Looking back on a year at a startup

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

Understanding problems

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

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.

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

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

Learning how to code as a non-technical designer

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

Me, trying to code.

In summary…


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