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Russell Palmer

Product Manager
Viv Labs
Russell Palmer | Product Manager
Russell Palmer | Product Manager
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Russell Palmer is a Product Manager for Viv Labs in California, USA.

About me

I was born/grew up in: Oakville, Ontario, Canada

I now live in: San Jose, California, USA

I completed my training/education at: Western University

What I do at work

I try to understand users of software products, have empathy for their lives and what they are trying to accomplish. I use this understanding to invent features which can help them and solve their problems. I work with engineers to build software, and with designers who help improve the look and experience of the software. Sometimes I work with people who help test and research the usage of the software. I use math and science to build some features, including the Machine Learning and AI components which help robots to observe, learn and grow their skills.

My career path is

I took lots of math courses, and computer science and engineering courses.

I am motivated by

I like using and building new technology, and working with really smart people.

How I affect peoples’ lives

I build software that people use every day to accomplish their life goals.

Outside of work I

I like soccer, snowboarding, reading and traveling.

My advice to others

Do your own homework, practice math by doing it over and over, believe in yourself and never stop learning.

When I was a student, I enjoyed:
  • Art
  • Business & Economics
  • Computer Science
  • Drama
  • Foreign Languages
  • Geography
  • History
  • Literature and English language arts
  • Math
  • Music
  • Native Studies/Languages
When I was a student, I would have described myself as someone who:
  • Brought People Together
  • Enjoyed doing things on my own
  • Liked helping people
  • Organized activities for my friends
  • Played on a sports team
  • Enjoyed working with my hands
  • Was motivated by success
  • Wanted to be in charge
  • Liked being given specific instructions
  • Liked being given free range to explore my ideas
  • Engaged in volunteer activities
  • Liked reading
  • Played video games

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