I am currently working in Grab as a Senior Software Engineer, Full Stack. Grab is Southeast Asia's leading super app, providing transportation, logistics, and financial services.
Previously I was working in Tech in Asia as the Head of Engineering. Tech in Asia is a media, events, and jobs platform for Asia's tech communities. Apart from managing the engineering team, I am in charge of all WordPress related projects. That includes creating custom plugins and scaling techinasia.com and its subsidiary websites.
I hold a degree in Computing (Information Systems) from the National University of Singapore as well as a diploma in Multimedia Technology from Singapore Polytechnic.
Outside of my day job, I am a WordPress plugin developer since WordPress was forked from b2 in 2003. I have 21 plugins in the WordPress Plugin Repository (profiles.wordpress.org/gamerz). Some of my popular WordPress plugins include WP-PageNavi, WP-Polls, WP-DBManager, WP-Sweep, WP-PostViews, and WP-PostRatings.
I am a firm believer in Open Source, and hence most of my projects, including my WordPress plugins, are open source and being hosted at GitHub (github.com/lesterchan).
I am also the founder of lesterchan.net. It is my website, which contains my blog and portfolio. Over the years, I blog mainly about technology and gadgets, and that has gotten me to the rank of the top 10 most influential tech bloggers in Singapore.