Linkedin intro draft

andrewtsao  •  20 Sept 2023   •    

Three years ago, I was fired via a Zoom call from a job I loved. I’ve been fired before but this one in particular shook my world.

Until then, I didn’t even realize how much I had invested myself into it. And without it, I felt lost. I felt like a failure.

It was around the same time New York went into lockdown. The U.S. was seeing the highest unemployment rate since the Great Depression. And me?

There was a part of me that felt like I couldn’t breath. I was so scared of all the uncertainty. I felt like I was drowning.

Being stuck at home and finding a way to keep myself from spiraling downward, I looked for things to keep me busy and stumbled upon “no-code” or software development technology that allowed users to create applications with visual drag-and-drop interfaces instead of writing code.

I decided to build my first product. Then I build another one. Then I built 10 more.

During this process, I made my first dollar on the internet. I had amassed hundreds of users. But most importantly, for the first time, I felt truly confident to navigate a world and future that was only going to become increasingly digital.