Carson - From Psychology to Coding

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Carson - From Psychology to Coding

Meet Carson, one of our .NET developers. We've met him already, but we wanted to get to know him a little bit better.


Would you tell us a little bit about yourself?


My name is Carson Yan. I'm a .NET developer and I've been with Synic Software since July of 2019. I'm originally from Hong Kong, but I grew up here in Vancouver.


Do you have any weird habits? 

I always wipe the can of a soft drink or a beer or anything that is canned before drinking it. The reason I got into this habit is because I read in an article that people died from cans contaminated by rat droppings. You did say weird, right?!


How has your life been different from what you’d imagined?

Since Grade 9 in high school, I aspired to become a therapist.  I was interested in how the human brain operates, not only at the physiological level but also the cognitive aspects. More importantly, I wanted to help those in need who suffer from mental illnesses and disorders. Fast forward a couple of years, I began working at Microsoft in conjunction with progressing in my psychology degree. The repetitive exposure to hardware, software, as well as professionals in the technology sector,  had an inevitable impact. This affected my career decision and ultimately I chose the software industry over psychology. Now, I hope to help those in need by developing useful software!



What does a software developer do?


The typical day of work depends on the stage of the project we are working on. If it's the initial stage of the project, we usually look at the design documents. I come up with a good structure for foundation and build upon that. 



What do you love most about your job?


The fact that it's never boring! There are always challenges and new things to learn. It's a never-ending cycle.