Quick Intro 

 

Name: Carson Yan 

 

Position: .Net Developer 

 

With Synic Software since? July 2019

 

Where are you from? Originally from Hongkong and grew up in Vancouver.

 

 

 

 

what's one of your pet peeves?

 

My pet peeve is to always wipe the can of a soft drink or a beer or anything that is canned before drinking it. The reason I developed this pet peeve is because I read from an article that people died from off of cans contaminated by rat droppings.  p.s.: pet peeves are supposed to be irrational, right ?!

 

 

brown rat     Beer Can

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

What does a software developer do?

 

The typical day of work involves, depending on the stage of the project 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?

 

What I like the most about my job is the fact that it's never boring! There will always be challenges. and new things to learn. It's a never-ending cycle. There is always something new to learn.