- Bachelor of Computer Science student at the University of British Columbia
- Spent 4 months at Hootsuite (September – December 2017)
- Joined the DataTech team
- Worked in Scala and Python on Hootsuite’s data infrastructure
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- Tracked down missing events in our event pipeline
- Refactored our event enricher to increase stability
- Integrated new objects and fields from SFDC into our data infrastructure
- Helped plan infrastructure needs for using machine learning
- Wrote a blog post about supporting machine learning in production
My time at Hootsuite has been eye-opening to say the least. I walked in these doors back in September never having worked in a tech company before or having been on a development team outside of school. Pushing to production in that first week felt like a lot. And it was. But with a phenomenal mentor and co-op network to support me, I quickly found my feet and loved every minute of it.
It was an opportunity that gave me a glimpse behind the curtain of what actually makes a successful tech company tick (there’s a lot more going on than you may realize at first). I also got the chance to touch a ton of new technology, learn about high-level architectural trade-offs and work on my dev skills in a collaborative environment. Feeling like a contributing member of the team rather than someone simply there for training made a ton of difference for me in terms of what I was able to learn and take away. That environment is something I saw not only on my team but across the whole company.