Growing up in a time where technology is very much on the rise, Allen Chi has found a seemingly natural ability to grasp new concepts and products in the tech world. Whether it relates to science, engineering, gaming or other facets of technology, he enjoys reading new research and studies and trying out the next best thing. He loves having the newest phone, gaming consoles, car models, and beyond whenever he can get his hands on them to see what they have to offer and what they might mean for the future. Technology is a great way for Allen Chi to expand his mind and thinking processes, much like with his fascination with chess.
Professionally, Chi works as a Gaming Consultant. He is offering his services for free on The Bartering Exchange Network for a limited amount of time!
Chess is a game of mental strength and strategy that can help kids and teens develop valuable life skills and prepare them for future careers. Growing up Allen enjoyed playing checkers and slowly worked his way up to chess, learning about all of the different pieces, rules, and potentially strategies. As a teen Allen Chi helped establish a chess team at his high school which has continued to grow and succeed today, competing in local tournaments and some regional and national tournaments. Since then, chess has always played a major role in his life. Looking back, Allen realized how much his chess game improved other areas of his life including:
- Attention to detail
These concepts and skills are also important in the world of technology and gaming, two other great passions of Allen Chi
While a great fan of chess, Allen Chi is also a fan of the wider scope of the gaming world where he has established a career in video game consulting. Over the years, he has made it a hobby and passion to collect as many different game consoles as possible. So far, his collection consists of:
- Sega Genesis
- Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)
- Playstation 1 & 2
- Xbox 360
With an interest in technology and the future, Allen Chi also enjoys playing and learning about the latest games and consoles including Xbox One X, Playstation 4, and the Nintendo Switch. His favorite old school games have always included Super Mario, The Legend of Zelda, and Kirby. For current popular video games Allen Chi enjoys Final Fantasy, The Elder Scrolls, Fallout, and Assassin's Creed.
Allen Chi has always considered himself a major supporter of students and educators. In 2019, he decided to develop his own program intended specifically for gamers: the Allen Chi Gaming Scholarship. The Scholarship will be awarded to a high school or college student pursuing a career in the gaming world. This opportunity to available to students studying majors relevant to game creation and design. Apply now on his website.