6 reasons why i love being a software engineer

6 reasons why i love being a software engineer

*slurp* mmm, that’s some good sh*t Hey, everyone! What’s happening? You might be thinking, “Wow! Mayuko, you’re gonna make a whole YouTube channel out of this thing?” Why? Yes, I am. You may have heard from me already that I went to Vidcon a couple weeks ago with some really good friends And I left feeling so motivated and inspired and empowered. I met creators that I admired for a long time, got to go to panels and parties and Overall just had such a great time at Vidcon! And I think the main thing that I took away from Vidcon was that there’s room on the internet for everyone, including you and me. So that’s partly one of the reasons why I decided to make a YouTube channel The other thing is that I’m really empowered by people like Simone Giertz and Physics Girl and the impact that they have on young women to pursue careers and an interest in technology in science And if I could have that kind of impact on just one person, I think that would be SO cool. I’ve been working in tech for about three years now at two different companies And so I thought I’d share with you today six reasons why I love being a software engineer. Number one: innovation is everywhere, and it’s really cool. I live in Silicon Valley, so I literally live in the middle of the Tech hub. Living in the middle of Silicon Valley and being able to experience how quickly the innovation is going and how quickly new things are coming out is really inspiring. Number two: I think one of the best things about software engineering is that you can apply your skills to anything. For instance you can make health apps that monitor the blood sugar levels of patients Or you can make educational apps that help teachers organize their coursework more easily. Or you can even make code that gets sent up into space! *pop* That is so cool So this actually has a lot to do with why I went into software engineering as a career and studied computer science to begin with. I didn’t really know what exactly what industry that I wanted to go into, but I did want to have the freedom to be able to choose throughout my whole career and not limit myself. Number three is: collaboration Working in tech actually means that you get to work with so many different kinds of people. On the daily I get to work with: A product manager who decides what we work on and why it’s important A designers who decides “How is it going to look and how is it going to feel when a user is working on it?” of course other software engineers who I’m working with and solving these problems with as I’m building. And also I get the opportunity to work with data scientists, marketing people, support people It’s just so cool to be able to work with so many different kinds of people who think in such different ways And to be able to create a product together that you can deliver out into the world. Number four is: problem-solving So coding is really just problem-solving. So you have a problem in front of you Which is usually “how do I build this thing?” and then you make the code and you problem-solve through that to build that thing. And one of my favorite things about software engineering is that you can spend a lot of time researching the problem trying out different things talking about it with other people and the next thing you know you have a solution to the problem that you’re working on and sometimes it takes thirty minutes, sometimes it takes three days, sometimes it takes a whole month And thats not to say that creativity isn’t involved in the job because it so is! because problem-solving is not just a matter of doing formulas and equations and stuff but it’s really thinking creatively about how to solve the problem that’s right in front of you. Number five is that you’re always learning! so this actually refers back to number one which is about innovation Because innovation is literally just about kind of the invention of new stuff all the time, it kind of goes along with Your job as a software engineer because there’s always new stuff coming out. Whether it be a new programming language or a new framework Or a new architecture and so having this skill of being able to adapt to new things is really important And that’s something that companies often look for. But in my opinion, It’s always fun to be in an area where new things are coming out all the time Because then there’s always something new to learn and grab and add to your skill set. Okay So my last and final reason why I love being a software engineer is probably my most favorite. Number six is impact. So because of the nature of code and electronics and computers and stuff your code can be on an *???* infinite number of devices all around the world and and usually if you’re building an app or something you’re at least going to reach thousands, ten thousands, hundred thousands, sometimes millions of people And it’s really cool to know that what you’re building is affecting so many people out there And if you have the chance to meet the people who you’re writing these apps for Then it’s an amazing feeling when someone tells you: hey, your app has made my life so much easier And the other side is that you don’t just have an impact on the people that you’re writing code for But you also have an impact on your peers around you. It’s really awesome to help each other grow As you build something really cool. So that concludes the six reasons why I love working as a software engineer It’s a really rewarding career And I’ve been loving it so far and if you have any other career related questions for me about being a software engineer or being a woman in tech Or anything at all! Let me know. I would love to answer them I hope this video is helpful, and I’ll see you next time. Have a good day!!!


