The new year 2019 is just hours away, I decide to take some moment to reflect myself for the last year. 2018 was full of changes and challenges for both family and work.
The whole family went through an unexpected event together very bravely. This has helped us to love, grow and understand the important of family.
There has been lot of opportunities and challenges at work. I left Cambia (Healthsparq) for over a year working there. I realized that I love working in a fast pace start-up environment instead. Therefore, I joint Nike Valiant Labs, a hub spot for building innovation technologies at Nike. It’s been really fun to meet new people and working on excited projects. I join the team as a Senior Application Engineering with more focus on the UX and UI. I also had great time working with new technologies such as: GraphQL, Serverless, AWS Lamda, AWS Elastic Beanstalk, Server side rendering with React, Styled Components, Node and Express…
My first project was to lead the front-end team to build the user experience for Joyn.co (https://joyn.co), a community fitness that help instructors can easily setup their classes and let people sign up through the application easily. We developed the application for 4 months and launched the beta and then pilot in 8 months. Unfortunately, we had to pivot into different direction and decided to shutdown Joyn for 8 months running it, but we’ve learnt so much from it. For now we’re keeping an eye on the online content based for fitness.
The other project that I’m working now is Resku (https://resku.co), an e-commerce site for selling affordable Nike shoes (either returned or cosmetically flawed shoes.) This has been gaining great traction from the market and I’m excited for its future.
The work at Nike always kept me busy, but to stay fresh I also enjoyed on working on side projects with friends and helping local non-profit businesses to accomplish their mission.
Working with the two awesome creative directors in Portland, OR to build an unconventional and incredible website for the Last Heavy (https://lastheavy.com) brand. We spent endless amount of time to think creatively and fine-tuning the experience. I ❤ this site.
Since my daughter and my son joined co-op preschool at Oswego Playschool (https://www.oswegoplayschool.com/), I feel really passionate with helping non-profit organization to rebrand, develop and rebuild their website. Here are some websites that I helped for non-profit org during the year:
There are several things that I need to improve in this year.