About Supertype

Supertype begins life as a self-funded social initiative, started in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic as a platform to help talents graduating from the software and data science domains land valuable commercial opportunities. In support of that goal, Supertype runs a rigorous development program, along with producing its own set of internal development tools to help its members gain proficiency across the full cycle of AI engineering and software development. We retain our best talents from each cohort of the development programs, and put them on commercial projects led- and closely mentored by industry veterans and serial software entrepreneurs. Today, Supertype has year-long contracts with some of the world’s largest corporations, and the tools it authors are deployed in large enterprises across different industries. By combining a deep expertise in software engineering, mathematics / AI and consulting experience, it brings speed of execution from day one of the consultancy cycle.

Our work is trusted by:

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Leadership

Supertype is led by three-time software entrepreneur Samuel Chan, who also run Indonesia’s most acclaimed data science education center, providing training to more than 400 companies and institutions across Indonesia. He has built a Slack chatbot, a marketing technology SaaS, natural language AI toolkits, a counter-fraud software, and plenty of open source tools. In between building software teams, Samuel actively consult for companies in the mobile publishing and marketing analytics space, spending the last 11 years in Singapore, China, Japan and Indonesia for his work with gumi Inc (TYO:3903), DianDian (600634:SH), goGame SEGA (TYO: 6460) and Emtek (IDX: EMTK). Samuel is also an avid open source contributor, having ranked #1 in Indonesia on StackOverflow’s R and Python topics (top 2% worldwide) between 2017 and 2021 (80+ badges, 1.1+ million reach), and receive certification from RStudio (2019), Microsoft (2018), MongoDB (2014), John Hopkins University via Coursera (2017), Stanford University Online via Coursera (2016), UC San Diego via Coursera (2019) and a regular guest lecturer on the subject of machine learning, fraud detection, computer vision and software development.

Our People

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Nick Gibbons
Business Director

Nick is the co-founder at Creadits, a design subscription platform with 5 offices across 4 continents and count some of the world's largest advertisers as clients (Spotify, Udemy etc).

Nick installs client-centricity at the heart of the organization.

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Nayoko Wicaksono
Business Director

A serial entrepreneur with a decade of experience in building companies, angel investing, and advising startups in the Google Developer Group, Nayoko kickstarted the Plug and Play Accelerator in Indonesia in 2016 and later co-founded Algoritma, a data science school.

Nayoko brings business development expertise to the table and help scale Supertype's social mission.

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Samuel Chan
Engineer

Primary responsibility is to create a self-sustaining organization where engineers and data scientists are product owners.

Co-lead the ML (machine learning) engineering team on API micro-services, web app development and automation engineering.

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Vincentius Christopher Calvin
Engineer

A certified TensorFlow Developer and Apple Developer Academy scholarship recipient, Vincentius majors in Business Mathematics and leads the deep learning research team in Supertype, working on projects from computer vision to natural language processing. He has a penchant for developing user-centric products (2 apps on the App Store), and count several competitions (won 9th place on a regional competition by Shopee Code League 2021, and a finalist in Microsoft APAC Hackathon 2020) among his experience.

Outside of work, he routinely beats everyone else in rapid chess.

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Aurellia Christie
Data Scientist

A Business Mathematics major that specializes in Actuarial Mathematics, Aurellia is well versed in the application of rigorous mathematical models to seemingly complex problems in the risk and economic domains. She is a speaker in R-Ladies, an organization that promote gender diversity in the R community.

She works with Supertype's clients on data analysis and modeling scenarios.

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Gerald Bryan
Data Scientist

A Business Mathematics graduate and a Microsoft Certified Data Analyst associate, Gerald is competent with R-based and Python-based data science workflows, and frequently uses his adeptness in ML theory to help clients extract actionable insights from their data.

He works with Supertype's research team on topics ranging from text processing to time series and forecasting.

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Owenn Gimli
Engineer

Owenn majors in Business Mathematics, but his skill set goes well beyond that. Owenn is proficient in web-based software development, and is able to couple front-end frameworks (React) with back-end development frameworks (Django), taking a machine learning model from concept to production with ease.

Owenn works with the ML engineering team on API micro-services and development.

Our Philosophy

Supertype is deliberate about how it recruits, train and develop its people — and the environment around its people. We look for a very specific breed of product developers — those who gravitate towards challenges worth solving, who exhibit a natural appetite for self-development, who take pride in their craft, who are perpetual learners. We believe in a broad, lateral skill set. We don’t put ourselves in boxes (“Mobile UX designer”, or “Database developer”, or “Backend developer”), because people are so much more interesting that that. We don’t hire from a checklists. 

We take skill-mastery very seriously.

Key Values
  1. Take Ownership: Own your success and your failures. Take great pride in the work you do. Treat your customer’s products as your own.
  2. Take the Lead: Start the conversation and take initiatives whether at work or your personal development goals. Don’t be passive. Volunteer for opportunities. Initiate conversation on improving the organization.
  3. Take the Long-Term View: Never sacrifice long-term goals for short-term advantages. Treat relationships with clients and coworkers with a long term view. Nurture exceptional talents by investing in their education, and coach them with great patience and consistency.
  4. Bring Trust: Give autonomy and don’t set arbitrary deadlines. Give team mates the freedom to work where and when they want to, and trust them to get the job done. In a high-trust environment, disagreements are frequent and welcomed for the greater good.
  5. Bring Mastery: We don’t believe in arbitrary career levels, only mastery level. You are never done learning. You can always refactor. You build your reputation on pillars of deep mastery and proficiency, not on degrees or prestigious titles. Set extremely high bars for yourself, every time.
  6. Bring Integrity: Don’t do the safe thing; Do the right thing. Insist on a high moral standard. Never compromise.

Supertype is deliberate about how it recruits, train and develop its people — and the environment around its people. We look for a very specific breed of product developers — those who gravitate towards challenges worth solving, who exhibit a natural appetite for self-development, who take pride in their craft, who are perpetual learners. We believe in a broad, lateral skill set. We don’t put ourselves in boxes (“Mobile UX designer”, or “Database developer”, or “Backend developer”), because people are so much more interesting that that. We don’t hire from a checklists. 

We take skill-mastery very seriously.

Key Values
  1. Take Ownership: Own your success and your failures. Take great pride in the work you do. Treat your customer’s products as your own.
  2. Take the Lead: Start the conversation and take initiatives whether at work or your personal development goals. Don’t be passive. Volunteer for opportunities. Initiate conversation on improving the organization.
  3. Take the Long-Term View: Never sacrifice long-term goals for short-term advantages. Treat relationships with clients and coworkers with a long term view. Nurture exceptional talents by investing in their education, and coach them with great patience and consistency.
  4. Bring Trust: Give autonomy and don’t set arbitrary deadlines. Give team mates the freedom to work where and when they want to, and trust them to get the job done. In a high-trust environment, disagreements are frequent and welcomed for the greater good.
  5. Bring Mastery: We don’t believe in arbitrary career levels, only mastery level. You are never done learning. You can always refactor. You build your reputation on pillars of deep mastery and proficiency, not on degrees or prestigious titles. Set extremely high bars for yourself, every time.
  6. Bring Integrity: Don’t do the safe thing; Do the right thing. Insist on a high moral standard. Never compromise.