Who Are The Techies Ep 3

It’s been swell folks, but this week’s episode will be the final for Who Are The Techies (sobs). We have Soon Seng, Jazzy and Kyle! 

Ee Soon Seng

Techies, Techy Hub, Who Are The Techies

Here’s our dear Managing Director, Soon Seng. He started The Techy Hub after getting bored working for an agency for 3 years. He wasn’t feeling challenged enough at his old agency and he wanted to have a more flexible schedule—that folks is how The Techy Hub came about. The original concept for The Techy Hub was to be a space for freelancers, sort of like a coworking space but they’d work on projects together as well. However, that idea didn’t work so well so they switched it up and brought in their first two interns—Patricia and Michelle!  

Soon Seng would describe himself as techy, resilient, and lazy at times. We’d like to add on the word noble because that’s what he is! He might seem really chill but he works longer hours than anyone. His working hours extend till night time and he even works on the weekends! He really loves teaching people which is why he really treasures the internship program we have. He said he wants every intern to learn something during their time here.

His dreams are to build a dog farm, or dog shelter, where he’d let all the strays he finds stay there. Another dream of his is global domination…with an empire of programmers!

Jazzy Poh

Techies, Techy Hub, Who Are The Techies

Here’s Jazzy! Jazzy is the Head of Front End Development here, and she’s been here since last February. She used to work with Soon Seng in another agency so she’s known him for a long time. Jazzy used to do web design but didn’t like it much so she made the switch over to coding which she learned from her previous company.

So here is what she likes about working here: she likes how the team is small because sometimes communication is a problem if the team is too big.  

She’s our very own linguist who can speak Korean and Japanese, and she’s currently learning Thai. She loved travelling and has been to various countries in Southeast Asia, but her dream destinations are Iceland and Machu Picchu!

Kyle Tong

Techies, Techy Hub, Who Are The Techies

Last but not least is our Network Specialist, Kyle! He used to work in the same marketing agency as Soon Seng before deciding to come over to The Techy Hub. The words he used to describe himself are lazy (lol), easy-going, quiet (though we don’t really agree with this). Something else we don’t really agree with is how he claims that is introverted. He said that no one ever believes him when he tells them and we don’t either! Trust us, if you’ve met him you wouldn’t believe him either.

Get ready for this one because you’ll be thinking he’s a swell guy after reading this. He took in a dog that was dumped in front of his house; she had a collar so he could only assume that the poor thing was dumped by her owners. He said she was terrified but after a week of him and his parents feeding her, she finally came around. What a nice thing to do!

He said dog food is more expensive than his so if he could be any animal, he’d be a dog. His dream is to win the lottery and get rich, he’d use that money to travel the world.

Who Are The Techies Episode 2

Gather around good folks because we’re back with another episode of Who Are The Techies! This week we have with us Patricia, Michelle and Aimen!

Patricia Wong

Here’s Patricia!

Patricia is our—wait for it—Junior Front End Web Developer extraordinaire! What a mouth full. Patricia was discovered in one of those cool movie methods.  She was discovered at her graduate showcase. Soon Seng attended her showcase but they did not exactly meet there. Instead, Soon Seng personally contacted her and they video chatted and she ended up taking the job offer to work here. Fun fact: This is her first job! She likes how everyone in The Techy Hub is friendly and how we all go out for lunch together—we really do!

She describes herself to be quiet and shy but she’s our go-to person when looking for recommendations for the latest k-dramas to watch! When she’s not busy catching up on her k-dramas, she likes to sleep. Don’t we all, really? If she could have any superpowers, she’d want to be able to teleport because you could go anywhere you wanted to (and also because of the amazing airfares).

Her goal is so simple yet understandable. And that is to be able to retire young and to enjoy her life travelling, eating and maybe catching up on the never-ending list of Korean dramas!

Michelle Ng

This cheery, always-smiling and joyful girl is Michelle.

Amongst other words that describe her are serene, positive, and cheerful. She was recruited by Soon Seng as the Junior Art Director Michelle during her final year of university. Michelle, once an intern, has become one of the first Techies here. Just like our Art Director, Kah Yan, Michelle’s most memorable experience here was preparing for the Inkredible sales day. She said it was because she had the chance to try out new things and learned a lot. We are glad that she enjoyed going out of her comfort zone to prepare for something very different.

Michelle likes going on adventures to different places and exploring the world one place at a time. It’s no wonder her favourite movie is Jumanji! The one thing that she dreams of doing is to one day get the chance to travel around Europe. To learn about the culture and to experience life in a different place. Adventure!

Her goals? To learn beyond what she already knows and her dream is to someday start her own fashion brand. Michelle, don’t forget us when you’re famous!

Aimen Sasi

Aimen here is our Back End Developer from Libya. He first came to Malaysia five years ago when he decided to tag along with his father who was coming here for work. Needless to say, Aimen really liked it here so he decided to stay. He has a big heart for Malaysia and has an even bigger heart for programming (spoiler alert—he’s really good at it).

