Stepping up to the challenges ahead || Reflection

Retracing my steps This quote summarizes my experience with Tech Trek perfectly. Thinking back to our first meeting in November, I was extremely overwhelmed by just the deliverables. A book during winter break? Twitter? Blog posts? Readings? Discussion-based classes? Presentations? I wasn’t sure about this high level of commitment for a class so out of … Continue reading Stepping up to the challenges ahead || Reflection

Are humans playing god? An overview of the genetic engineering industry

Welcome to my expertise 😉 Recent events involving the gene-altering technology astound the world. Chinese parents are “talent testing” their kids to get a better understanding of the child’s hidden potentials? A pair of twins’ embryos were gene edited by a Chinese scientist to gain HIV resistance and now the twins might have enhancement in … Continue reading Are humans playing god? An overview of the genetic engineering industry

Shenzhen, the Silicon Valley of Hardware

I was reading the Why Startups Are Leaving Silicon Valley article, of how startups are moving out of the Silicon Valley into other rising cities with different cities attracting different industries, when my eyes lingered on the words “Shenzhen for hardware”. SHENZHEN! My hometown! Other than a sense of pride, I was surprised to see … Continue reading Shenzhen, the Silicon Valley of Hardware