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[REC] #2 - Introducing our Software Engineer

Updated: Jul 9, 2020

Our Resident Software Engineer, Young Il Kim, has been hard at work helping us develop our up and coming application and our quiz, among many other things. Let's get to know him with a few questions.



 

Q: In 5 Sentences or less, tell us a little about yourself!


Hi I'm the Head of Software Engineering at TECO Education. I'm an upcoming sophmore at Yale-NUS College in Singapore! I'm from Korea and have been interested in software Engineering for quite a while. I'm working on the "what's my student type?" web application. This is the first time I'm actually running a full scale project in HTML, CSS and JS so I'm a bit nervous and excited.



Q:What inspires you?


Making what I envision a reality inspired me. No wonder I picked up computer science!


Q:What are you reading right now?


Intro to JS for Dummies


Q:Who had the most influence on you growing up?


My high school math teacher. I met her when I was in the 9th grade. One thing that's unique about her style of teaching is that she taught so we can understand, not just to learn. For example, when learning about areas of circles, she would make sure that everyone knew why the area of a circle is pi x radius ^ 2.

Her teaching philosophy was also reflected in her homework. Giving an answer to a question would only result in a half credit. Showing a step-by-step solution that reflected our understanding would earn us a full credit.

Even outside the realm of mathematics, I asked the question "why?" more than "how?" or "what?" This is the reason, I think,why I chose a liberal arts education in college.

Spending almost the entirety of high-school as her student also lead me to adopt her philosophy. Even outside the realm of mathematics, I asked the question "why?" more than "how?" or "what?" This is the reason, I think,why I chose a liberal arts education in college.



Q: If you had to change one thing about your time as a student, what would it be?


I would have loved it if I started my CS journey a bit earlier and had someone to guide me through it.


Q: What do you think is important in any learning environment?


Having a clear guidance of where I am in the journey of learning (In other words, how does what I am learning matter in the long term?)



Q:What’s the one thing you can’t live without?


Games. (Big period)


 

Stay tuned for more [REC] episodes!

For more information, please visit tecoeducation.org or contact us at contact@tecoeducation.org


Alternatively, you can reach out to us at : +65-8767-6303 (SG) or +82-10-9125-4647 (KR)

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