The student handbook for the ETC students who entered in the program in August of 2021.
Born in Taiwan, Paulwei moved to the United States when he was two years old. He was raised bilingual and as such is fluent in both English and Mandarin Chinese. Having an interest in languages, He ended up learning six: English, Chinese, Spanish, Japanese, French and German.
Along with his interest in languages comes an innate interest in different cultures. He is a third culture kid and has moved to several different countries in different parts of his life.
Before coming to the ETC, Paulwei has worked in a university research laboratory, the world's largest blinds manufacturing company, a large video game publisher, a cell phone game developer, advertising in video games, and fitness equipment manufacturing. Each one of these positions has helped mold Paulwei into a competent programmer and leader.
Paulwei came to the ETC specifically because throughout his whole life there have been very few constants. One of them has been a desire to create awesome games and after just a few weeks here at the ETC, he is confident that he will be able to fulfill that desire.
During his second semester, Paulwei worked with the Free Library of Philadelphia to create an interactive attraction on the Microsoft Surface Table. On this project, he was lead programmer.
In the summer of 2010, Paulwei teamed up with a small group of ETC students to form Fathombrook Games. Fathombrook Games released its first game, Evacuation, in September 2010 on Xbox Live Indie Games. On the project, Paulwei was the producer, sound designer, and programming consultant.