NON-PROFIT & EDUCATION
Work: Business Intelligence Engineer, TenMarks Education (An Amazon Company)
Education: BA, Harvard University
Hometown: Cape Town, South Africa
Current Hinge City: San Francisco
Influence: 234 friends on Hinge
Your most embarrassing date moment?
I was once on my way to a date and my phone died literally as my thumb hesitated over the Lyft request button. I popped into a French bistro to give the brick a quick charge, and felt obligated to buy a beer for the friendly bartender's trouble. This led to a conversation with a curious gent one stool down. An hour and a half later, we were just nerding it up talking columnar DB storage and compression methodologies and deep into tasting most of the wines and beers on the menu. I felt really bad, but had no idea how to explain this to my date rationally, so I told her I mixed up the days. Obviously I didn't get a second chance.
What career accomplishment are you most proud of?
I try not to think about my career as a series of distinct steps, but rather in terms of my rate of cognitive improvement, and impact. Working for TenMarks and Amazon has been incredible - I learn from super-talented coworkers every day, and we impact millions of students through a freemium model that gets kids learning the tough bits of Math all over the US.
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