About Me

Samuel Liew

Hello there! I'm a full-stack developer from Singapore, and have migrated to Australia since mid-2016.

I was interested early with computers and IT, leading to a clear decision to pursue a diploma in IT at a polytechnic instead of attending junior college. I excelled especially in programming modules, and even took on additional courses and certifications to satisfy my desire for all-things related to programming. Sometimes I even seek out more programming challenges to complete, and even coded a few useful web apps as a hobby.

During my National Service (NS), I completed my combat training but was assigned to administrative duties (against my wishes). I made full use of my programming skills in the office to code web pages and scripts to improve efficiency at my unit, achieving several monetary awards. I was also able to provide unofficial IT support for other units via email and internal forums.

After NS, I went on to take up a degree in IT at Curtin University. The Computer Graphics project was quite challenging, but it was the most satisfying to complete. I also topped the class in another individual project specializing in a search engine utilizing remote procedure calls and parallel processing during my final year.

While working under several companies after graduation, I gained experience with developing and maintaining a diverse range of websites from government, utilities, real estate, investor relations, contests, touch screen kiosks, feedback web apps, blogs & magazines, and online news portals. I have created two in-house proprietary content management systems (C#.NET/MongoDB and PHP/Yii/MySQL) including database design during the course of employment. One of the accomplishments is developing a microstock photography website (vivistock.com), which involves e-commerce transactions and implements heavy business logic.

Currently, I am interested in researching, developing, and testing new methods and tools to expedite and standardize the web development process for the companies I am working with. I believe in staying updated to the latest industry trends and engage myself in life-long learning.

Quotes

"Being a good listener is not just listening when another is speaking, but also understanding the unsaid." - Samuel Liew
"We are not perfect, but we should not let that hinder us from achieving our best." - Samuel Liew

Likes

Scrabble, Chess, classical/instrumental music, bananas, mangoes, salmon, chicken, fried carrot cake, tau sar piahkweh bahulu, tamago boro

Dislikes

spicy food (e.g.: chilli, curry), smokers, dirty toilets, mosquitoes, excessive/repetitive noise/chatter, monotonous speeches/lectures

Wishlist

View my wishlist at Wishlistr.