Sangrak Choi ๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป

Explaining who I am simply is a challenge
ย Based in South Korea โ€ข ย CEO โ€ข ย kars@kargn.as โ€ข ย Book a meeting
About Me
I lead the company at OP.GG, constantly exploring various aspects of human behaviour, business complexities, and psychological dimensions.
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My Expertise

ย Coding & Product

Coding is the lifeblood of my existence. Starting at the age of 11, I crafted fan sites for StarCraft and Harry Potter. Before embarking on my university journey, I developed numerous web services related to various games, such as 'Nexus TK'(The Kingdom of the Winds in Korea), 'TalesWeaver', and 'MapleStory'. During my university days, I earned my keep through part-time website creation. My current enterprise, OP.GG, is also a product of my lifelong dedication to gaming-related services, a fact that fills me with immense pride.
In 2012, I began a project as a hobby that would eventually become OP.GG. The potential I saw in it was immense and by 2015, I knew it could be much more than just a pastime. In 2016, during my third year of university, I made the decision to leave my studies to focus fully on OP.GG. This decision marked the start of an exciting journey of growth and learning, transforming my hobby into a business that could reach a wider audience. This experience taught me that sometimes, unconventional paths can lead to the most rewarding outcomes. Today, I continue to apply this mindset in all aspects of my professional and personal life.

Entrepreneur

I'm a creator of IT products. My strength lies in ceaselessly navigating the intersection of technology and product, always striving towards launch. I take pleasure in tackling what others perceive as challenging. Throughout my life, I've been recognised for maintaining a user-centric perspective. However, without constant study, one's instincts can dull. Despite this, I remain passionate about new products, using hundreds each month and discovering dozens of new ones.

Leadership

As a CTO, I managed a team of 40 in the realms of development and data. As a CEO, I oversaw a company of up to 100 individuals, with over 20 managers directly reporting to me. I have personally conducted thousands of interviews, hiring hundreds of talented individuals. I've trained, promoted, and guided over 20 managers through successful projects. Despite a hiring success rate of less than 1.5%, based on CV submissions, I've always managed to attract the necessary talent by focusing on various aspects, including the company culture. Personally, I have a fondness for working in smaller teams (3-4 individuals).

Tech

I harbour extensive technical knowledge, particularly in computer programming languages. With over two decades of web programming experience, I am adept in various languages such as PHP, Java, Python, C++, C#, Objective-C, Swift, and Go. As a child, I was fascinated by hacking and reverse engineering, which fostered my enjoyment of understanding program principles, deconstructing them, and uncovering hidden secrets.

ย Design

Design is more than a pastime for me; I possess a keen eye for detail, able to detect the slightest discrepancies, whether they're misplaced pixels or typos.

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