I grew up in Guangzhou, China. On the Internet I usually go by the name Joyee Cheung (Cantonese), though my name spelled in Mandarin is Qiuyi Zhang. My Chinese name is 张秋怡/張秋怡 - people usually just call me Joyee (either JOY-EE or JO-YEE or whatever you want).
I currently work on the compilers team at Igalia, an open source consultancy with a focus on Web engines. Before that I worked on the Node.js performance platform at Alibaba Cloud after graduating from Sun Yat-sen University with a bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering.
Over the past few years I have been contributing to Node.js and V8. I became a member of the Node.js Technical Steering Committee (previously Core Technical Committee) in 2017 and a V8 committer in 2019. I received Google Open Source Peer Bonus in 2019 for my work on V8.
- Cooking: It’s an on-and-off thing for me but it’s currently on.
- Learning new languages:
- My native language is Chinese (mostly Mandarin, some Cantonese, some Hakka).
- I have been using English since I started contributing to open source. I had picked up a lot of English before that from school and the Internet though.
- I have been learning Japanese and Korean for fun, and Spanish since I started working at Igalia.