My name is Eu-Jin Ooi. If you didn't make the connection before this website (Eu-J.in) is my name, and it seemed only natural to make the site about me. Ever since I was little I have loved trains and while that has found it's way into a lot of what I do, what really shaped me was my experiences in Boy Scouts, Venturing and Order of the Arrow. It gave me a chance to stay within my comfort zone at times but at others, excel beyond what I would have thought that I could do at the time. I try to keep what I have learned in scouts in my mind everyday. Below is a more detailed look into me by area.
I am currently studying computer engineering at the University of California, Riverside. Beyond the classroom, I have taken an active role in one of the professional developmenet organizations within the college, the Institue for Electrical and Electronics Engineers, serving as the student branch Chair in the 2011-2012 school year and the Webmaster in the 2012-2013 school year. I continue to be active in IEEE at UCR and have organized and help to organize 6 merit badge days for local Boy Scouts.
Prior to college, I atteneded Esperanza High School in Anaheim, CA and graduated in 2008.
I started my scouting career in Cub Scouts. I climbed through the ranks of Cub Scouts till it became time to become a Boy Scout. I joined Troop 99 in Yorba Linda, Ca, the oldest troop west of the Mississippi. Even as friends of mine decided to not continue with scouting, I continued on. I recieved my Eagle Scout on October 16, 2008.
In 2004, I was selected to become a member of the Order of the Arrow, Scouting's National Honor Society. In 2009, I was bestowed with the highest honor that can be recieved, that of the Vigil Honor, a symbol of unselfish service above and beyond the call of duty. I held various positions in the Order of the Arrow including Vice Chief of Indian Affairs, Treasurer, and Executive Vice Chief for the Modoc Chapter and Treasuer, Vice Chief of Service, and Vigil Chief for the Witava Lodge. As Vice Chief of Service, I pushed our lodge to serve, and we recieved the National Service Award, an award where only two are given in each region.
I have attended 2005 and 2010 National Scout Jamborees held at Fort A.P. Hill, Virgina, the 2007 World Scout Jamboree in Chelmsford, England, the 2009 National Order of the Arrow Conference in Indiana, and the 2011 World Scout Jamboree in Rinkaby, Sweden. I have been selected to participate in the National Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in the summer of 2013.
For a full listing of scouting positions held, events attended and awards received, visit Eu-J.info.
In July of 2011, I got a job as an Assistant Systems Administrator for the Electrical Engineering Department at the University of California, Riverside. I have completely redone the department website and am currently working on a team to make a web interface that controls access to doors in the engineering buildings. Of course, the standard I.T. support for members of the department is part of the job.
In the context of school, I participated in the 2012 IEEExtreme Programming Competition, with my team placing 210th in the world. The IEEExtreme programming competition is a 24 hour international programming competition.
I started taking photos with a digital camera around 2005. There was a website for train photos that I wanted to get my photos on. The challenging part is that they are rather selective. I kept trying and trying, asking for advice and trying to apply it to my photography. I now have 77 photos ( I haven't submitted in a while), with an average of about 4,300 views per photo, thats the 33rd highest of any photographer on the site (there are 5653 as I write this.) My most viewed photos rank at 563 and 634 out of almost 370,000 photos. You can see these images on Railpictures.net.My most viewed photo was published in the May 2009 issue of Railfan and Railroad From that, my photography has expanded to other areas of interest and I now have over 100,000 images. All of the images on this site are all my own.
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1 (714) 202-OOIE
1 (714) 202-6643