I'm Chia, a nineteen-year-old CS and Art sophomore at Yale from Manila.
As a technologist and designer, radical spaces that empower creation drive me. I seek to explore the experiential potential of the web, and question systems at scale to work towards computational justice.
I founded Developh in high school to better the tech ecosystem in Southeast Asia. Now, we run an accelerator for mission-driven initiatives and run tech programming impacting over 70,000 students. I serve as President at UX Society to co-design tech at Yale and build for a progressive Philippines at Iboto.ph. I also practice creative code, scout for the Southeast Asian tech ecosystem, and build narrative indie games.
As an occasional speaker, I was the 2018 AnitaB.org Student of Vision at the GHC keynote, and have spoken in workshops of 20 to audiences of 20,000.
You'll see me attending shows, updating Wikipedia, worldbuilding & sketching maps, collecting vinyl, reading on game design, and watching coming-of-age movies. I am also looking for a D&D group.
If I wasn't a technologist, I would be a music journalist, I think. Here are some of my bad drawings of records I'm into lately (drawn on guessthatalbum.com)