Welcome to the tenth 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 December 12th and featured Ryan Watson, IT & Operations Manager, and Kamil Jozwiak, QA Lead at Brave. The pair fielded both pre-submitted and live questions from Redditors concerning a variety of topics, like what makes them feel accomplished and the toughest part of their jobs. They spoke of the demands of software development and of their latest major feat: migrating a segment of Brave’s users from its old, Muon-based browser to its new Chromium-based architecture, known as “Brave Core”—a process that was not without its challenges.
Ryan and Kamil admitted that preparing for a major release and letting people down are some of the things that keep them awake at night. They also take user feedback very seriously. According to Kamil, “When we’re getting near a release, it’s not uncommon that I wake up around 9:30 am and work till about 5 am. Repeat that for a few days until the release goes out.” Yet, “A simple ‘Thank You’ can go a long way and the team really does appreciate those ‘Thank You’s’ when we receive them.”
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, January 16th, and will feature Tom Lowenthal, Brave’s Privacy & Security Product Manager.
For the full list of upcoming BAT Community AMAs through March 2019, see below.
Read the full AMA here.
Read Alex Wykoff’s AMA from November 28th, 2018 here.
Follow the BAT Community’s Updates here: https://www.reddit.com/r/BATProject/
Upcoming BAT Community AMAs:
Joel Reis and Sergey Zhukovsky, Senior Software Engineers
Holli Bohren, Chief Financial Officer
Ben Livshits, Chief Scientist
Marshall Rose, Senior Software Engineer
Catherine Corre, Head of Communications