★❤✰ Vicki Boykis ★❤✰

Looking back at two years at Automattic and Tumblr

SeaCoast Farewell, Ivan Aivazovsky

For the past two years, I’ve been building and breaking recommender systems at Wordpress.com and Tumblr. I’m starting a new adventure soon, but this scope of work has been the most meaningful and fun of my career so far, and I wanted to reflect on a few things I’m taking away.

The usual disclaimer in the age of context collapse and hyperbole apply: all of these takes are extremely personal and don’t necessarily generalize beyond you = (me - 2 years).

On Engineering and Machine Learning

On People, Culture, and Communication

On the joy of engineering