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For you, what's professional happiness?

Tailo Mateus Gonsalves
I'm also addicted to learning new things.
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James

Working on a project
... with a stack I enjoy
... that has a meaningful positive impact
... that has a clear direction and sensible management
... using the tools I prefer
... with decent monetary compensation
... with recognition of my accomplishments
... that doesn't detract from my personal life
... that constantly challenges me

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Ben Halpern
  • Enjoyable commute to work (or work from home with a good setup)
  • Predictable day where I get to work on projects that interest me
  • Building things which generally benefit the people that use them and society at large. Don't have to save the world, but the end-goal should be positive.
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Masaaki Hirano

When I feel I'm changing the world better with my code, that is awesome.
When I feel the code I wrote is totally meaningless to the world, that is awful.

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Pandita

Feeling like I'm making a positive impact not only in the "world" but also feeling that I'm a valuable asset to the team/company.

Being listened to and my ideas being used or considered make me extra happy.

Having a good enough salary that I can live my life nicely and still afford certain luxuries.

Doing things that interest me. I for one not only love front end development and design, I also enjoy making code more maintainable, documenting and fixing bugs in the back-end. I'm comfortable on both sides.

I'm a social butterfly and I love hanging out and having fun, so if my teammates also like having fun, it's a plus! A good workplace environment is always nice.

I hate long rides so, a work close to my home would be good.

Probably a place where there's a visible professional growth line for me, like in a game.

Small things.. :)

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Tomas Vorel

As a junior developer

-working with experienced colleagues who don't mind sharing their wisdom and don't mind me asking questions all the time
-working in a field/on a product I actually care about (makes things helluva lot easier)
-working with technologies I'm interested in
-having reasonable demands from the management but at the same time the work should be challenging
-being able to spend some time during work hours on learning new skills/technologies
-no stupid dress code
-having positive people in the team who enjoy what they do as much as me

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Nick Karnik • Edited

Teamwork and being able to channel our collective energy and skills to solve meaningful problems in a reasonable time.

Nothing brings me down quicker than peoples effort being wasted.

We need to be putting a dent in the universe.

This is actually a very thought-provoking question.

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Simon Wikstrand

Putting social aspects aside, I'd say the freedom to make choices in how I and my team approach a problem gives me great joy. Also, the problems should be challenging so that I am kept on the edge!

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Yaser Al-Najjar

Tackling the technical problems in seconds instead of hours 😁