On Tuesday I had an interview at Microsoft, for a PM internship in summer 2016. Today I heard back from Microsoft that I am receiving an offer for that position. Although details of this offer haven’t been finalized, I am extremely excited to have an opportunity to practice a PM job at Microsoft. It will be…
I see your OCR and raise you more Machine Learning
Since school started in September, my time and energy has been mostly devoted to it. I have been dedicated to write codes for assignments rather than “cooler” projects. But this is about to change. Yesterday my project proposal for COMP 400, a course titled Honours Project in Computer Science at McGill, got approved by my supervisor, Prof….
“Sharing economy” at its worst
I have been on vacation with my family and this week we went to Toronto. We lived in an Airbnb apartment, had about 10 Uber rides. Yesterday, a few hours after I asked my family if they enjoyed services of these pioneer “sharing economy” companies, I read a piece of news about a company who…
Dr.Spider is here!
I have been spending the past week and half working on my new project, Dr.Spider. This is a Java web application used to detect invalid links in a website. Here is a live demo.
Implementation of a global leaderboard
Recently in my internship at Microsoft I signed up for a task of creating a global leaderboard for our product users. In this article I will discuss a few implementations of a leaderboard, with a focus on backend logic.
elleryyang.com site migration
Recently you may encounter 404 error messages when attempting to visit elleryyang.com or www.elleryyang.com. These errors are caused by a site migration, and DNS cache in different DNS servers may go back and forth several times before becoming stable. See you soon on my new web server!
Visualization of personal daily review
Last week I attended a talk entitled Career Superpower by James Whittaker, Distinguished Engineer at Microsoft. This talk was about personal growth in one’s career path. One of the ideas that hit me hardest was, you need a long-term goal and get closer to it every day; here is how I plan to.