Hi, I am a student developer from Nanyang Technological University, Computer Science Program. I build front-end web apps based on DOM technologies with Web Components.
I am currently a software engineer at Staizen I worked extensively with StencilJS and ReactJS while building our design system.
After starting my education in Singapore Polytechnic, I developed an interest in software development and DevOps related projects, thus the birth of this blog.
Licenses and Certifications
Software Engineer - Staizen
January 2021 - Current
Currently, I am employed at a Digital Transformation Consultancy, Staizen. My primary job scope revolves around frontend development and its associative tooling; writing web applications for our various clients, coordinate bug fixes and new features with our internal design system team, maintaining the tooling of our client applications.
Front End Engineering Internship - Staizen
May 2020 - July 2020
I spent 3 months at Staizen as a front end engineer, working on a digital design system based on StencilJS to be used in ReactJS. More details about my experience could be found here.
Projects that I was working on:
- Digital design system components with StencilJS, Sass, TypeScript
- Localization service for translations that works across both StencilJS components and ReactJS app templates
- Proof-of-concept for exporting design tokens from Figma
- StencilJS unit/component testing with Jest
Front End Web Developer - Singapore Exchange
October 2016 - May 2017
I was a front end web developer on the SGX Digital team back in 2017 where I worked on an internal front end web framework built on HTML 5 Web Components and all of its custom modules. In a fashion similar to Polymer from Google, we built an entire front end framework and implemented a bower server to manage all of our custom front end modules.
In my time there, I worked on:
- HTML 5 Web Components and Gulp to help with the tooling
- Git with Submodules
- CSS preprocessor with Sass
Military Service - Singapore Armed Forces 39th Battalion
May 2017 - May 2019
I spent two years as a conscripted soldier in the Singapore Armed Forces. One year as the Company Medic Overall Personnel In-charge for my company, acting as the liaison person between the command team or external trainers with the medical team in my company. I had to manage the daily support schedule of multiple concurrent trainings, keep track of the classes my medical team needs to attend, our vaccinations, the maintenance of the equipment we use, all on top of the other tasks as a company support trooper.
When I reached my end of service as a Corporal First Class, I had received:
- Safety Steward Award from my Brigade Commanding Officer
- December 2018 Battalion Soldier of the Month Award from my Battalion Commanding Officer
A quick note:
Why do I use Ghost instead of writing my own blogging site?
I am a software engineer. It is my hobby and future career to develop and deploy software applications. So I am often asked, why don't I write my own blogging site.
- Maintenance - By using something that is actively maintained, I do not have to trouble myself with updating any NPM packages, patching security holes in MongoDB or MySQL. There is only one thing to maintain, Ghost.
- Opportunity - using a piece of software that is this popular means I get to try all kinds of deployment strategy. I could use containers, I could run it bare on a VPS, I could run it on a AWS bucket, anything that I can think of, someone probably already have a working demo for me to learn from.
Some of my literature
BTW, check out my dev.to account
Photos with my Battalion Commanding Officer and polytechnic Teacher.
Setup for School from home.
I use a Thinkpad E490 with Windows 10 couple with a Logitech M337 mouse and a second screen directly on top. I have simple needs.