I was born in Melbourne, did high school in Singapore, and am now at Stanford University.
Early on, I was infatuated with Green Day (I still am.) To get my constant American Idiot fix I got an iPod, initiating me into the Apple cult. One day I stumbled upon Xcode, an app you could use to... create other apps. From then on, I became student by day, iOS dev by night.
When I was 14, I won a scholarship to attend Apple's WWDC 2013. It was the most significant week of my life. I joined a global community of teen developers making things, from which I have come close to some of the most awesome people I know. I am so grateful to Apple for these opportunities.
In high school, I made random things — notably software products, music covers, and long articles — a lot of times with Lenny Khazan and other friends. I also took a two-year philosophy class in school that I think was the best choice I've ever made.
In 2017, I started school at Stanford. Since then I've been influenced by a few students, alumni, and faculty who've helped me figure things out. During freshman fall, I focused on just reading, writing, and reflecting on what I want to do with my life. I may have failed a few classes, but it was so, so worth it.
_I LOVED READING_ 📙