Apr 19, 2022
Hello! I’m Mike Chen, software engineer, father, and recovering Big Tech company employee.
I’m currently the CTO and co-founder of Motivo, a mental health startup working to increase the accessibility and quality of training for mental health professionals.
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How to ask questions as a new engineer
3 tips for asking for help that will make mentors love working with you
Apr 19, 2022
A year of parenthood
Mar 12, 2022
From internet lurker to content creator: 3 mindset shifts that helped me overcome my fear of publishing
Oct 24, 2021
Not all jobs are created equal
Oct 17, 2021
The two most lucrative skills in the tech industry
You're in the game already, why not play to win?
Oct 14, 2021
Productivity as fantasy
My learnings about the limits of productivity and time management
Oct 9, 2021
Blameless postmortems and personal problems
How to use the tech industry’s greatest contribution to corporate culture to fix your bad habits
Sep 18, 2021
My struggle with perfectionism, i.e. how to publish a blog post once every 3 years.
Aug 31, 2021
Building empathy as a software developer
Tips on mastering one of the most underrated soft skills you need to succeed in your career
Nov 17, 2018
4 tips for increasing your programming productivity
Tips and tricks on how to maximize your productivity and to be as efficient as you can be
Dec 11, 2015