Q: Who are you?
A: My name is Sam Yong. Yong is my family name. I am currently a 20 years old Full-Time National Servicemen in the Singapore Armed Forces, software researcher and developer based in Singapore. My field of study is Information Technology and Computer Science. Since I was 11 years old, I started learning programming and computing hardware. I specialize in software design, development and analysis, especially in server and web technologies. I am also an archer with a Hoyt GMX riser.
Q: How do I contact you?
Q: So what do you do?
A: I am a software developer. With over 8 years of experience, I do web development, software engineering, IT consultancy and data design. On and off I take up freelance development work and do it on my own. On my free time, I contribute to open source and by helping to answer questions on Stack Overflow based on my expertise.
I am also trained in graphical and user-interface design. Some of my design and digital art work can be found on deviantART.
Q: What kind of posts do you write on this blog?
A: Anything that comes to my mind. I write on current affairs, environmental issues, social problems, new ideas, varying perspective to a topic and many more. Time to time I also write responses to questions posed to me, or letters people have written. I like to give alternative perspectives to widen people’s views on topics.
Q: How did you start programming at the age of 11 years old?
A: When I was young, I wondered how programs and applications work on computers. I understood that programs are launched on Windows via .exe files. I soon started opening these .exe application files with notepad and got a whole chunk of gibberish text. Examining carefully at the gibberish text, I realised that they were instructions for the computer to run the program. So I started exploring and soon after got my hands on Turbo Pascal. My path for Information Technology set off.