Xavier LV

Hi. My name is Xavier. I'm a software engineer living in NYC. I currently work at Codecademy and previously worked at startups like Venmo. I write about my experience in the software industry, happiness, and productivity.

Latest Posts

How to Stand Out as an Entry-Level Software Engineer

July 16, 2020

Starting your career as a software engineer can be challenging, especially if it’s your first job. I was there eight years ago, starting at…

Choosing Happiness

March 27, 2019

Happiness is often described as a fleeting, subjective feeling that we experience only if we get something or somewhere. An implicit…

The Meaning of a Code Craftsman

March 26, 2019

In Cal Newport’s Deep Work, the idea of craftsmanship is used as a point in favor of doing more deep, focused work in our lives. To do so…