AI in Action E161: Jack Hanlon, Global Head of Data at Reddit

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Welcome to episode 161 and our first AI in Action podcast f 2021, the show where we break down the hype and explore the impact that Data Science, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence are making on our everyday lives.

Powered by Alldus International, our goal is to share with you the insights of technologists and data science enthusiasts to showcase the excellent work that is being done within AI in the United States and Europe.

Today's guest is Jack Hanlon, Global Head of Data at Reddit in New York. Jack has years of experience helping companies deliver on strategy, execution and product development by building and leading comprehensive, data-focused digital practices. Currently, he is building a world-class practice at Reddit where he is building out their Feeds and Search experiences, as well as Reddit's capabilities and practices in Machine Learning, Data Science and Data Platforms across all of their teams and surfaces.

Founded in 2005 with headquarters in San Francisco, Reddit is an online community where users submit, vote and comment on content, news and discussions. They are a top ten traffic site in the world and are all about bringing community and belonging to the world with over 130,000 communities and over 430 million users each month across all desktop and mobile platforms. With that scale and 15 years of history, Reddit are also home to the richest conversational dataset in the world. 

In the episode, Jack will share:

Coming into the Data world from a non-traditional background 

The interesting work they are doing at Reddit with Data & Machine Learning 

The working culture & what he enjoys most about his role 

Upcoming tools and trends that will shape their future 

Challenges they need to overcome 

What a successful tech team looks like 

His favorite interview questions 

To find out more about Jack and his work at Reddit, check out the website about.reddit.com or follow them on Twitter @Reddit. You can also connect with Jack on Linkedin or follow him on Twitter @JHanlon.

What did you think of Jack's podcast? Where do you see the future of AI and Data Science heading in the next few years? We would love to hear your thoughts on this episode, so please leave a comment below.

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