This is a story on my time playing on Charles Windsor’s Windsor East Bay Chess Academy (WEBCA), the only competitive Black-founded chess club in Oakland at the time, and the lessons he taught me about what it takes to compete in spaces where not many people look like me or shared my background.
How do you do justice to a moment in your life when you found your Ikigai: when what you were talented at and what you could be paid to do collided with what you deeply love, and what the world truly needs?
I sometimes reflect on the consequences of growing up broke, the decisions that kids have to make to secure a future for their families, and the dreams and art they give up in doing so. I have met these kids and I know them because they are me in tech, film, or politics.
I initially approached this film with intense trepidation, bracing myself for potential jokes that would come at the expense of ridiculing Asian culture as opposed to celebrating it. I cannot count how many situations I have been in where I would cringe at various Asian American artists or performances depicting Asian Americans.
There is a day in the Munchery office that I will always hold dear in my heart: it was the moment when Conrad Chu, one of our cofounders, invited his parents to tour our office here in SF. I suddenly heard an exchange of Cantonese flying around as his parents marveled at the office shindigs and the efforts of what their son built.
This is a quick tip for everyone out there setting up an APNS certificate: you can verify the validity of your APNS certificate locally in your terminal before uploading them to platforms like Amazon SNS or Iterable. Sharing this because I tend to forget this little trick that makes setting up APNS certificates painless.
I am writing this piece as a way to celebrate two years at my first job out of college. It has been a positive experience transitioning from college to professional life, albeit with some inevitable ups and downs, but that should be a guarantee. Nevertheless, below are seven nuggets of knowledge and wisdom I have acquired in my first two years in Silicon Valley.
From car manufacturing to software engineering, there has always been an ongoing pursuit for teams to leverage their process of delivering value as a competitive advantage. In the quest for a more-perfect process, Continuous Delivery stands as the tantamount answer to the burning questions of how teams can be more agile, innovative, and adaptive to market feedback. The process of developing quality iOS applications is no different.
There is a magical tool that I have loved to use ever since I started my iOS development journey, and that is CocoaPods – an extremely easy-to-use tool that allows iOS developers to pull in the libraries and dependencies they need so that they can quickly focus on their own projects.
Last night was one of those moments where I was reminded of how baseball was more than just a game, but a reality for the half million or so people who call this city home.