About three years ago, a student club welcomes the largest influx of new members in its entire
existence. It is considered as a milestone: it’s a de facto recognition that it’s becoming
prominent. By that time, its product covers over 40% of the student base and the club is the place
for future software engineers to go. The former president of the club publicly celebrated this, and
he was thinking about how the club can continue to move fast without any overhead of bureaucracy.
If you have read my blog post before, you know what had happened.
Beneath the promising sign of future prosperity, there were huge risks: the main product already hit
the upper bound of the user count; the engineering team was not well-trained by the former
president; more importantly, the codebase was in a hell state.
That club is called Computerization and that dumb former president was me.