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

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Kaggle’s 5 remote-first tips for new WFHers

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This post was originally published on DEV. My teammate Victor Mota and I wrote it together. You can check out his blog here. Kaggle is a unique team at Google. Unlike the vast majority of Google teams, our team is fully remote-first and distributed in offices (Google and home) across North America and Australia. When the spread of COVID-19 led to mandates to work from home (WFH), my coworker Victor and I saw an opportunity to share insights from our team to help others across Google adapt. Keep Reading...

Productive transparency in online communities: Inspiration from trains and IKEA

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The Japanese train system is famously fast, clean, friendly, and efficient. On the drive home from my first day back at Google I was reminded of why as I listened to the 99% Invisible podcast episode “Wait wait … tell me!”. I’ll give you the tl;dr summary of the story and explain some connections I made to product development for online communities that got me so in my head I missed my exit for the 405. Keep Reading...

My Year in Review, 2019

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This is my own year-in-review. What started as a dumb tweet has become a blog post because I’m between jobs. Enjoy! My 2019: 📽️ Film - Society (1989) 🎶 Song - Sandwich, Marco Minnemann (2016) 💽 Record - In the Court of the Crimson King (50th anniversary) King Crimson (2019) 📚 Book - Our Mathematical Universe, Max Tegmark (2014) 🎮 Game - Untitled Goose (2019) 🎙️ Podcast - SYSK (2008-2019) Keep Reading...