Russell Palmer - Product Manager

Russell Palmer

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.

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