Product Manager at Viv Labs
I was born/grew up in: Oakville, Ontario, Canada
I now live in: San Jose, California, USA
I completed my training/education at: Western University
Describe what you do at work.
I try to understand users of software products, have empathy for their lives and what they are trying to accomplish. I use this understanding to invent features which can help them and solve their problems. I work with engineers to build software, and with designers who help improve the look and experience of the software. Sometimes I work with people who help test and research the usage of the software. I use math and science to build some features, including the Machine Learning and AI components which help robots to observe, learn and grow their skills.
When I was a student I enjoyed:
How does your job affect people’s lives?
I build software that people use every day to accomplish their life goals.
What motivates you in your career?
I like using and building new technology, and working with really smart people.
When I was a student, I would have described myself as someone who:
Describe your career path to this career.
I took lots of math courses, and computer science and engineering courses.
What activities do you like to do outside of work?
I like soccer, snowboarding, reading and traveling.
What advice or encouragement would you give others seeking a similar career?
Do your own homework, practice math by doing it over and over, believe in yourself and never stop learning.