What's your role?
My role is to bring my previous experience as a full stack developer in various startups to Harled and use it to provide value to the company. As a junior to the Ruby on Rails ecosystem that Harled uses, it is also my role to thoroughly learn this tech stack to better understand and address issues that Harled faces in development.
What is the secret to realizing a successful software project?
Realistic goal setting with achievable milestones or sub tasks. Oftentimes a software project is just a large goal. A large goal can be broken down into smaller goals with even smaller goals infinitely. This is why setting realistic goals that are blocks of a larger goal or in this case a software project is the secret. Once all of the goals have been successfully met we can realize the project's successful completion.
What emerging technology or industry are you most interested in?
Up until very recently, I would have said Artificial Intelligence. I spent years at UBC learning about this subject from implementation on the technical side to the ethics of AI. Only two years later after working full time as a full stack dev, I would say a large part of my interest now lies in how to efficiently scale web applications. I love seeing an idea come to fruition, from conception to deployment, what is the most efficient and effective way to get ideas into production.
What's your word of the day?
Efficacy. The ability to produce a desired or intended result. Commonly used in measuring effectiveness.
- Ruby on Rails
- REST APIs