I’m Wendy Liu, and I’m currently the CTO of Macromeasures, a data science startup that I co-founded after graduating from McGill University in 2014. In September 2017, I’ll be starting a one-year masters program on inequality at the London School of Economics and Political Science. It may seem like a strange about-turn, and in some ways it is, but in other ways it feels like the most rational and thoughtful decision I’ve made in a long time.

In case you’re wondering about the username: I have no affiliation with Dell Inc; “dellsystem” is an unfortunate consequence of a decision I made when I was 12, when I signed up for an account on phpbb.com so I could get support for my phpBB installation. Since I was using a Dell computer at the time, “dellsystem” seemed like a reasonable choice for what I thought would be a throwaway account. I was wrong about the throwaway part, as the phpBB community turned out to be a gateway drug for open source software and programming in general. I have since come to terms with the username “dellsystem” and will even answer to “dell”.

This website is primarily a place to showcase my art, my code, and my words. I also maintain a list of the complete works of David Foster Wallace. If you want to get in touch, find me on Twitter @dellsystem, or check out my about page for other contact options. You should also add me on Goodreads!