My name is Lee1, and I’m currently working at the world’s most customer centric company, Amazon.com as a Software Development Engineer for about 2.5 years now.
I studied Computer Science at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.
I speak 3 languages, English, Mandarin and Bahasa Malaysia. I’m from originally Malaysia where it’s easily over 32°C [89°F] and survived the cold winters in Minnesota where it’s usually -25°C [-13°F]2.
I am also 8037 miles away from home3.
Though I am familiar that the generation I’m a part of are probably unhappy due to this fixation on thinking we’re all special and unique, doesn’t mean we all can’t dream.
Perhaps I forget this at times, but on a more abstract scale what I want to do in Computer Science is to make a difference, and help people solve problems. Maybe it’s the same kick I get when being able to help someone understand things better, on StackOverflow or in real life. To have made a difference in software that positively impacts another person’s life.
Now aren’t we all special snowflakes?
“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson or Leo Rosten
I usually go by my last name as my first name, because it’s a common occurrence people think ‘Chuan’ is my middle name which gets truncated to Wen Lee. I definitely prefer just ‘Lee’ over the single ‘Wen’. ↩
At this rate I’ve seen and lived with enough snow for a lifetime. ↩
That’s 12934.3 kilometers for us metric people ↩