GivEnergy software engineer, Mickey

A day in the life of a GivEnergy software engineer

What’s a day like for a GivEnergy software engineer? We sat down with one of our longest-serving dev team members, GivEnergy stalwart Mickey Wang, to get an idea into his day-to-day life.

Let’s uncover a little, about the world of Wang!


At the moment, I wake up at the same time as my puppy dog (Nunu).

07:30 – 09:00

I typically would start off my day with a coffee, and then whatever I have in for breakfast. I’m not really too picky when it comes to breakfast foods, it may be some cereal, or it could be some cold meat. Whatever I have in that I can use to sustain my body throughout the day.

At the moment, I’m walking to work a lot, so I’ll take a leisurely stroll in the sunshine through to the office. That’s obviously weather-dependent, if it’s not so nice I’ll jump in the car and drive down.

09:00 – 13:00

Typically, we start each day with a standup meeting, discussing what each team is doing and then ironing out a plan for the day. We’re doing lots of R&D right now, so it’s a lot of listening to feedback both internally and externally and then implementing it.

I’m focussing a lot on automations at the moment. Weather tracking, tariff automations and things like that. We want to build a bigger platform for the end user that’s easy and intuitive. Anyway, once the stand-up is finished and the plan for the day is set, we get to work. There’s lots of collaboration, and working out best practices.

“We want to build a bigger platform for the end user that’s easy and intuitive”


I try to bring in some nice, tasty food from home in the week. Mainly leftovers from what I’ve had for dinner the night before. If it’s a Friday I will probably go for a Wrights which I rate highly. Got to support local you know. I could have anything from there, we love the Wrights lady who visits the GivEnergy HQ in her van every day!

12:00 – 17:00

The afternoon is definitely determined by how successful the morning is. The work typically doesn’t change, it’s more about how much I’ve managed to do and if there were any problems we’ve had to troubleshoot. If the morning is bad, it may be a case of staying late to get the work done. Sometimes though, it can be useful to just call it a day, taking stock and coming back to a problem with fresh eyes in the morning.

17:30 – 23:00

Again, at the end of the day if it’s nice weather I’ll walk home. I’m very aware that I spend all day looking at a screen, so I try to do some exercise to keep my body and mind fresh. At the moment that’s going for a run. Then I come back and help my girlfriend prepare some dinner. It’s mainly all her, but I help out. Then it’s a mixture of doing some chores, taking the puppy for a walk and then doing some laundry. Once everything is done, I’ll hop online and play a game or two until I go to bed. I tend to go to sleep at around 11.

Guilty pleasure food

Favourite hobby: Gaming

Favourite film: Spiderman

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