Hi! I’m Michelle Lim, and I live in NYC. I’m the Growth Lead at Warp. Previously, I had joined Warp as its first software engineer. More on the transition here.

I also invest in and advise early-stage startups, specializing in growth. If you’re looking for an advisor, feel free to reach out!

In my free time, I like to write essays on engineering, society, and film. I enjoy watching films and musicals with friends, swimming, and Pilates. You can find me at Twitter, Linkedin, Github or email.

Popular posts

Sep 13, 2020
Stop just using “Frontend” or “Backend” to describe the Engineering you likeWhy the “frontend” vs “backend” engineering axis doesn't map well to engineers’ psychology. And how using just one division can lead to job mismatches, turnover, and even push some new grad engineers into product management.
Jan 23, 2020
It's Not About the StarsMy essay about why milennials and I love horoscopes unironically.
Oct 24, 2019
Gold RushI notice that the two main streets running through downtown San Francisco are Mission Street and Market Street. They run parallel to each other; they never intersect.

Recent posts

May 1, 2021
Federated Learning—a primerA quick introduction to the decentralized machine learning technology that's already changing the internet.
Mar 27, 2021
Speaking in Tales: conversing in Chinese means constantly alluding to folkloreThrough my favorite Chinese idioms, I illustrate how the language efficiently packs historical folklore into 4-character expressions and discuss the implications.
Dec 19, 2020
Marvel Studios: The Unwilling US Foreign Policy PunditMy essay describing how and why Marvel Studios delivers watered-down critiques on US Foreign Policy. It appears to condemn US foreign policy and yet undercuts every serious critique by attributing structural problems to individual faults.