I'm a public servant trying to close gaps between policy, business, tech.

Education

Studied Political Science at NUS.

I loved comparative & money politics. But I did lots of IR. 🥲

Interests

Webdev since 2000s (XHTML, PHP4), back for Wordpress, then Javascript and Python frameworks.

Building PCs, love the value but hate the cable mgmt.

Tech business & entrepreneurship, listening to people talk problems.

Stable diffusion LORAs to get free Korean AI portraits

Playlist

  • All-In Podcast
  • Primeagen
  • Theo
  • Fireship
  • Syntax
  • Lenny's Podcast
  • Olivio Sarikas

Hoping to do tech better.

"Formally, the tech implementers are not charged with building services that meet users’ needs or achieve policy goals. Their job is simply to meet a predetermined list of requirements. These are often exceedingly specific, but nowhere in government documents will you find a requirement that the service actually works for the people who are supposed to use it."

—Recoding America: Why Government Is Failing in the Digital Age and How We Can Do Better
I've worked for 11 years in the public service. Here's a breakdown.

Tech (51%)

Service Delivery Tech Team Lead

Manage products, tech consultancy for citizen & employee services.

Tech Infra Policy Team Lead

Policies & funding for cloud, on-prem hosting, SG Tech Stack, endpoint devices, dev toolchains.

Comms Tech Team Lead

Developed & bought media analytic products. Led investments in NLP & CV research.

Comms (28%)

Media Relations Officer

Managed media and collaborated on unpaid features of MINDEF & SAF.

Comms Strategist

Crafted comms campaigns and strategies.

Comms

Policy (21%)

NS Policy Officer

Did NS policies for sportsmen, leave, citizenship, exit control. Worked in Committee to Strengthen NS.

I enjoy side projects.
I get to build things, try new tools.

From Python's grip I boldly flew,
To JavaScript's wild, noisy crew,
Typescript calms the frenzied code,
But Go's sweet whispers tempt the road.

—Gemini