Creating fun and elegant experiences.

I’m a software engineer and designer.
Currently exploring functional languages and Web3.


CURRENTLY

Amazon

Building better search and shopping experiences.


PREVIOUSLY

Mercury

Building banking to empower the next generation of startups.

HackUCI

Organizing the largest collegiate hackathon in Orange County.

UC Irvine

Studying computer science and web design.


PROJECTS

SurvivAI

Exploring reinforcement learning, computer vision, and Minecraft.

Newsfeed

My favorite news all in one place.


ABOUT

This year I'll be hiking, bouldering, and exploring the Pacific Northwest! 🌳🏔️

Here are a few of the books and music that I've especially enjoyed recently:

  • · The Name of the Wind, the most beautifully written fantasy I've ever read.
  • · Norwegian Wood, a coming-of-age story.
  • · Circe, a modern adaptation of the Greek myth.
  • · Shoe Dog, a super interesting peek into Phil Knight's life and the inception of Nike.
  • · Pachinko, the story of a Korean family's love and suffering in WW2-era Japan.
  • · Odoriko (踊り子) and other great songs by Vaundy.
  • · Jazz music.


SAY HI

If you want to get in touch, feel free to shoot me a message at 0derek.ye [at] gmail [dot] com!
Otherwise, here's my resume and LinkedIn.