Team photo. From left to right, bottom first row: Reo (Engineer), Sue (Design), Esther (Engineer); second row: Calvin (Engineer, Founding CTO), myself (COO), Brian (Engineer, Data); third top row: Simon (CEO), Derek (Marketing Operations), Rui (VP Product/Engineering), and Sean (VP Engineering/Architect). Jonathan, our summer marketing intern, didn’t make it that day for the photo.
I am writing to reflect on a piece that I wrote when beginning my work with CakeCodes, Inc. on my personal blog [link to my post on ArryinSeattle] back in June 2017. In that piece, I gave my readers an update on what was going on with some changes in my life at that time. Now that it has been about a month and a half later, I’m sharing with you five reflections on why this was the right thing for me.
READ THE FULL POST HERE.
First open mic comedy night. Yes. My first time taking the open mic at a comedy night. I was sooooooooooooo scared and nervous out of my mind. I decided to share those (funny, to me) stories of how I take fun of those challenging moments as a woman, and an Asian person. I can control my reactions. I can't control what other people say or do. Here it is:
I randomly applied to be one of three startup founders to take up the three open mic slots for that night. I didn't think I'd get it --- but then, Sunday, I found out I did. And the open mic night was that coming Thursday, August 10. ... I think it went okay for a first-timer. :)