Looking back on a year at a startup

Tina Xu
Tina Xu
Jul 5, 2018 · 7 min read
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Understanding problems

Now before I start a project, I try to pick it apart and ask why it is important.

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If you know, you know

Shipping things

I adopted a mentality of expediting experiments so we could gather data, measure results, learn, and iterate; I now apply this mentality to my work for all teams.

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Getting feedback and asking for help

When you’re early in your career, don’t be afraid to ask for help! It’s really okay to say, “I don’t know; can you help me?”

Imposter syndrome

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But it’s real, it comes in waves, and I feel it regularly.

Learning how to code as a non-technical designer

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It’s something I’m interested in and want to get better at, but learning to code is a process.

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Me, trying to code.

In summary…


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