Russell Palmer

Product Manager
Viv Labs
Location Born
Location Now
Education Pathway



Outside of work I

I like soccer, snowboarding, reading and traveling.

Outside of work I
My career path is

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

My career path is
My advice to others

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

My advice to others


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

About me


I am motivated by

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

I am motivated by
How I affect people's livesI build software that people use every day to accomplish their life goals.
How I affect people's lives
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.

What I do at work
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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