Thoughts about Twitter Layoff

Thoughts from perspective of individual contributors: This is an old story. Wall St. banks always have such layoff practice. Every year, same day, same time, employees stay at home and wait to be called about their future fate. Sometimes it’s based off your own problems, bad performance. Sometimes, it’s merely based on a company strategy shift. When layoff happens, the least essential functions of the business get cut first. Commonly speaking, this might be the order: Human Resources, Marketing, Operations, Product Management & Design, Data Science and Analytics, Software Engineering, Sales.

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2022 H2 线下活动

近期参加的三次线下活动:

  • CIE (Chinese Institute of Engineers)举办的Annual Convention
  • 华大CEN (China Entrepreneur Network)举办的DWP (Dinner With Professionals)
  • 华大TBA (Technology and Business Association) 举办的Ace Your Resume

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Team Selection at Meta

Background: Unlike most tech companies that recruit candidates for specific teams, new employees at Meta need to join a bootcamp program. While finishing up many online trainings, random technical coding tasks, and setting up firmwide logistics, new employees are required to look out for new job openings from the company’s Jobs Tool similar to Linkedin’s jobs panel . Ideally, a new employee should find a team to join within 6 to 8 weeks to graduate from bootcamp.

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MLE Interview Prep

The Role of MLE The role definition of Machine Learning Engineer varies in different companies. Generally speaking, MLEs from a small to medium size company tend to work around MLOps, sometimes on a production model. They usually collaborate with Applied or Data Scientists in the begining of a new ML service, understanding the data and business needs to create a model. Once the model is formulated, the rest of work will be mostly carried by MLEs.

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