20: Midpoint Checkin: Max Allen

"Even the slower person in a pair may have something to add"

Show Notes

  • Remind us of your background? Econ/Math, Investment Banking, Mayor's Office (Max's Origin Story here)

  • Take us through your junior phase. What did you find particularly challenging? I'm more of a top-down/big picture person - junior phase was bottom-up and fast paced which was challenging. Senior project allowed more room for creativity. The pacing was so fast I never really felt on top of it.

  • Senior Phase? Good experience working in teams (especially git flows)

  • Pair programming is a net positive: Driving at different speeds; Spelunker vs Librarian

  • Backend-first development and Learning to deal with Merge Conflicts❗

  • Tech Talk: ML.js - econometrics with Plot.ly and Jupyter Notebook

  • Professional Ambitions: Networking, realizing that large tech co's > startups

  • What are you building right now? Stackathon: Chess AI

  • Discussion on how to implement a Chess AI/bootstrap with Machine Learning

  • CodeWars for Testing?



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