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

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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...

Reflections on Stack Overflow: Building Successful Communities

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Today is my last day at Stack Overflow. For most of this year, I was the lead product manager for their flagship product, public Q&A. In my last couple of weeks there, I spent some time reflecting on what I have learned and how my perspectives as a product leader matured. As someone deeply invested in building open developer communities, I continue to refine my opinions about how to approach building community-facing products. Keep Reading...

My Interview with Superlinguo: Linguists in Careers

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This is cross-posted from an interview I recently did with Superlinguo, a language and linguistics blog by Lauren Gawne, for her excellent linguists in careers series. From Lauren: A lot of tech people I know say “the best skill a programmer can have is knowing how to look up the right answer on Stack Exchange” It’s one of those websites that people use every day, but perhaps without thinking about how it gets built. Keep Reading...