Derek Mei
My Internship at Nextgengolf
July 14, 2015

Since September of last year, I’ve been working as a web development intern for Nextgengolf, a local golf startup that connects millennial and college-aged golfers to the golfing scene across the United States. At Nextgengolf, I was given the opportunity to learn and develop both my interpersonal and technical skills. Additionally, I met some pretty amazing people, among some of the most dedicated and devoted people I’ve ever worked with.

Reflection on Charleston: Eliminating Racism from Relationships
June 21, 2015

These are some of the thoughts that have been biting at me for a while, but especially with the advent of the Charleston shooting suspect Dylann Roof and his motives coming to light, I thought this would be a ideal time to voice my adamant concerns regarding race in relationships.

Drive, Motivation, and Open Web
April 7, 2015

‚ÄĆOver the past year and a half, I’ve been constantly trying to find the single driver that will keep me motivated to work towards my goals each day. But after reading Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, I’ve learned why.

Being Mortal
February 16, 2015

A few years ago, I came across a Nickelback music video (stay with me here) that really made me think. It featured a main character who could see exactly how long others would live for, but was not able to tell when he would die.

My First Blog Post
February 10, 2015

My first blog post. When I was younger, I would fill dozens of black zebra-striped 100-page composition books with journal entries. Most of the journal entries were directed at things I did each day, but some were focused on deeper reflections and thoughts. With the rising advent of digital technology, I can now choose to publish my thoughts online, and share them with people across the world.