I'm Chia, a CS and Art sophomore at Yale from Manila.
As a technologist, 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 build solutions, which means I scout + ideate + design + code.
At the moment, my dream career path is to land in a space where I can build solutions that directly empower creators.
I founded Developh in high school to better the tech ecosystem in Southeast Asia. Now, we run an accelerator for mission-driven initiatives and tech programming for over 70,000 students, with over a dozen projects. I serve as President at UX Society to co-design tech at Yale and build for a progressive Philippines at Iboto.ph. I also do 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 halls of 20,000. Last year, I spoke in three continents. 🌏
You'll see me attending shows, updating Wikipedia, worldbuilding & sketching maps (ask me about my fantasy world with a timeline stretching 20 millennia), collecting vinyl, reading on game design, playing incrementals, and watching coming-of-age movies.
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)