After having a long employment history in retail and social research, I was interested in learning more about how a company was going to use AI/Machine Learning/Maths to change the retail world. Especially considering all the buzz around how things such as automation are increasingly having an impact on society.
I've been a part of developing our cross-functinal team and the best ways to help each other achieve our goals and have an impact on growing and evolving what Granify is doing.
I've learned more about what makes a tech team work well together and what the team can accomplish together when there is a clearly communicated objective. I've also learned more about software applications such as Github, Charles Proxy, and Figma.
The main thing is being fair to both my family and my work with how I spend my time. I make sure to as as efficient as possible at work during the day so I'm able to focus on my family in the evening. It is nice that there is the flexibility to get work done at home should I ever have to.
I once worked a temp job in a factory in Nisku. I spent nearly 12 hours a day grinding pipes destined for the oil field, work that I imagine now should be 100% automated. It was very different than being at a startup!