what do software engineers actually do 🧐 // work day vlog // software engineer in Los Angeles


what do software engineers actually do 🧐 // work day vlog // software engineer in Los Angeles

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Hi everyone! Hope you enjoy this work day in my life! In this vlog I talk a little bit about what software engineers actually do! I hope you find it useful and as always, leave any comments or questions below πŸ™‚

✨ l i n k s t o m y s e t u p ✨
My standing desk: https://amzn.to/3h3DTXM
Apple charging stand for phone, watch, and airpods: https://amzn.to/3DNIAyP
Laptop Stand: https://amzn.to/2YvGovJ
my keyboard: https://amzn.to/2WPDEJd
my mouse: https://amzn.to/3n4b3KC
my mouse pad: https://amzn.to/3l0aRcC
my wrist guard: https://deltahub.io/?ref=_OfNgfDnOVl2A
new mechanical keyboard: https://vissles.com/products/v84-wireless-mechanical-keyboard-hot-swappable

✨ b e m y p a l ✨
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go look at my pretty pictures on unsplash: https://unsplash.com/@marselaaa

✨ a b o u t m e ✨
hi everyone! I’m Marsela! I’m a 24-year-old software engineer based in Los Angeles, California β˜€οΈ I make all sorts of videos, mainly related to being a software engineer, but I also dabble in fashion videos and cooking content (love what I eat in a day videos!). I’m super new to all of this, and appreciate your support, so thank you so much for watching 🀍

✨ t i m e s t a m p s ✨
00:00 intro
00:05 coffee
00:56 morning chat!
03:17 first half of work day
07:30 lunch break
08:45 second half of work day
14:05 recap
14:46 what software engineers actually do
17:14 how do i pick what i work on
19:45 what are my work hours
20:33 managing professional development
21:17 outro

✨ c o n t a c t m e ✨
for business inquires only: contactmarsela@gmail.com

✨ m u s i c c r e d s ✨
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✨ v i d e o t o p i c s ✨
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#softwareengineer #dayinthelife #dayinmylife #workdayinmylife #workweekinthelife #workweek #weekinthelife

✨ d i s c l a i m e r s ✨
FTC: Vissles gifted me the mechanical keyboard!
All opinions expressed in this video and all videos on this YouTube channel are solely my own, and do not express or reflect the views or opinions of my employer. In addition, they do not reflect the views or opinions of any of the brands / companies that I may mention.


  1. I honestly just got done responding to your reply of the comment i left on the other vid, closed youtube, open it back up and boom, new vid, awesome! πŸ˜€

  2. i was actually about to request a vlog going into the more swe side, guess i don’t have to wait for it πŸ™‚
    also omg, squid game, did you like it??
    loved the video sm <33

  3. Great video as always , love the vibe of all your videos. Always turn to your channel to put me into a motivated mindset! Best wishes😁

  4. i seriously love your videos! so nice to see someone doing something different for work .. super interesting thanks for sharing!

  5. Hi marsela, your monthly goal reset video was amazing for me because I had an idea about making a foto collage for comp. backround but i didn’t know where to start, you made it all clear and also your advices were perfectly inspiring ideas. Additionaly, I will share this video with my brother, because he is really into these comp-eng things. You are doing great whatever you do and I am sure he will agree with that.

  6. I am honesly watched only one video ,i have no word i subscrided .πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™good luck

  7. I love your videos! Im currently a sophomore and my major is cs. Did anyone ever not pass their classes? And if so, what did you do to improve?

  8. Marsela you are a hardworking by nature. I like u r videos too. You have having beauty with brain combination. πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸŒ·πŸŒ·πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ

  9. Hi Marsela, do you work with a QA engineer at your company or do you test the code yourself? Also, does a Business Analyst create the tickets to be worked on?

    Did you finish watching squid game? I didn’t like the ending πŸ™

  10. Great video.. Refactoring code can be fun… I refactored a code that was written by a JR developer which was 2098 lines and reduced it to just 292 lines and pushed it to production… half of code was redundant and repeated code logics… my suggestion to all junior developers out there work smarter.. not harder… do what marsela is doing put your ideas and thoughts in a paper… create a daily To Do list or task list, organize and structure your code/project… use the tools of the trade.. I personally use Notion.. you can use whatever you are comfortable with…another important thing is communication.. communicate with your managers/ team leader if you are stuck or not able to understand something or need help… and finally learn from your mistakes and keep making new once… just make sure the that the mistake is not crash the production server πŸ™‚

  11. Because people see only how software engineers fix some drinks. So impression is : a software engineer is a barista but paid higher.

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