have a well-rounded skill set in software & UI/UX design.

    Wireframing
    10
    Sketch Prototyping
    30
    Architecture
    18
    Design Patterns
    22
    Agile Development
    20

Honors and Awards

Events

I have a strong interest in technology so I try my best to attend tech events regularly. If you see me there, please don’t hesitate to say hello!

Date Event Location
2017-09-21Google Cloud Summit Singapore
An immersive event that brings together executives, customers, partners, developers, IT decision makers, and Google Engineers to build the future of the cloud.
Raffles City Convention Hall
2017-07-27UX - Design Thinking
Grab Tech Thursdays
Grab SG
2017-04-11AWS Summit
Talks on hot topics like new services, architecture, performance and operations.
Marina Bay Sands Convention Hall
2017-03-20TensorFlow and Deep Learning
Google Asia Pacific
Google Asia Pacific
2017-01-12Carousell TechTalk
Scaling Infrastructure at Carousell
Blk 71 Carousell HQ
2016-09-07Cassandra Summit 2016
World’s Largest Gathering of Apache Cassandra Developers, Users & Industry Thought Leaders.
San Jose Convention Center
2016-01-25iOS Dev Scout January Meetup
Local stats on local iOS community by Sayanee, Braintree iOS SDK by Alan and Swift Sandbox by Justin.
PayPal Office in Suntec, 5 Temasek Blvd, #09-01 Suntec Tower Five, 038985
2015-11-21Facebook Singapore Tech Talk
Will be learning more on GraphQL & React.
38 Beach Road #22-00 South Beach Tower Singapore 189767
2015-09-15AWSome Day Singapore
Training on the AWS Cloud.
Raffles City Convention Centre, Stamford Ballroom, Level 4, 80 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189560
2015-07-01The Tipping Point SG
Vulcan Post's first ever meet-up. Will be hearing from Spotify, Paktor and The Platform Collective.
115 King George's Ave, Singapore 208561 Singapore
2015-06-26Walkabout Singapore
I will be visiting Google and Facebook to speak to their engineers.
Various offices in Singapore
2015-05-06Tech in Asia Singapore 2015Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre Level 4, Singapore 039593
2015-04-30Singapore Qualifiers - Echelon Asia Summit 2015
Giving support to my friends from GraphPaper
BASH, 79 Ayer Rajah Crescent, #3-00, Singapore
2015-03-24Building and Delivering Websites and Mobile Applications on AWS
I attended this workshop to learn about scaling.
Amazon Web Services Office, Level 10, 23 Church Street, Capital Square, Singapore 049481
2014-11-0622nd ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems
I presented my thesis project at this tech conference.
2222 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75207, United States
2014-10-17Google for Entrepreneurs day
Will be learning about latest Android APIs, best practices and Material Design.
Plug-In@Blk71 Managed by NUS Enterprise 71 Ayer Rajah Crescent #02-18 Singapore 139951

Books

Subtle Art of Not Giving a

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Subtle Art of Not Giving a

In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be “positive” all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people.

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Running Lean

In this inspiring book, Ash Maurya takes you through an exacting strategy for achieving a “product/market fit” for your fledgling venture, based on his own experience in building a wide array of products from high-tech to no-tech.

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The Tipping Point

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The Tipping Point

The tipping point is that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire.

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Lean Analytics

By measuring and analyzing as you grow, you can validate whether a problem is real, find the right customers, and decide what to build, how to monetize it, and how to spread the word.

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Made to Stick

In this indispensable guide, we discover that sticky messages of all kinds–from the infamous “kidney theft ring” hoax to a coach’s lessons on sportsmanship to a vision for a new product at Sony–draw their power from the same six traits.

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