Hi, I'm Shu Uesugi. I work as a hacker at EdSurge, an education technology startup in Silicon Valley.
Although I call myself a hacker, I don't love building things. However, I do love exploiting arbitrage opportunities in everyday life. I believe that these two personality traits—the passion for building and the passion for hacking—can be and should be decoupled. On this site, I'll share lessons learned from hacking real-world systems while minimizing the amount of code written.
Although I work at one of the most competitive places on earth, I'm inherently lazy. Before EdSurge, I spent several months in Japan doing absolutely nothing. I don't believe in "work hard, party hard" mentality; I'd rather work easy and sleep lots.
Finally, I write in Japanese. The top posts on my Japanese blog usually get > 20k pageviews.
Fun Facts: (1) I have a weird birthmark on my face. (2) The above photo was taken near Mt. Fuji in Japan.