Friendship & French Fries

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One Year Later…

One Year Later…

Well, I blinked and a whole year has gone by. Time flies when you’re having fun (and you’re in quarantine so nothing matters anymore).

I have now been with… drumroll please… The New York Times since I last wrote, and I have to say I’m pretty impressed!

I never thought that I would work for a journalism institution, let alone The New York (freaking) Times, and I have to say that I’ve been pretty impressed so far.

I don’t know why, but I thought that coming in to such a mammoth workplace (they have around ~5000 employees worldwide I think) would mean clunky and obsolete processes, lots of red tape, and slow progress all around. The name is great, sure, but I figured there would be some major pain points too.

Boy have I been proven wrong. Right off the bat I was impressed with NYT by, funny enough, their onboarding experience. Now hear me out. People take these things for granted, but I believe the way you set up anything paves the way for the rest of the experience. And NYT delivers!

From there it’s really just meeting smart and capable peers one after the other. Everyone with really interesting insights, and with a hunger to do good work. Everyone is proud to be at NYT, and it shows.

I’ve been working on AR and spatial experiences for the past year, and I also got pulled into some of the preview and live Olympic coverage, which was a great opportunity to be a part of and (let’s be real) amazing for my portfolio. We’re now in chats with Facebook for the partnership for next year and a view of their roadmap for the future – not too shabby of a place to be.

After a year here I’ve grown a ton, and I’ve also gained more insight into what matters to me professionally, what things drive me, and some possible paths for me. I’m excited.

Too infinity and beyond!

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