Hi! I’m Michelle Lim, and I live in NYC. I’m a founding software engineer at Warp and an angel investor. I also write essays on engineering, technocultural phenomena, and film. You can find me at Twitter, Linkedin, Github or email.

I joined Warp as the first engineer and currently, I’m steering our growth strategy. Some things I’ve done at Warp so far: I co-built our initial terminal product in Rust, planned and executed our launch out of stealth, and built our first cloud-enabled feature end-to-end in Rust and Golang.

I also invest in and support early-stage startups, specializing in engineer hiring, product-led growth, and technical design of the MVP.

I’m currently curious about the gut microbiome, video editing, privacy-preserving machine learning, and healthcare affordability. In my free time, I watch films and musicals with friends, and paint oil paintings. I’m interested in collaborating with people on projects and writing. You can email me at limxlmichelle@gmail.com.

Most popular posts

Sep 13, 2020
Stop 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, 2020
It's Not About the Stars My Yale Daily News essay about why milennials and I love horoscopes unironically.
Oct 24, 2019
Gold 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."

Recent posts

Nov 2, 2021
My First Film Festival My first experience attending a film festival, namely the New York Film Festival 2021.
Nov 2, 2021
Reviews 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, 2021
The 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.