Meet Lei Chen, our latest hire, who just joined our DevOps team in Shanghai.
Hello! My name is Lei Chen. I’m from Shanghai, China. I can speak Chinese, English, Japanese and currently I’m learning Russian.
Before joining wiredcraft, I worked for multiple internet companies as software developer and DevOps engineer.
One of the Clarke’s three laws is any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. And I think we are kind of mages that can use magic with the help of computers to extend our life to the virtual world.
1. What are the three things you like about Wiredcraft? Or what attracted you to apply here?
Flexible working time. Opportunity to work for customers from all over the world. and most important, no BS culture.
2. What’s the most adventurous experience you have had?
I do not travel a lot and haven’t many adventures as I’m getting old.
But when I’m about 10-year old, once I was playing basketball with my classmates. An older boy, maybe middle school, snatched my basketball then ran away.
I was left no choice but chasing him all the way through the playground, across the streets I had never been. Over the walls and fences far higher than me. I kept chasing and chasing. Finally I caught upon him because he’s out of strength and gave up running.
That was a tough experience for a primary school boy, right? Glad I did not give up back then.
3. What hobbies do you have?
I mostly mess with DIY hardware and open-source software in my free time. I like playing video games using pretty much every game console.
Also J-core (a sub genre of hardcore techno) music and doujin culture.
4. If there’s one thing you recommend everyone in the world to do, what would it be?
Try something new in pretty much every aspect in your life from time to time. Even those things you hated (yeah, not that hated :D ).
See for yourself. Never follow others blindly. It might blow your mind. You might find yourself good at something you never thought of, who knows.
5. What is the one thing you’ll hope you’ll do in your lifetime?
I dreamed to be an astronaut or a programmer when I was a child. I’m a programmer now. So I’m hoping go out of the earth, to space, to other planets.
6. What’s the most underestimated talent you have?
Visualization memorization and imagination. I could memorize or imagine something by visualize it in my head.