Founder of HabitLab, where I help people reprogram themselves to achieve their goals. Former full-stack software engineer / lean startup experimenter / user researcher at Khan Academy.
I learned web development on my own and got a full-time position as a software engineer at Khan Academy in 5 months.
Super-detailed blogpost about my strategy and process here:
I designed and executed a series of lean experiments at Khan Academy to explore and assess risky/unproven product directions. These experiments helped the team avoid costly investments into product features that would have yielded low ROI, a mistake that too many companies make.
One such experiment, called the "Teams" experiment, is briefly described here:
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I am incredibly fortunate to have worked with Stephanie through the Duke chapter of Engineers Without Borders. Believing that engineering students like herself could effect change in the global community, Stephanie threw herself into EWB-Duke. She took on the role of project leader of Honduras, successfully preparing the team for an implementation trip summer 2009. On top of that, she was president of the EWB-Duke chapter. In order to successfully direct an organization composed of several different projects, Stephanie drew on her understanding of sustainable development to clearly define the mission of Engineers Without Borders. Stephanie is not above doing grunt work herself, as evidenced by her waking up on Saturday mornings for 8 AM surveying lessons to prepare for a site assessment in Bolivia. And despite her busy schedule, she found time to spearhead a fundraiser to help send an orphan in Uganda through secondary school. I truly admire her compassion and her dedication; Stephanie is bound to lead great endeavors in the future.