[Day 412] What it is like to intern at Netflix

When I was interviewing with Netflix, I reached out to my friends to see if anyone has experience interning there. The universal reaction I got was:

“What? You’re interviewing with Netflix? I thought they didn’t have an internship program. They don’t even take recent graduates.”

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[Day 412] What it is like to intern at Netflix

[Day 282] The pressure of impressing new people

Some of the cool things that happened today:

  • Jeff Dean high-fived me! I was having a drink with Brennan Saeta at the TensorFlow after party when I looked up and realized that standing right next to me was Jeff Dean. “OMG that’s Jeff Dean,” I said, slightly freaking out. “I’m just going to act casual. No big deal.” Brennan laughed: “Would you like to say hi to him?” “Maaaybe.” SoBrennan introduced me to Jeff and Jeff thought that teaching a TensorFlow class was cool.
  • I guess my *new* best friend just got on the cover of Nature. Brett Kuprel was featured on the cover of Nature before he turned 25. PhD students these days (shaking head).

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[Day 282] The pressure of impressing new people

[Day 281] TensorFlow Dev Summit Tomorrow!

I’m half excited, half nervous about the TensorFlow Dev Summit tomorrow. I’m excited because it’s the first official TF event, and I will undoubtedly learn a lot. I’m nervous because I’ll be around strangers! S-T-R-A-N-G-E-R-S!!!!

Seriously, what do people do at an event like this? Do you approach to people? Do you maintain eye contact? What if nobody wants to talk to you? What if you accidentally come across as being creepy af? What if you want to take a nap?

TL;DR: If you’re at the event, please come say hi.

 

 

[Day 281] TensorFlow Dev Summit Tomorrow!

[Day 94] Best jokes from the Grotto – San Francisco’s got comedians

Today, Tucker and I went to “Good Times in the Grotto” and it was lit. In Tucker’s words, all the comedians “are surprisingly good for a free basement show.” It was down in the basement of a sports store in Mission. I knew I was going to love the place when I walked in and people smiled at me and the first person I talked me turned out to not work in tech. Score.

Below are some of the best jokes from the night. My memory is quite bad so I don’t remember all who said what. But the lineup includes Roman Leo, Hence Singleton, Morgan, Ben Lupinetti, William Lushbaugh, Ruby Gill, Nando Molina, Jazmyn Washington. If you try enough combinations, you’ll eventually get it right.

Here you go!

“When my girlfriend rides a bike it looks like she’s exercising but when I ride a bike it looks like I don’t own a car.”

“When I need encouragement I think of Ray Charles. He was a blind man who did heroin. Think about it for a second. If he could find the vein I can find a job.” – Nando Molina

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[Day 94] Best jokes from the Grotto – San Francisco’s got comedians

[Day 93] Who is the best professor in the world

Another of my answers on Quora went viral. It got 300k views and 10k upvotes in 3 days. My friends saw my answer and messaged me “congrats” and I was like: “why?” Are those upvotes going to improve my life in anyway? Can I brag about them on my resume or use them to buy foodstamp?

I like writing answers on Quora. It’s a nice feeling when somebody thanks you for your answer. It’s like, okay, I might suck at life but at least someone on the Internet finds me useful. I just don’t think I deserve any merit when one of my answers accidentally goes viral.

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[Day 93] Who is the best professor in the world

[Day 89] 10 people you meet riding BART in the Bay Area

The stoner: the guy who just hit a bong and reeks of liberalism and is probably on the wrong train.

The Oprah: the person who always runs into one friend or another on the train and decides that it’s the perfect time for a deep, soul searching, and revealing conversation.

The novice DJ: that one guy who doesn’t exactly have a refined taste in music but likes to play his music really loudly from his phone’s speaker.

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[Day 89] 10 people you meet riding BART in the Bay Area