suzanne wang

November 07, 2019

I joined Stripe a full year ago. It was my first foray into full-time employment, which meant that there were many ways to stumble and many things to learn.

October 27, 2019

I spent last summer interning at the New York Times on the Interactive News Team. It's a really fantastic group of people who build tools for the newsroom.

July 10, 2019

It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends on not understanding it. —Upton Sinclair

April 19, 2018

The environment and inequality are closely intertwined. In Flint, Michigan, where thousands of residents were exposed to highly dangerous levels of lead, the majority of residents are black and many are low-income. Third grade reading scores in Flint have dropped by a startling 75% in the past year.

January 09, 2017

If you have a job that's computationally intensive, it wouldn't be a great idea to keep a user waiting; rather, it's best to do that in the background. Task queues are great tools that allow for async processing, outside of an HTTP request.

January 04, 2017

I'm currently on winter holiday in China, which gives me ample opportunity to get lost in a good book— at the moment, it's The Man Who Knew by Sebastian Mallaby, a riveting biography of Alan Greenspan.

April 07, 2016

My literary society hosts a Fireside Poetry event every semester— like an open mic, but for poetry. I used to never really care much for the form, preferring prose instead, but there's something so beautiful and captivating and sacred about listening to people read poetry aloud.

February 11, 2016

RecordRTC is a library that allows for client-side recording, using WebRTC. It's a fantastic tool (created and well-maintained by Muaz Khan) that I've been integrating into a project at the Media Lab.