As work and life blur more lines, it is now more important than ever to be aware of and identify burnout before it happens. But what do you do when it does? Identify your causes for burnout and discover 3 clear actions you can try to end your state of burnout.

My friends and colleagues know me as the budding software developer that blows away expectations and delivers impactful results. Within a year, I accelerated our team’s software delivery process with countless CI/CD pipelines, re-architected and migrated several on-premises workloads into Microsoft’s Azure Cloud, and trailblazed the architecture and implementation of cloud native applications. The cherry on top: I received a promotion in recognition of my accomplishments.

Although my accomplishments were recognized by respected peers and mentors early in my career, I always fall short of my own standards and expectations.


A short tale of my thoughts and experiences from Collision 2019 in Toronto

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Collision is the fastest-growing tech conference in North America and was recently held in Toronto for the first time with over 25,000 attendees from 125 countries. At such a scale, it was wonderful to see the diversity and inclusiveness, especially when 45.7% of attendees were female and from several positions! This conference also brought the conversations revolving around tech and entrepreneurship from well-known individuals (or celebrities), like Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Timbaland, Steve Aoki, Akon, and more. It was a great experience absorbing the variety of perspectives from speakers that highlighted their thoughts and experiences in their respective…


Useful realizations and thoughts about our experience.

We won 1st place out of 23 teams, with over 200+ participants at CalgaryHacks 2018.

When I said it was our first 24-hour hackathon, I’m sorry, I lied. Two of the total five team members (myself included) had previously participated in CalgaryHacks 2017. We had a great idea. However, we had an overambitious solution, we were experimenting with unfamiliar technology, and we had huge scope creep, which destroyed our team’s morale and our project unfortunately never saw the light of day. We learned a lot from this experience and wanted to redeem ourselves in CalgaryHacks 2018.

So how did we…


Tips I would tell myself if I could go back in time.

Congratulations! Your endless nights of revising your resume and rehearsing interview questions have finally lead you to secure your first steps in your career. Let out a huge sigh of relief and be proud of your accomplishments!

As your first day is rapidly approaching, some of you may now be wondering,

“How can I maximize my learning opportunities?”

Don’t be afraid to succeed

Stepping into the industry, you may realize that you seriously lack business knowledge and tooling. Being at the bottom of the knowledge totem pole may make you feel incompetent, which can increase your self-doubt and maybe even your frustration. It is completely…


Why am I starting a blog?

“Hello, World!” is often the output of the very first computer program people write when they learn a new programming language.

Those who know me are very familiar to the fact that I am a very private person. Those who know of me, but didn’t have the opportunity to know more, or simply don’t know me at all — I am indeed a very private person. I don’t really share my life on social media and as a result, I have been referred to as a “mystery man” several times. There are a few reasons I believe why people have this perception of me. Technology heavily influences our social interactions by enabling us to communicate and share just about anything and…

Jackie Luc

Software Developer @ Shopify // "Don't try to be like Jackie. There is only one Jackie. Study computers instead." - Jackie Chan

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