Learning to fly

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Learning to fly

  1. Learning to FlyDr. Xavier AmatriainDirector of Research/EngineeringNetflix
  2. Looking fora job?
  3. Who am I?● Director at Netflix● Leading a team ofResearchers/Engineersworking onRecommendations● PhD in ComputerScience● Many publications injournals, conferences,and books● But..
  4. You can call me Xavi
  5. 1. What is not true about mea. I played in a rock band that recorded 2 albums andplayed in front of thousands of peopleb. My father died when I was 6, and I started working(for money) when I was 12.c. I ran 3 full marathons last yeard. I had two children before I was 30e. I lived in Idaho for a yearf. I quit school
  6. 1. What is not true about mea. I played in a rock band that recorded 2 albums andplayed in front of thousands of peopleb. My father died when I was 6, and I started working(for money) when I was 12.c. I ran 3 full marathons last yeard. I had two children before I was 30e. I lived in Idaho for a yearf. I quit school
  7. My journey
  8. My journey
  9. My journey
  10. My journey
  11. My journey
  12. Some lessons I learned in my journey
  13. There will be ups and downs
  14. Small decisions areimportant
  15. You are not alone
  16. But, you will be alone
  17. Good things come hard
  18. Conclusions● Studying can openyou many doors andis an asset that youwill have forever● Studying is fun...studying computers iseven more fun● It is all in your hands..yes, you can.

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