Hongyi leads an experimental team of engineers, designers, and product managers who build technology for the public good. Projects they’ve worked on include Parking.sg – an app to replace parking coupons, Go.gov.sg - the official government link shortener used to help fight phishing, and RedeemSG - a digital voucher system used for the latest CDC Voucher programme. Amidst Covid-19, he has also led the team to rapidly develop systems to support testing, quarantine, and vaccination rollout nation-wide. He believes in working on real problems, building for the user, and pushing for change.
Prior to joining the public sector, Hongyi worked at Google on the distributed databases and image search teams. He previously attended MIT, where he obtained degrees in computer science and economics. In his free time, he works on personal projects like typographing.com and chatlet.com.