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Product @ Kaggle. Community, data science, language, & weirdness.

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My Year in Review, 2020

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This is my second year-in-review post see my 2019 post. This year was much shittier than last year. That’s partly my fault and partly the fault of the pandemic, my bike getting stolen, etc. etc. So I think I spent most of this year in a “comfort zone” which was somewhat depressing and monotonous. There were some bright spots, though: I started my new (old) job back at Kaggle which has been good My husband and I took a lovely vacation to Hawaii right before the pandemic hit I started cooking a lot more and haven’t gotten totally sick of it yet I began doing something like mentoring semi-regularly I’ve improved a lot at disconnecting from work I’ve managed to socialize occasionally through things like horror movie club, playing Among Us, etc. Keep Reading...

How Kaggle makes GPUs accessible to 5 million data scientists

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This post was first published on NVIDIA’s developer blog on Oct 26th 2020 Engineers and designers at Kaggle work hard behind the scenes to make it easy for our 5 million data scientist users to focus on learning and improving their deep learning models instead of ML ops like environment setup and resource provisioning. Kaggle’s community comes to the platform to learn and apply their skills in machine learning competitions. Keep Reading...

Product management lessons learned through King Crimson lyrics

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Almost every musician I listen to carries influences of the progressive rock band King Crimson. For instance, my favorite musician Steven Wilson has put out entire albums that (to me) sounds like a King Crimson “project”. Including his debut solo album Grace for Drowning which featured several King Crimson members including Tony Levin. Today, I realized not only does King Crimson’s sound echo prodigiously within the discographies of my favorite artists, they’ve also had a thing or two to say about good (and bad) product management over the decades! Keep Reading...