Tony in Bangalore

tony tam life's mission

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  • Founder of Impactful Engineer – The mission of is to empower engineers to build a lifelong and impactful career in the software industry.
  • Founder of San Francisco Badminton Group – 95+ intermediate/advanced players playing 5 times a week.
  • Engineering Productivity @ Splunk – helping software engineers at Splunk be more effective and more productive.
  • Owner of I Privé restaurant in Burlingame, CA – learning to run a small business and writing about being a restaurant owner
  • Amateur barista, latte art enthusiast, see my art pours
  • Writing Blog posts at

Some Of My Previous Blog Posts

Parenting | Running Every Paris Metro Stop | Working @ Yahoo for 16 years | Latte Art | Being An Engineer | Travel To Paris & Beyond | Restaurant Owner | Journey To 2,400 Push Up In 24 Hours

Chinese American

Born in Canton, China. I was raised in Hunan, China. I speak Mandarin and Cantonese fluently. I immigrated with my family to San Francisco when I was 10 years old, attended Presideo Middle School in SF, then to one of the best high schools in San Francisco, Lowell High and went to U.C. Berkeley for my bachelors in Computer Science, BA.


Professional Software Engineer

LinkedIn Profile:

Software engineer at Silicon Graphics from 1995 to 1999, Yahoo! from 1999 to 2016 and Splunk from 2016 to present.

Resume here

Founder of the original Yahoo vs Google badminton tournament in 2007

( became the Bay Area Corporate Badminton Challenge )

Badminton: Google vs. Yahoo

Badminton: Google vs. Yahoo

Badminton: Google vs Yahoo!

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