(Video) Parse Software Engineer Christine Yen Talks About “Hack Your Life” – Using Your Newfound Engineering Skills to Automate Everything!

Christine Yen, software engineer at Parse (Facebook), urges Hackbright Academy alum to use their newfound engineering skills to automate everything.

Watch the full Hackbright Academy Tuesday night tech talk on life hacking here:

Giving the tech talk is Christine Yen, a software engineer at Parse (acquired by Facebook last year). She talks about how to pimp out your git config, build customized widgets for your desktop, hook up crazy workflows to system hotkeys, and more. There will be a bit of bash scripting basics, and hopefully you’ll walk away with ideas on how to take the problem-solving skills you’ve developed and apply them to situations outside of work and your side projects. Not everything you code needs to be serious or monolithic – sprinkling a little bit of code here and there can make all sorts of magic happen.

About the speaker: Christine Yen works as a Software Engineer at Parse (Facebook). After starting a Y Combinator startup and working on consumer-facing problems across the stack at Aardvark and Google, she’s excited to be building something developers love. Christine is happiest when neck-deep in an interesting project. She graduated from MIT with a B.S. in Computer Science, tries to read a book a week, loves commas (and parentheticals), and is surprisingly crafty. Follow her on Twitter at @cyen.