I’m Robert Luo. I live in Los Angeles, where I help make the future of the web beautiful.
I have always been fascinated by computers. My interest in them began at 4 when I assisted my uncle in installing Red Alert 2. I remember inserting the CD and sitting in front of the keyboard, carefully typing in the product key—a string of numbers and letters that resembled the appearance of a modern gift card. As I worked through the installation process, I became fascinated by the computer’s capabilities. From that moment on, I knew I wanted to learn more about computers and how they work.
When I was 10, I discovered on Myspace that you could customize your profiles to make them pretty through code. This sparked my interest in coding, and I spent countless hours experimenting with different HTML and CSS techniques to create unique and eye-catching profiles for myself and my friends. Over the years, my interest in computers and technology only deepened. I took computer science classes in high school and even graduated with a computer science degree.
With the skills I have gained from playing endless hours of games such as Warcraft III, RuneScape, MapleStory, and League of Legends, I spend a lot of time optimizing my skills through the process of “min-maxing”—striving for maximum quality while still allowing for flexibility and the ability to adapt to new requirements or challenges. I can learn things through this process by building side projects quickly and efficiently.
Today, I’m a full stack engineer. I’m building a user-focused digital platform that supports application submission, communication, revision, and inter-team collaboration, as well as building open-source software and contributing to developing innovative technology. Throughout my career, I have had the opportunity to work on a variety of projects, both personal and professional. I am constantly seeking new ways to improve my skills and learn about new technologies, and I am excited to see where my passion for technology will take me in the future.