Paul Tay is the front end coder in a four-people IT team at Yale-NUS College. He has been working with departments across the College to deliver websites and in-house built web applications that support the College’s research, teaching and administrative needs. In a lean and self-organised IT team, the environment shapes Paul to be a generalist who is always curious on how things work.
How did you learn about UXSG?
I first learnt about UXSG from its 2013 conference website when I was studying interaction design course in my university. In 2015, Jin Wei introduced me to the April meet up and I felt amazed on how much new things that I had learnt from the self-organised conversations among the UX enthusiasts.
What made you volunteer for the UXSG Conference this year?
I wanted to experience how a UX conference being organised in the UX way and wanted to be part of the team that makes this happen.
How has the journey been?
There are always things to learn and I’m grateful to be part of this journey. Even though having extra commitment on top of usual works can be quite tiring, the takeaway is definitely greater than what I have expected.
What are your personal quirks?
I’m a digital packrat, the type of person that keeps more than 100 tabs open all the time on my Chrome browser. And I use an extension called Session Buddy to save my open tabs for me to easily restore them later on.
Is there any words of advice or quotes you live by?
“Restlessness is discontent – and discontent is the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man – and I will show you a failure.” – Thomas A. Edison