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Hi, I'm Billy Kwok

Startup EnthusiastMakerOpen SourcerDesignerAnti-disciplinary Learner
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Something about me...

I'm a designer and technologist based physically in Hong Kong and virtually anywhere in the world, working "part-time" in an investment bank by day while running interesting side projects "full-time" at night.

Apart from philosophy and history, I love everything related to:

Technology
WebMachine LearningMobileHardwareBlockchain
Design
UI/UXHCIGraphicsAnimationIndustrial
Startup
ProductGrowthVenture Capital

Experience

Current Role

J.P. Morgan
Hong Kong

Associate

Jan 20' - Present

Analyst

Aug 18' - Jan 20'

Summer Analyst

Jun 17' - Aug 17'
GitHub Community

Open Source Contributor

Jun 18' - Present
Hong Kong

Internship

Uber

Graphic Designer

Dec 16' - Feb 17'
Hong Kong
500 Startups

Growth Hacker

Jun 16' - Aug 16'
Mountain View, CA, US
Social Enterprise Innovations

Marketing Executive

Jul 15' - Aug 15'
Hong Kong
EventXtra

Software Developer

Jun 14' - Sep 14'
Hong Kong

Others

Freelance

Designer and Developer

Jun 13' - Jul 18'
Hong Kong
IdeaMagnet

Co-founder

Jun 15' - Jan 16'
Hong Kong
HackUST

Organizer

Nov 14' - May 15'
Hong Kong

Education

HKUST School of Engineering

BEng, Computer Engineering

Sep 13' - May 18'
Hong Kong
HKUST Business School

BBA, Business Management

Sep 13' - May 18'
Hong Kong
University of California, Davis

UG Exchange Student

Jan 16' - May 16'
Davis, CA, US
Born in mainland China, raised in Hong Kong, and spent a year in the States, I've found myself being a strong believer in diversity. Learning about the histories and cultures across the globe has been one of my hobbies.

Languages I use

English, Mandarin, Cantonese, and a little bit Japanese and Spanish

Other places I've visited

Singapore
Malaysia
Vietnam
Israel
Taiwan
Australia
Korea
Japan
UK
Tel AvivHOLLYWOODLos AngelesShanghaiSeoulHo Chi Minh CityMelbourneHONGKONGSAN FRANCISCOSINGAPORESHENZHEN500Mountain ViewYOSAKALONDON

How I envision the future world

I support anti-disciplinary innovation, cosmopolitanism, multiculturalism, and effective altruism. The future of humanity in my eyes is about polymathic learning and collaboration, free-flowing population, cultural diversity and integration, and efficient giving and policy making.

How I spend my free time

Dreaming, reading blogs and non-fiction, prototyping and making, listening to podcasts and EDMs, watching series like Rick and Morty, Black Mirror and HBO Silicon Valley, coffee tasting, playing piano, and contributing to open-source projects.

I love mobile photography. There're no other devices that can strike a better balance between portability and image quality. With the right peripherals and editing, photos taken by phones are on a par with those taken by DSLR camera.

Favorite Gear

iPhone XS + Moment 18mm Wide Lens / 58mm Tele Lens / 25mm Macro Lens

Defined by neither the environment that you're in, nor the expectations that others place on you, but the things that you do and love.

Check out the things that I designed and built.