Weijie Ou is a TA for CS 7210: Distributed Computing. Keep reading to learn more about Weijie!
What do you do professionally?
I am a senior software engineer at Discord. Writing Python and building data platforms is my job. I used to work on large-scale cloud services and I loved that too. I have other part-time jobs occasionally, like translating Japanese novels into Chinese and getting published.
Why do you TA for OMSCS?
I really love anything related to distributed systems or cloud services, it is my greatest passion in the industry. And I do love the course CS 7210: Distributed Computing.
What is your advice for future OMSCS students?
Try to learn more, rather than simply pursing a degree and walking away.
What's your favorite memory from your time in or working with OMSCS so far?
My last semester. I took two of the most difficult courses at the same time, making it super tough for my last time as a student at OMSCS. I literally studied materials and worked on projects more than 30 hours every week, while working a full-time job. I can still remember the time sitting at the computer and debugging some crazy bugs that really made me scratch my head. But it was a great semester where I pushed myself to the end, which I have not done in so many years after graduating from high school.