  1. Amit Ezuthachan says:

    Japanese babe ???

  2. Nadja gallardo says:

    Do you need to be good in maths? Do you generally need it?

  3. Tan_Galou says:


  4. Rosemarie Penarejo says:

    I like your channel! And I think this will help me a lot to be more familiar with the course that I'll be taking soon. 🙂

  5. 影山榮一 says:

    always some drinking.

  6. soy sareth says:

    i like anything for you share

  7. Caren Divinagracia says:

    I really like you Mayuko! I love watching your videos, 'cause most of them are inner booster for us young women software engineers ?

  8. keb gc says:

    Can you love me too

  9. Naomi M says:

    Im interested in becoming a software engineer but wondered if this is something I can do from home?

  10. Giuseppe Alma Lanna says:

    I am Brazilian and I like your channel hahahahah

  11. Nethu Wijendra says:

    My ambition is to be a software engineer. But some time ithink "I can't do it ". But this things help me to go my streat Walk alone.

  12. samyak nagori says:

    I am business student , I am here just to see here and listen here.
    Any one with me.

  13. Vevo Lyrics says:

    Wow we almost the same are we soul mate?

  14. froilan anthony says:

    Ur pretty software engineer . I like softwares

  15. ruby rein says:

    Sorry for asking…but what's the average salary of being a computer engineer?per year

  16. Michael Lee says:

    Once I started codding, I really started valuing my time. Because before I just wasted all my time. And now I'm building a life for myself.
    Even though I don't have as much free time, as before…

  17. stong Mendoza says:

    gracias por los consejos y las recomendaciones

  18. OreO says:

    i havent watched this but i bet it's the hot guys. is it the hot guys?

  19. RapidKill says:

    Because you eat, eat, eat and eat

  20. Lone Wolf says:

    1:24 " You can do anything "
    Most inspiring.

  21. hamza asli says:

    What a bad chance. I have to learn english before learn programming because when people were learning english, i was learning french .

  22. Moshiko_AZ says:

    what keep you motivated to learn code and work with it ?

  23. Jer Carlo Catallo says:

    the reason why i will become a software engineer

  24. Saqib Abdul says:

    Are you on GitHub or other similar platforms??

  25. Syed ahemed Buhary says:

    Im a php developer frm india.. But im not getting job .. Waiting for job more than 6 months.. Now searching in uae.. So now im learning python also.. Guide me or give some ideas to shine like others

  26. Алек Сневар says:

    Chinese here, chinese there, chinese everywhere…forza razzismo!

  27. I says:

    So rare to have a pretty girl in CS

  28. XinRong Liao says:


  29. Rujo Onye says:

    Crap I see the ring

  30. Teru Trying says:

    Wow thank you so much ? this was helpful. Very helpful?

    Actually is it possible to do animation (not as a career) when learning computer science?? or software engineer??

  31. Joseph Benedict says:

    damn, cool lofi beats throughout the video!

  32. Artillerist X Duelist says:

    I'll be honest that I am a Software Engineering student. However, I feel like switching to Multimedia Arts, Animation or Game Development course. But my parents wouldn't allow that. I'm trying to find more inspiration and motivation to keep up being a Software Engineering student.

    But yes, programming is being so helpful these days and like what you've mentioned, apps that will help people. But my heart is kinda not into it.

  33. Elan Yutuc says:

    the first clip made me laugh hahahaha

  34. Samara Tiemi Borges says:

    I agree with u! All this are reasons to work tech, but I think the most important is the impact, there are little areas where it is possible impact so many people! I am loving your videos ?

  35. Azo Devil says:

    Appartment tour?

  36. Qing Lee says:

    if you care about your hair counts, don't be a software engineer. look those bald.

  37. Tiến Hoàng says:

    sister of Maruko ?? haha

  38. Achan Poe says:

    Inspiring, AUTO SUBS THIS!

