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Episode 429 | Paul Dix - Solving For Real Needs

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Paul Dix talks with Dave Rael about geeking out, open source, time series data, running a business, and finding a market

Paul is the creator of InfluxDB. He has helped build software for startups, large companies and organizations like Microsoft, Google, McAfee, Thomson Reuters, and Air Force Space Command. He is the series editor for Addison Wesley’s Data & Analytics book and video series. In 2010 Paul wrote the book Service Oriented Design with Ruby and Rails for Addison Wesley’s. In 2009 he started the NYC Machine Learning Meetup, which now has over 7,000 members. Paul holds a degree in computer science from Columbia University.

Paul's top 3 tips for delivering more value:
  1. Become good at expressing yourself through writing
  2. Ask why and understand the motivations behind a request to truly understand the need
  3. Optimize for the productivity of your user

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