Hey. I'm Tailai.

I'm a software developer, student leader, and change-maker.

Scroll down to get to know me :)

About Me

In case you were wondering... It's pronounced "Tie-Lie" and it originates from an old Chinese proverb.

I'm a 3B Computer Science and Business Administration Double Degree student at the University of Waterloo. I have a burning passion for technology and a desire to empower and impact my communities.

In my spare time, I love fitness, hiking, and the outdoors. I regularly attend and organize hackathons to meet inspiring people and develop cool stuff. I also compete in business case competitions with Wilfrid Laurier University's JDCC Team, where I learn about strategic management and different aspects of the organization.

For the next term, I'll be an iOS Software Intern at Tile, working on their new app architechture and AR features. I've previously interned as an iOS Engineer at the Sonova Innovation Lab and as a BTSS Analyst for the Production Engineering team at Questrade. I'm currently searching for SWE, Product Management, and Management Consulting internships for Winter & Summer 2023!


I write sometimes (poorly).

The Best Decision I've Made

Some lessons from taking my fitness seriously

May 20th, 2022

Glory to the Heroes

Some thoughts on war, the glorified waste of human life

Mar. 6th, 2022

To Continue to Dream

How I didn't realize that "To Continue" is the most important part

Dec. 31st, 2021

(In)justice, again

Why is anti-asian hate and rhetoric normalized?

Mar. 18th, 2021


Bringing people up and unlocking one's fullest potential

Oct. 16th, 2020

The Beginner's Guide to Online Hackathons

Tips and tricks from knowing a little about a lot

Jul. 11th, 2020


Society's failure and how running with Ahmaud Arbery charged me

May 28th, 2020

1A in CS/BBA

A reflection on everything and everyone that made my 1A term happen

Feb. 19th, 2020

The Mamba and Me

Remembering a legend and the sport that shaped my life

Feb. 14th, 2020

The Art of Shred

A brief recollection of my 5 years of journeys as a snowboarder

Jan. 3rd, 2020

Reading for Growth and Inspiration

What I learned about the world and myself through my month of literature and motivational quotes

Dec. 27th, 2019


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