  39. jun taka says:

    This video is perfect for a job interview.

  40. syaifudin latief says:

    hey, your app has made my life so much easier

  41. Sareda Rizzo says:

    Did you have strict parents?

  42. Steven Song says:

    #2 and #3 are my favorites. I have various interests; film, sports, tech, music, politics, and etc. Plus, I like interacting with people, and build camaraderie. Insightful video. Ms. Inoue.

  43. Eng Riad Almadani says:


  44. GWSN Groo: Crystal - Eternally Support All says:

    Hi. I found this video really inspiring. I'm currently going to start university and found this video. The career of software engineer seems interesting. I'm curious. How did you first started out as a software engineer? I'm really curious on how to start that. Thank you in advance. ?

  45. Drumpf Cosby says:

    As a half-Japanese myself, it's so weird to hear you pronounce your name "ma-YU-ko" instead of "MA-yu-ko"

  46. Francisco Fonseca says:

    Hi! Wanted to ask a question about engineering… thing is that I'm already 24 years old and I'm from argentina, I'd like to apply for a program or community college or something to be able to get a study visa in the US (San Jose). Do you think it's good idea or better pursuing something else?

  47. Elaine Kim says:

    Where would you recommend someone to start if they want to get into the industry? Where and what to study?

  48. Be YOURSELF says:

    my self Imran Khan and I want to talk with you I am also doing software engineering…

  49. Clara C says:

    If I finished study software engineering can I know which industry should I go, and give a couple of examples in the company which are suitable for me cuz I have no idea what career should I choose ?

  50. Marvin G. says:

    2 days playing Mayuko's Video… very informative and great content, and the voice is so refreshing to my ears, the face value is so addictive… 🙂

  51. alejo says:

    ¡muchas gracias saludos desde colombia!



  53. chingzi chor says:

    thank u~so inspiring,I am majoring in cs too!

  54. Jason Lee says:

    subscribe without thinking twice! Innovation, always learning, cooperation, problem solving, impact are quite important for a successful software engineer. Really a nice sum up

  55. Pt Trupt says:

    Hii Mayuko, I just show your video and I feel so much inspired from you. I always wanted to be a tech guy. 
    I am totally new entered.

    so can you tell me how start I carrier into become a software engineer?

  56. Code Source Security says:

    I love you but coffee it's not "shit" and we have to thank god about this Grace I know you don't mean it but don't let the Culture of the country change your principles and keep up doing the great work I benefited a lot from you peace <3

  57. Juan Yanquerlin Santos Castillo says:

    what book you recomend to become software engineer ?

  58. Héctor W. Vélez says:

    I'm an IT but I also happen to like software development… How can I embrace these two? Without losing my sanity…

  59. Ali Moalim Osman says:

    I'm a software engineer
    Your videos so cool and inspiring me really
    So thank for effort

  60. piyush dhiman says:

    Pta nhi mc mere bs ki ni h

  61. Andrea T. says:

    She is so positive and that light in her eyes!

  62. Schrodinger's Cat says:

    I find this fake.

  63. Yasmin says:

    can you become a software engineer with a major in Information Technology??

  64. Yvonne Shih says:

    Watching your videos is really inspiring. ?

  65. Boluwatife Akinlabi says:

    1. Who is a software engineer?
    2. What are the roles of a software?
    3.What do you need to know as a software engineer and how do you become a great software engineer?
    4. Do you need to be a professional programmer before you can become a software engineer?

  66. Rachida Aggoun says:

    I'm interested in this field but I don't want to learn Java. Is it necessary to know Java to become a software engineer?

  67. Midnight Austin says:

    Hard truth is that it's not really for everyone, if u think it's fun and so much interesting stuffs going on being a software engineer it is true for some people, but not for everyone, the fact that companues have foods prepare for them and also beverages, it's to make the engineers become dependable with the office or company that they are working for, you are just sitting down and doing ur computer stuffs with not so much interactions with one another, if you wanted to be super rich and have great experience in life go and join the sales department, man you will be getting alot of super important skills doing, plus if you are good you can become super known and ur life will be so much interesting and so much fun. Well i'm not saying don't go learn progamming, because progamming languages is important now because soon everybody need to be able to at least read or write a basic progamming, so it's better to learn it now make a time to learn about it at least 1 hour a day.

