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.
Sep 13, 2020Stop just using “Frontend” or “Backend” to describe the Engineering you like
Why 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, 2020It's Not About the Stars
My essay about why milennials and I love horoscopes unironically.
Oct 24, 2019Gold Rush
I 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.
Nov 2, 2021Reviews of selected films from the New York Film Festival 2021
My reviews of Joel Coen’s 'Tragedy of Macbeth', Joachim Trier’s 'The Worst Person in the World', Joan Campion’s 'The Power of the Dog', Rebecca Hall’s 'Passing', and Celine Sciamma’s 'Petite Maman'.
Oct 14, 2021The Loft
I live in a loft my housemates and I built from wooden boards. We built it because my Manhattan bedroom was too small. This is a photo-essay that walks you through the process.
Jun 26, 2021Into the Fediverse
Social media apps should share the same social graph by implementing ActivityPub