Saturday, March 22, 2014

Rare self-bragging post

I was a major part of a team that took Honorable Mention in a 2-day "Hacakthon" at Amazon this week.  It required us to come up with an idea to improve customer service (which was from someone else on our team), and implement a working prototype of it (which I did a bulk of), and prepare a 3 minute presentation.  Ours was one of 33 ideas selected for the competition, and 25 presented, some from teams with as many as a dozen people.

It wowed the judges, which was a collection of senior Amazon execs and engineers.

It was good to be reminded that I can "hang" with these other very smart engineers and am capable of delivering something impressive, since the world can so often say the opposite.
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