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George Hanson Ask Me Anything

I think you just need to have an interest in using new technology and being able to quickly assert if it is worth continuing or to move onto the next thing.

In terms of pros and cons, the best thing is being able to work outside of the main product roadmap as well as testing and trying out techology I probably wouldn't have used otherwise.

However I think the biggest con is not seeing something all the way through to fruition. Once a proof of concept has been created and it has been agreed to progress with it, I then hand it off to the product development team while I move onto the next thing.