@laurenceputra

Senior Engineer @ Nugit.co

Core team @ IAmTalented.SG

Core team @ Collaborate.SG

What do I do?

I am a Senior Engineer with Nugit, and have a passion for security and distributed systems. Prior to this, I have worked in companies including PayPal, 99.co, and Chalkboard.

I also headed GeekcampSG from 2012 to 2014, and am currently focusing my free time on social empowerment initiatives including IAmTalentedSG, and CollaborateSG. When not doing work, or any of these stuff, I can be found cafe hopping/taking photos/trekking.

Software Engineering

A relatively versatile software engineer, I can pick up and code in a variety of languages, while still understanding how things work at the basic level. With an academic background in Computer Science mixed with Liberal Arts, my passions lies in distributed systems and security.

At this point in my career, I've worked on a huge variety of stacks both professionally or for fun. I've worked on PayPal's mobile applications, ran Nugit's servers, and wrote backend code for Billpin. I pride myself on being able to pick up and do whatever needs to be done.

Photography

I take photos as a hobby, and have taken photos for several tech conferences and events in Singapore, both from a professional capacity, as well as from a hobbyist perspective. Most of the photos I take are under the Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs license and exists on my Flickr account.

This is a collection of some of the better photos I've taken. To view the complete set, please visit the album here

Community

I started being involved in GeekcampSG from 2011, and became the lead organiser in 2012. After 2014, I stepped down to focus fully on IAmTalented.SG. During this period of time, I grew the community from 200 signups in 2011, to over 1.3k in 2013, with a third of the community being students.

After 2014, I turned my focus to supporting the local tech community on behalf of PayPal Singapore. I started with a team of 2, and we slowly grew the team size. We engaged developers (and designers) by hosting meetups on a regular basis, and within 3 months, we grew the team to over 20 PayPal engineers, hosting up to 12 meetups a month in our office. Here are some of the writeups from the events we hosted: UXSG | PyLadies.

I have also given a few talks in the community, including a panel by General Assembly alongside top professionals in the industry, including the Engineering Lead for Google Singapore, and the Principal Software Engineer for Pivotal Labs Singapore, as well as a career talk for Ngee Ann Polytechnic's graduating students.

Social

I got involved in giving back to the community in my last year in Tembusu College, where I met David Hoe(Yes, the guy who appeared in many newspaper articles including this, this and this).

I am a core team member of IAmTalentedSG in my personal capacity. Below is short excerpt of what IAT is about.

IAT aims to reach out to youths at Secondary 2 and 3 levels, and provide opportunities to explore non-academic pathways through skills-based workshops. This programme will be most beneficial to youths without access to such resources (within their schools and/or family environment).

Find out more about us here!