Veteran Developer Matt Lung Joins MDT as Senior Software Engineer
We are very excited to announce that, Matt Lung, a well-versed developer, joins MDT as Senior Software Engineer. He will join the MDT developing team and currently focus on MyMDT development.
After receiving a bachelor degree in Computer Science from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2012, Matt worked at two noted tech companies in Hong Kong, Four Directions and Guru Online (a listed company), as Application Developer and Analyst Programmer.
In addition to being a resourceful developer, he is also a Wikipedia enthusiast who used to consider Traditional Chinese Doctor a dream job.
Here is Matt’s story.
1.After working at a listed company, why did you decide to accept an offer from a startup?
At a big company, we may use the same set of skills to do similar tasks for years. At a startup, our roles and duties may be changing frequently and it gives us the opportunities to learn new technical skills.
2.What challenges did you confront during your previous working experience?
When I was working at Guru Online, I participated in this big brand display which attracted thousands of visitors. I was in charge of an AR-themed booth. Since I didn’t know anything about AR before, I learned how to code for AR quickly and kept adjusting the game devices when we were preparing for this event.
When the event officially started, some unpredictable issues arose. While more and more people came to the booth and tried out the AR devices, the machines turned so heated that it could not operate normally. I solved this problem eventually by using one machine at a time so the rest of them could cool down a little bit before being turned on again.
Another problem was the website was crashed because too many people were using the Internet at the same time. Luckily, I prepared multiple portable routers from different Internet providers as backup.
That was the first time I needed to address abrupt problems at the scene. It also made me very excited to see so many visitors using the software I developed.
3.Why did you choose to major in computer science in college?
When I was young, I wanted to become a Traditional Chinese Doctor since I am extremely fascinated by Chinese culture. Some conceptions of traditional Chinese medicine, such as keeping body balance, echo with traditional Chinese philosophy such as Doctrine of the Mean. I wanted to dig into Chinese culture along the journey of being a traditional Chinese doctor.
Later on, I started to learn more about the Internet and computer in high school, where I developed my interests in computer science. It basically requires the same skill sets and abilities as traditional Chinese medicine, including logical thinking and the spirit of exploration.
What I enjoy most as a developer, is that I get to address all sorts of problems by leveraging a variety of techniques and resources.
4.What do you usually do after work?
I am a faithful reader of Wikipedia on any articles from trending gossips to chinese history because I enjoy digging into new topics. When I experience anything that I don’t know or I want to look for details, I will search for related articles on Wikipedia. Wikipedia is the most convenient way for searching information. I can simply use my mobile to check for the interesting topic immediately.
I’ don’t have any computers at home. I keep trying to separate work from my personal lift and spend more time with my family and friends. It is slightly inconvenient at the beginning, but now most of the urgent works can be accomplished remotely by using my mobile.
5.Why do you want to join MDT?
We all know that data is now the most valuable resource in the world. However, we, as a data contributor, cannot make any profits out of the data we are contributing every day. MDT is trying to build a data exchange ecosystem to make our data measurable and profitable. I am glad to join the team to make life different.
Measurable Data Token (MDT) is a decentralized data exchange economy connecting users, data providers, and data buyers and denominates the value of data. MDT compensates users for sharing anonymous big data while providing data buyers and providers with a more efficient and impartial trading model. The team previously built MailTime, an email app with over 7 million users, which is also the first use case of MDT ecosystem. MDT is now listed on OKEx, gate.io, FCoin and Bancor Network.
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