Welcome to JamesChen.com
This is where I am keeping interesting facts and thoughts throughout my life. The purpose of this website is two fold:
- For my family, friends and colleagues to always be able to keep in touch with me throughout my life.
- Track my personal and professional progress.
In the future, i hope to be on the cover of TIME Magazine! But at least I have been in Business Week Magazine!
Recent Blog Post
Working in Tokyo!
Is it possible to get chip and pin for my Starwood Amex card? @AskAmex
Important Life Milestones
- I was born in 1977 in Taiwan
- I played my first video game on Atari in Street Fair in 1982
- My dad got me a CASIO watch racing game in 1983
- I moved to United States of America in 1985
- I did my first programming using Applesoft BASIC on Apple IIe in 1988 (10 years old)
- I wanted to go to MIT for college when I saw the robots competition on discovery channel in 1989
- My friend and I decided to build our own PONG game using QuickBASIC in 1990?
- I took college classes at College of DuPage from 1991 to 1993 (12 years old to 15 years old to catch up!) - Biology, Architecture Drafting, Main Frame Machine Programming and Differential Equation!
- I started to do calculator programming from 1992 to 1996 - CASIO, SHARP, HP48, TI81, TI82, TI85 - I love how my programs are still being shared. I did assembly programming here.
- Member of Chicago All-Star Math Team, ARML (1995, 1996)
- Triple honors in The U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad Exam (1995, 1996)
- Captain of the 1996 JETS Team [State Champions]
- 1996 Junior Engineering and Technology Society Content (2nd in Chemistry)
- 1996 Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics: [Individual Senior State Champion]
- President of National Honor Society (1995, 1996)
- Navy ROTC Scholarship to MIT (1995, 1996)
- Charles "Chick" Events Scholarship: Evans Scholar (1995, 1996)
- Numerous "Advance Placement Scholar" (1996)
- Went to Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1996-2000)
- Hosted my first website out of my own dorm room (1996)
- Please look at my resume for accomplishments from MIT and after
- MIT Media Lab - Researcher - (1997-2000)
- Microsoft - Software Test Engineer - (1998)
- Merrill Lynch - Technology Leader - (1999)
- PriceWaterhouseCoopers - Consultant - (1999)
- CampusCraze, Inc. - Chief Executive Officer - CEO and Founder - (1999 - 2000)
- Jenzabar, Inc. - Chief Technology Officer - CTO - (2000 - 2008)
- Freecause, Inc. - Chief Technology Officer - CTO - (2008 - 2011)
- Rakuten, Inc. - Executive Officer - (2009 - Present)
- Updating soon...
- Updating soon...