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Meet Richard Tom, VP, Platform Tech at Hulu and Best Job Ever’s Veronica Belmont


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Meet Richard Tom, VP, Platform Tech at Hulu and Best Job Ever’s Veronica Belmont

  1. 1. with Veronica Belmont<br />presented by<br />How to get “the best job ever” engineering for streaming and content on the web?<br />Meet Richard Tom, CTO<br />
  2. 2. best job ever<br />Best Job Ever knows that all tech pros have a job in mind that they’d kill for. <br />Well, some people actually have those jobs and Best Job Ever is giving you an inside look at the coolest positions at the coolest companies.<br />
  3. 3. hulu<br />Hulu views itself first and foremost as a tech start-up. <br />Employees value the development, engineering and technology that drives the video service more than anything.<br />
  4. 4. life at hulu<br />Start-up mentality.<br />Developers are innovators.<br />Work in a small, fast-paced environment, so projects are always changing.<br />New employees begin to build right away. <br />Work in unified team of 3-4 on a variety of platforms.<br />
  5. 5. best job ever…<br />Getting content in from disparate sources.<br />Transcoding.<br />Normalizing metadata and trying to get it up and published.<br />Developers are versatile.<br />85% Java Script.<br />
  6. 6. advice from richard tom<br />Be able to move easily between languages and learn new ones.<br />Simulate the end-user experience to build and improve products.<br />In an interview, focus on the technical aspects of your past and knowledge.<br />Show a passion for coding.<br />
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