My Unicorn Quest at Shopify

Joey Devilla


After reading my article about Unicorn, Shopify's achievements system, people have asked me what my particular quest is. I've decided to go with a tough one -- one with these particular qualities:

  • It's incredibly important to the business
  • It serves a serious technical need
  • I have have a specific and hard-to-come-by set of skills suited to the task
  • Nobody else wants to do it.

"What is that quest?" you might ask. Simple:


Adapted from "This is Why I'll Never be an Adult" at Allie's blog, "Hyperbole and a Half".

[ This article also appears in Global Nerdy. ]