Stephen Ou

Howdy! Thanks for visiting. I am a student at Stanford University, majoring in Computer Science with a focus on Human-Computer Interaction. There are a lot to learn, but I'm grateful that I get to spend 4 years with the world's most brilliant students.

Email - Resume - LinkedIn - Github

App Development

I like to build apps. My philosophy is simple: if I see a process that is too slow or a task that is too hard, I want to build something that fixes it. The app should be pain free to use and explainable in two sentences.

I am a big fan of personal projects. Since 2009, I've made 8 web apps. They are mainly for scratching my own itch. Other people found them useful as well, so some got wildly popular.

Note: due to changes in the Facebook/Twitter/LinkedIn APIs, some of my apps might not work properly. I will fix them when school is out.

Work Experience

I've also had the privilege to work with some amazing companies, ranging from a Fortune 500 client to a mom-and-pop shop.

Other Stuff

Originally born in Kaiping, China, I had the good fortune to come to the US in 2008. Although I didn't speak any English upon arrival, I became fluent in 2 years with the help of patient teachers and supportive family. For that, I am thankful.

I love watching inspirational TED talks, and ended up giving a TEDx talk about young entrepreneurship myself in 2014.

I've done some interviews in the past: Web.AppStorm, Double Your Freelancing Rate, A New Take, Doers, SideProject Book, IdeaMensch, The Startup Project, Raising CEO Kids, Sawyer Speaks.

I am a big sports and stats geek. Here are the main sports that I follow: NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, EPL, UEFA, F1, ATP, PGA, TdF.

My interests include mathemagics, photography, geocaching, pool/snooker, and cycling. I just completed my first century (100km) ride!


So many people have helped me get to where I am today. I want to do the same to you. If you have questions about programming, entrepreneurship, app design/development, college admission, studying in the US, email me! I am more than happy to help you out.

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