  68. Sarthak Gaba says:

    Thanks for the motivation!

  69. tutorial visual basic 2010 says:

    Mayuko, Maafkan aku yg mencintaimu ?

  70. Omer Basher says:

    Really valuable

  71. Omer Basher says:

    So can you tell me the best sections to study in the computer science???

  72. JERCO says:

    Im gonna be Studying information tech, Can i be a software engineer?

  73. abhishek lagad says:

    You way of giving information is so good keep doing it.

  74. dfaefa Martinez says:

    you will never know how to tap into the heart wisdom which is far more valuable and it's glorifying bye

  75. Kevin Cruz says:

    I love listening to you tell of your life!!

  76. free boy says:

    As an asian woman in the tech business, its great to see such a high achiever along side us. Well done!

  77. Simas media TLP 082111626166 says:

    thanks mayuko! ur this one video motivated so much ❤

  78. danish khawar says:

    Is object-c is essential to learn along swift or just go for swift?

  79. katelynn s says:

    i'm so inspired

  80. Akihisa YAMAGUCHI says:

    What kinds of systems do you make
    And what languages do you use mainly??

  81. 名古屋情報 JJ says:


  82. Kyrie Irving says:

    Your my inspiration in pursuing to be an software engineer.I hope you dont stop what you doing keep being an inspiration and some tips plss that could help people like me that pursuing to be like you

  83. abcd xx says:

    i was thinking your really gonna make a youtube channel on it

  84. Nexus Clarum says:

    23 seconds in I realized this was actually a video about the 6 ways women are making yet another field men love into one none would want to be a part of. Ugh…

  85. World Best TikTok— OFFICIAL says:

    You make me to study hard and become a software engineer

  86. World Best TikTok— OFFICIAL says:

    May you tell me what we need more to become a professional software engineer? ?

  87. ララランド says:

    Have you tried AtCoder? If so, please tell us your color!

  88. Letian Fang says:


  89. Kazuma Yagami says:

    Okay I've seen two software engineers on youtube already living in Silicon Valley. Is Silicon Valley the best place to work as a software engineer?

  90. YooBro says:

    You so beatiful

  91. Night Owl says:

    TecLead-esque opening

  92. ROY CHIA says:


  93. Roman Baca says:

    Not bad, but can you de-bug an ant hill?

  94. Ashraful Islam says:

    Thank you mayuko!I was confused about being a competative programmer or software engineer.Confusion solved n sotware engineering is confirmed.It would be really helpful if you suggest what programming languages should I learn for being a software engineer….?

  95. 2.0 Lyf Pop says:

    Coding is a great very lucrative career, but you really have to dedicate yourself to study and want to take things apart in one’s mind. This is kind of why people who are good at “math” are able to see the bigger picture. Coding is more logic based, however, still have to think mathematically to solve problems. I considered coding, but now I have changed paths and decided to stay within systems engineering or networking engineering as my next step in IT life. I am a IT Specialist by trade doing help desk all the way to desktop support. I would consider scripting which is coding but more of a systems engineering thing. To each is their own and I support whoever wants to be successful no matter how you do it or who you want to be ?

  96. Diego Gomes says:

    You're so pretty….

  97. Michael Shaleen says:

    Have you ever had a job before this career? Sounds like you're excited by everyday aspects of every career

  98. Misha says:

    Hi. Great video!
    Based on your list, it matches my interests, in wanting to learn and study S.E.
    Does it matter which degree is better to have in software engineering?
    I already have a BA in a different subject but am really thinking of a career in this industry. So, I have to further my education.
    Thank you for any advice.

  99. Nursin Mardinli says:

    Go girl
    I really loved the way you speak ♥️♥️♥️

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