Hello there, Stranger!

This is my personal site. It’s just a collection of random items that I’ve worked on or am currently working on. There’s really no need a for a website here but I know you people will Google search my email domain, so here you go. Have a read, enjoy!

What I Do

Where to start. I’ve been on the Internet ever since modems were measured in baud. I’ve worked on Internet technologies from plain ole HTML to React. I’ve been around long enough to see WAP die, and apps start. I’ve moved along with technology, from bare metal servers to the cloud. It’s been a long journey and it’s not over yet.

AD TECh

I’ve worked in this field since DoubleClick was a thing. Now well into the RTB era, I’m still here. If you need a hand, gimme a ring.

building web-scale infra

I don’t just work in ad tech. I’ve built it. Web-scale web applications to handle billions of request per month.

technology management

Confused with all the new technologies coming out these days? I’m not. It’s my job to keep up to date on what’s going on.

What I've Done

Stuff I've worked on or am currently working on
My day job – RedLotus. RedLotus acquired Pixels in late 2015, making Pixels part of a global family with offices all over the world.

Pixels Limited

HK’s leading multi-screen advertising company. Formerly Pixel Media, Adsfactor & Snap Mobile. Digital advertising in HK? We got you covered.
My Instagram photoblog. I wander around Hong Kong. I live / work here. I take pictures with my iPhone. I post them to Instagram.

Garpu App

Garpu, my old app. Helps you find good food and coffee in the Klang Valley (Malaysia). Now defunct, of course.

Gosh where do you start? Such a varied journey. KLue, Junk, Tongue in Chic, Urbanscapes, Markets, The Bee, Style Snaps, Gigorama… a list that’s certainly not in order and with many omissions.

Random Items

 
A short piece I wrote about the online advertising industry’s transition from Flash to HTML5 for rendering creatives. Click the title to read the article.

Pixels Case Study

In 2015, we did a case study on our use of AWS to power our ad server.

The infrastructure described in the case study has since been superseded.

We’ve moved on to more serverless loads with event streams and ETL loading to data stores.

It’s out of date, but click on the title to read the case study.

Advertising Awards

In my time at Pixels Hong Kong, we won many awards for the work we did for our clients. Below are some of them.



BEST IN-APP ADVERTISING
BRONZE – WYETH ILLUMA CHATBOT
MOB-EX AWARDS || 2018

GREATER CHINA MOBILE MARKETING AGENCY OF THE YEAR
SILVER AWARD – PIXELS LIMITED
CAMPAIGN ASIA || 2017

BEST MOBILE ADVERTISING PLATFORM
SILVER – PIXELS AD MARKETPLACE
MOB-EX AWARDS || 2017

BEST USE OF TECHNOLOGY
SILVER – CARLSBERG VR FITTING ROOM
SPARK AWARDS || 2016

EXCELLENCE IN USE OF TECHNOLOGY
SILVER – LEVI’S COOL JEANS
MARKETING EXCELLENCE AWARDS || 2015

BEST MOBILE ADVERTISING SOLUTION
GOLD – L’OCCITANE MOTHER’S DAY SELFIE
MOB-EX AWARDS || 2015

Guest Presentations

I’ve spoken at a handful of events. Usually just to let people know what we do in the industry or what a developers life entails.



DATA CENTER VS CLOUD COMPUTING
EXECUTIVE BREAKFAST – WEB & ECOMMERCE TRACK || AWS ENTERPRISE SUMMIT HK || 2015

LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN DIGITAL ADVERTISING
EXECUTIVE CERTIFICATE IN DIGITAL AND SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING CLASS || HK POLYU || 2015

INTERVIEWING FOR DEVELOPER POSITIONS
WDI CLASS || GENERAL ASSEMBLY HK || 2015

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A WEB DEVELOPER
WDI CLASS || GENERAL ASSEMBLY HK || 2015

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