He was introduced to Soon Seng by a friend he had met at boot camp and that’s how he started working at The Techy Hub. He chose to work here because it gave him the opportunity to gain experience at coding, expose himself to real life application and improve his problem-solving skills. His most memorable experience was working with his first company called MoneyMatch, he’s proud to be one of the pioneers for what it is now.

The three words he’d use to describe himself are shy, fast-learner, and problem-solver. If there is any one language that he learns really fast, it would be the coding and programming language. While he’s not coding the next greatest app, he’s at home catching up the latest tv series. Aimen’s goal in the future is to be part of something big. Something that can help change the world. What a stand up guy!

Who Are The Techies Ep. 1

Hello good folks! Ever wondered what kind of people our Techies are? Well, we’re here to satisfy your curiosity with our new mini-series called—drum roll, please—Who Are The Techies! This mini-series will consist of three parts in which we’ve written a little about our Techies; their goals for the future, what they like about working at The Techy Hub, etc.

On this week’s episode of Who Are The Techies, we have Young Wei, Kah Yan, and Kur Win!

Low Young Wei

Young Wei here is our trusty accountant who’s an OG at The Techy Hub and started way back in 2016 with Kyle and Soon Seng. He was in an accounting firm for two years prior to working at The Techy Hub. He said that the environment in the office is nice and likes how everyone is close to each other. He also enjoys the freedom and how there is no need for formalities when speaking to one another; everyone talks to each other in a relaxed manner and we joke around (like a lot).

Young Wei likes dogs but he owns both a cat and dog! And yes, they do get along; we asked. His hobbies include sleeping and playing football. But of course, he never sleeps in the office! Nor does he play football here.

His current favourite movie is The Greatest Showman, he said it’s really good. If he won the lottery he’d invest some of the money and use some to travel. His goals for the future is to start a family.  

Kah Yan Lim 

Kah Yan studied Advertising & Design and decided to join The Techy Hub because the digital industry is new to her and she wanted to try her hand at it. Our Art Director describes herself as cheerful, short, and fun! Her most memorable memory while working here was the Inkredible sales day, she enjoyed helping prepare the office for it.

Something not many people know about her is that she likes to sing and swim. She’s very much an outdoorsy person preferring to be out and about rather than watching videos online like most of us do. She likes dogs and used to own one but couldn’t properly care for it so she chose to, sadly, give it away. *sobs*

Kah Yan is a talented artist and one of her wishes is for more people to see her artwork. You can check out her artwork on her Instagram: kikiyaya_

Lau Kur Win

Here’s our Marketing Man, Kur Win! He decided to join The Techy Hub to gain experience with websites and more types of niches, he said it really helps to know more about a client’s website. What’s his most memorable moment working here you ask? Well, it’s when he was surprised on his birthday! He said there have been many funny moments since we always have a good time in the office. When asked to describe himself in three words he said ‘I don’t know’.

He likes reading non-fiction books in his downtime, he likes to learn from them. His hobbies include reading, of course, and playing football. If he were to win the lottery most of the money would go into investments ‘as any smart person would do’, and the other portion would go into traveling and getting good food. One of his favourite movies is Gladiator, he said it was ‘good’.

His dream? To leave the interview…

Vision 2018

A new year is a new chance to do better. 2017 was a rocky year riddled obstacles, but we at The Techy Hub are onto bigger and better things this year. Our first change of the year was moving from Web development to App development, and there will be more changes to come.

“Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all that I can?”

― Sun Tzu, The Art of War

Personal growth; we all know how important it is. But just how exactly does an employee’s personal growth benefit the company? We’ll tell you how!

As the people inside a company grow, so does the company itself. We encourage the concept of work hard, play hard; Techies are encouraged to maintain a healthy balance between our work life and personal life as we believe it will help with personal development. As we better and groom ourselves to be stronger by honing our skills, it benefits the company as well.

Also, our senior Techies will be taking the junior Techies under their wings and guiding them through this maze we call our job. This is no easy task but what better way to teach new Techies than by showering them with our wisdom.

“Never venture, never win!”

Sun Tzu, The Art of War

We all love new things, don’t we? Which is why we’re looking to introduce new concepts and bring new trends to the table. For example, cryptocurrency is something we might be dipping our toes into. On the creative aspect of things, we’re going to try out some new designs for websites and apps. What kinds of designs, you ask? Why don’t you contact us to find out!

“We cannot enter into alliances until we are acquainted with the designs of our neighbors.”

Sun Tzu, The Art of War

Another step towards improvement will be by reaching out to more bloggers for content writing. Who better to go to than experts like bloggers? They know what works and what doesn’t, we hope to pick up on some of their tips and tricks.

“Great results, can be achieved with small forces.”

Sun Tzu, The Art of War

As we talked about in this post, we have an appetite for knowledge; specifically in technology. In order to sate our appetite, we’d like to collaborate with other companies and learn from them. Having leverage over another company’s clients is also a plus point! We’re also looking to form strategic partnerships and barter in terms of services.  

In Conclusion

In conclusion, we’re looking to try out new things and expand our knowledge in order to build ourselves up. 2018 will be a year for us to scale to new heights and build our team. With our heads facing front, we’re looking forward to what the future brings us.