About

I'm passionate about designing cities for people.

Some stuff I've done: mapped over 100 street vendors in Vietnam, was the first UX hire at Zipcar, wrote for Dwell, worked with the City of New Orleans post-Katrina, studied architecture + urban planning at MIT. In 2014, I moved from Cambridge, Massachusetts to San Francisco for a fellowship at Code for America, to work on technology for the public sector.

By day, I'm currently a cofounder at Remix, designing products to help local governments build more livable cities -- starting with transportation. By night, you can find me riding my bike, painting, cooking, flowing through a few vinyasas, or playing on the internet.

tchu88 [at] gmail [dot] com
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Past Speaking Engagements

  • Evolving Enterprise @ GGV Capital (San Francisco, 3/2018)
  • Adobe MAX, Design Entrepreneurship Panel (Las Vegas, 10/2017)
  • UITP (Union Internationale des Transports Publics) "Mode-blind transit networks" (Kortrijk, Belgium, 10/2017)
  • Helsinki Design Week, DesignCommons Speaker (Helsinki, Finland, 9/2017)
  • SPUR, Drinks and Discourse: Young Urbanist Series (San Francisco, 4/2017)
  • Women in Urbanism @ Remix Inaugural Event: "Upward Mobility" (San Francisco, 4/2017)
  • California Association of Councils of Government Regional Leadership Forum (Monterey CA, 3/2017)
  • Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum "Designing with data for planners" (NYC, 2/2017)
  • Designer Fund: Source "Designing with Complex Constraints" (Saratoga CA, 2/2017)
  • Stanford University: Defining Smart Cities Seminar (Palo Alto CA, 11/2016)
  • Rail~volution "Making the Case for Transit" (Oakland, 10/2016)
  • APTA Annual "Title VI and Social Equity in Transit" (Los Angeles, 9/2016)
  • New York Times Cities for Tomorrow Conference: City Visions (NYC, 7/2016)
  • Canadian Urban Transit Association: Dynamic Routing (Halifax, Nova Scotia, 5/2016)
  • APTA Annual "Integrated Mobility, Transformative Tech" (San Francisco, 10/2015)
  • Taco Tuesdays: A Product Design Talk Series at thoughtbot (San Francisco, 9/2015)
  • Transport Chicago​ (Chicago, 6/2015)
  • APTA Bus Conference "Emerging Technology"​ (Fort Worth, 5/2015)
  • SXSW "Designing Tools for Designing Cities"​ (Austin, 3/2015)
  • The World Bank, Transforming Transportation (DC, 1/2015)
  • UNDP “Mapping Informal Economies Workshop” (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 11/2014)
  • NACTO “Public Engagement” (San Francisco, 10/2014)
  • Code for America Summit (San Francisco, 9/2014)
  • Poynter News Literacy Summit (Chicago, 9/2014) 
  • BlendConf (Charlotte, 9/2014)
  • Knight School of Communication, Guest Lecturer (Charlotte, 9/2014)
  • Civic Design Camp, "Sketching the User Experience" (San Francisco, 4/2014)
  • World IA Day (Charlotte, 2/2014)
  • Al Jazeera America "The Stream"​ guest appearance (11/2013)
  • MIT Sustainability Summit (Cambridge, 4/2012)
  • Idea Mill (Holyoke, MA, 11/2011)

Awards + Recognition

  • Forbes 30 Under 30: Enterprise Technology (2017)
  • Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum "By the People: Designing a Better America" (2017)
  • LinkedIn Next Wave 2016: Government
  • Smart Transit Innovation Award 2016
  • Curbed Young Guns 2016
  • Designer Fund Guild Member
  • GovTech 100: Next Wave of Civic Innovation
  • Code for America Technology Award: Citygram (10/2015)
  • Smart City Startups 2015 Winner, Urban.us (Miami, 4/2015)
  • Y Combinator Demo Day (Mountain View CA, 3/2015)
  • Bay Area GovTech Showcase (San Francisco, 12/2014)
  • Google Personal Democracy Fellowship (New York, 6/2014)
  • Code for America Fellowship (Charlotte, 2014)
  • Awesome Foundation Grant, Boston Chapter (Boston, 7/2012)