Hello! My name is Chin Hwee, and my day job is a Data Engineer at a government-linked corporation in Singapore (so technically ah-gong keeps me off the streets).
My background is not in Computer Science (I could have switched majors, but I really love studying aerodynamics and aircraft propulsion too), but I’ve been relying on writing codes on-and-off to get myself through coursework since 9 years ago. I enjoy writing code and making my codes work, ‘cos bugs are common and solving bugs helps keep my potentially-dangerous perfectionistic thoughts at bay.
My personal interests range from aviation to music. I am also interested in photography, travel, and innovation.
I’m currently learning how to make my Python codes run faster so that I can have more time to focus on machine learning. I enjoy having deep-dive discussions on how to make the world a better place through technology and human intelligence. I also have a resume, if you’re looking to hire someone for data science and engineering.
I keep track of my tech goals every year to keep myself on track in my tech career journey, check them out here.
I stumbled into public speaking when I attended Singapore Global CFP Diversity Day in March 2019, and subsequently got my first CFP submission accepted a few months later. Since then, I have spoken at various meetups and conferences locally and internationally on a variety of topics including data processing, parallel and asynchronous programming and contributing to the open source community.
One of my speaking goals in 2020 is to speak at a tech conference outside of Asia. Invite me to your conference in 2020!
More details on my speaking here
Selected Talks and Media Features
- Making Open Weather Data More Accessible: Extracting Seasonal Insights from Singapore Weather Station Data at OpenUP Global Summit 2019
- Recording courtesy of Open UP Summit
- How to Make Your Data Processing Faster: Parallel Processing and JIT in Data Science at Women Who Code CONNECT Asia 2019
- Recording courtesy of Engineers.SG
- pandanistas - Interview with Ong Chin Hwee