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My name is Rudi, currently finishing up a degree in Computer Science at University of Waterloo and starting as a full-time software engineer at Figma in August. I have previously worked at Airbnb, Jane Street, Dropbox and Side Effects Software. This is my personal blog where I will post my projects, the insights I have about life, my memories, etc. I tend to be a sucker for information and novelty myself, so I try to write in a way that will be worth your time. Hopefully you’ll find something interesting here.

In the spirit of being an engineer (read: this is easier), I will write the rest of this About section as a random bullet points. If you find any of these interesting, you should ask me about it over coffee.

  • As described by a high school friend, I am “designed in China, made in Germany, imported to Canada, consumed in Quebec”. And now refurbished in the US? I need more verbs
  • I took 5 psychology classes in undergrad, it’s my second favorite subject (after CS of course).
  • My two main motivations in life are “building cool things” and what I call “learning how the world works”
  • I spent a summer practicing DDR
  • My main hobby right now is rock climbing. Currently working on consistently doing V5s
  • I’m working on certain parts of communication skills by taking acting/improv classes
  • One of my goal is to consistently use “steel man arguments”
  • “Interested people are interesting”
  • “Humans are not rational creatures, they are rationalizing creatures”
  • I practice pen spinning (look it up if you’ve never hear of that term!) and have once appeared on national television. I’m not one of the best out there, but I know quite a few tricks

Contact

Email at rudichen@gmail.com

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