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Employee Spotlight Series: Josh Engels


Q: What drew you to ThirdAI?

A: I love designing, implementing, and optimizing algorithms, and since we’re building a new machine learning system from scratch at ThirdAI I get to do that every day. What more can you ask for?

Q: Which other offers did you have before you decided to join ThirdAI?

A: I had an offer to be a software engineer for Databricks.

Q: What is something most people don’t know about you?

A: I recently adopted a mischievous orange cat named Apollo, and his pictures have already been the subject of multiple machine learning demos.

Q: When you aren’t coding, what do you like to do?

A: I love going on long runs and hikes, and when I can find the time multi day backpacking trips. Closer to home I also love curling up with a good sci-fi novel.

Q: What projects are you most excited to be working on at ThirdAI?

A: So far I’ve built a Locality Sensitive Hashing based search system in the likes of FLASH and FLINNG, and have been productionizing that in preparation for a launch. I’ve also loved starting out from scratch and building out our build system and linting tools.

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