When Software engineering becomes a game

4 min readNov 19, 2023

From a Dota gamer’s perspective

A monthly 1:1

“What did you do over last weekend?” I asked a developer in my team.

“Play game,” he said.

“What kind of game” I asked.

“switch, some RPG, or Dota,” he said.

“I am an old gamer, I played Dota too,” I said.

“do you find something in common when we play Dota and do software engineering?” I asked.




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