About

About

Hi, my name is Vincent Tang.

Currently, I work at a firm that builds and designs restaurants. Most of my day is spent product management (ecommerce) [project is not live yet] and project management (construction). Previously I worked as a metallurgist.

In my freetime, I like doing web development. I use this website to share things I learn. These topics are the following:

  • Tutorials – Nonopinionated tutorials
  • Tips – Opinionated developmental tidbits
  • Writing – Personal topics

What I am up to now – edited 11/3/18

What I am learning now

  • React / Redux / graphQL / nodeJS

What I am physically building now [see portfolio]

What I am trying to improve on last edited 11/3/18

  • Bulking Up / waking up early
  • Doing more technical talks / starting youtube tutorials
  • Being more active in dev communities

What I am doing for fun last edited 11/8/18

  • Learning to play Final Fantasy X on the Ukelele
  • Learning to play the piano / basic music theory

Publications

I publish articles elsewhere on occasion.

Around The Web

  • Github – Projects
  • Twitter – Random thoughts and occasional spam
  • Stackoverflow – Where I post all my dumb questions and answers to things I couldn’t find
  • Codepen – For fun projects
  • MDN Design Documentation – I wrote part of the MDN documentation for things like ternary operator and search methods
  • Alternativeto.net – Top contributor for alternative software, I put all my notes about different software I have ever tried here
  • Hackernews – To stay up to date on all things tech related
  • Freecodecamp Forums – Solutionsets to problems in the curriculum
  • Airtable Forums – I write about database and macro workflows
  • Slides.com – Slidedeck where I do technical talks at.

Contact

You can reach me with the contact page form below, or at my email:  vincentntang (at) gmail.com

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Fun Facts

You actually read this far down here? Random tidbits:

  • I used to be really into gaming. During college, I had 5000 followers for popular gaming guides and tutorials I’ve written, translated by fans in multiple languages. For many years, I also worked as an alpha game tester for many AAA gaming studios under NDA. I played competitively in almost every genre, even with some of the top esports players today (DoTA). My first introduction to programming was game modding maps for starcraft 1 in elementary school.
  • I was one of the moderators for reddit r/place, the largest online art collaboration ever done. My work is featured on news outlets
  • I couldn’t do a girly pushup in college, I was that out of shape. Before pics
  • My first vehicle I’ve ever driven was not a car, but a forklift.
  • I love learning about different industries and ergonomics. My desk reflects that.
  • I’ve designed many restaurant kitchen layouts. My favorite is probably Soupya Saiyan, a dragonball Z themed restaurant with 20MM views on buzzfeed. Some of my other client work includes Disney, Wholefoods 365 during Amazon merger, Morimoto Asia from Ironchef, and many more.