Using Reflection Podcast - Open Ended Problems
This is my talk with Mark Weiss, host of the podcast Using Reflection, and a former coworker of mine at Wireless Generation (now Amplify). The interview was recorded way back in April 2018 when I was just launching The Local Maximum (remember the 10 episode goal??)
Listen and get the show notes as usingreflection.com
Show notes include links to all my related works and episodes, plus a full transcript!
From Mark Weiss:
Happy to announce a new episode of my podcast "Using Reflection," the podcast where engineers tell their stories! (Listen here: https://usngr.com/2H9jmjo) The last decade has seen a sea change in how we use machine learning, and Max Sklar has had a rare vantage point to watch the rise, having spent almost 8 years at Foursquare starting in 2011. He started before the term Machine Learning Engineer was a thing (!) and helped the company build on its innovative model combining gamification and location. More recently Max launched a podcast, "The Local Maximum," which mixes interviews with professionals, authors and thought leaders with Max's own opinion pieces. His goal is to join the dialogue of ideas and inspire others to do the same. Since the interview, Max has moved on and is some sense putting both strands together working on recommendation for the podcast app Luminary Media. This is a fun and insightful conversation, full of front-row insight and buoyed by Max's enthusiasm for open-ended problems in ML, and in life beyond the screen. Enjoy!
About Using Reflection
Using Reflection is a podcast where Mark Weiss talks to engineers about what they’ve learned in their careers. The podcast is of interest to me for several reasons. First of all, it was great to participate in it and share my story. But it’s also a place to learn from others with varying perspectives, and I’d like to have Mark on The Local Maximum soon to - among other things - learn about interviewing engineers.
One to check out it Mark’s conversation with the first person who hired me - Aaron Boyd. I particularly enjoyed his insights into working productively with engineers and designers who have different ways of looking at things.