AMA with Alex Wykoff
Welcome to the ninth post in our series of BAT Community-run AMAs.
The ongoing AMA series on Reddit is a seven-month-long event that features various guests from the Brave and BAT teams. The goal of the series is twofold: to give fans of the project an opportunity to interact directly with team members, and to give team members—especially those who operate largely behind the scenes—a chance to share their insights and offer the community a window into their work.
The most recent AMA took place on November 28th and featured Alex Wykoff, User Research at Brave. Over the course of the AMA, Alex fielded both pre-submitted and live questions from Redditors concerning a variety of topics, including what compelled him to join Brave, and findings from Brave’s recent ad trials. Alex also shared his views on the “Korean Wave,” the state of browser UX, and offered excellent advice to anyone interested in pursuing user research. He ended the AMA by reminding folks of all backgrounds and skill sets about the open-source nature of BAT and Brave: “The thing which I think folks forget to ask is how they can participate. This is an open source community and we can achieve unbelievable things if we can leverage the power of contributors,” he said, adding, “I hope that everyone, regardless of where you come from and what you’ve learned, knows that they have an opportunity to collaborate and do something great with us.”
Highlights can be found below, with a link to the full AMA at the bottom of this post.
The next AMA will take place on Wednesday, December 5th, and will feature Jan Piotrowski, Brad Flora, and Des Martin from the Business Development team.
For the full list of upcoming BAT Community AMAs through February 2019, see below.
Read the full AMA here.
Read Luke Mulks’ AMA from November 21st, 2018 here.
Follow the BAT Community’s Updates here: https://www.reddit.com/r/BATProject/
Upcoming BAT Community AMAs:
Ryan Watson and Kamil Jozwiak, DevOps and QA
Tom Lowenthal, Security and Privacy Coordinator
Holli Bohren, Chief Financial Officer
Ben Livshits, Chief Scientist
Marshall Rose, Senior Software Engineer
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