What's your role?
I'm a co-op student from the University of Waterloo working as a Jr Full Stack Developer for eight months.
What is the secret to realizing a successful software project?
Adaptability. While having a solid plan is crucial to ensure a smooth development process, it's rare to have everything go exactly as written. Unexpected roadblocks or illnesses are sure to throw a wrench in even the most meticulously crafted plans, and if that happens, the team will have to adapt around those obstacles to find success.
What emerging technology or industry are you most interested in?
AI/ML. I think what we're already able to accomplish is incredible, and I'm super excited to see where it goes in just a few years. We can already generate lifelike images of things that never existed as well as make a cartoon character say whatever we type; what will we be able to accomplish in the future?
What's your word of the day?
Balance. Living a good life can be achieved by finding a balance between areas of life. Work/life balance and time spent studying vs time spent partying are two examples.
- Ruby on Rails