|ERIC CHENG, SOFTWARE ENGINEER|
"A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others."
- Ayn Rand, "The Moratorium on Brains"
I was lucky enough to have studied computer science in college and graduate school during the Big Tech Boom of the 90s. It was really exciting! When I arrived at Stanford in 1993, I remember playing with a piece of software called "Mosaic," (from the dial-up connection in my dorm room in Twain) which was still in beta at the time. I remember thinking, "uh.. this is like FTP for dumb people." I was very wrong. :)
In the early 90s, schools were just starting to teach C instead of Pascal in their introductory programming classes, and the "web" didn't yet exist in the form we know it as today. I have very few e-mails saved from the first two years of college. No one really used it -- I guess people still used telephones back then. :)
In 1998, after finishing up with masters and bachelors degrees in computer science, I waltzed down the street to work for a little startup called E.piphany, where I met some of the smartest people I've ever worked with. We were like a family, until we somehow ended up with 1000 employees in just two years. And so, I left. (this is a vast generalization of my time there, of course. :).
I still consider myself a "Software Engineer" by trade, and work occasional contract jobs while I search for a purpose in life. My focus these days is in user-interfaces (also the area of my masters concentration), but I do enjoy hacking at lower levels every once in awhile. My resume is available online, and you can reach me via e-mail if you are a recruiter and are interested in talking to me.
I also do media technology consulting and web development consulting.
Also, you can see a few photos from the early EPNY days.
If you are interested, you can find out more about my experience in software
by checking out my resume.
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