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Navigating Infrastructure Obstacles and Increasing Automation with Ryan Lamb

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Ryan Lamb
Harley Ferguson

Navigating Infrastructure Obstacles and Increasing Automation

Online teaching has seen a spike in popularity since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. As with many other companies within the tech industry, the need for virtual learning in every home has accelerated the industry’s digital transition from teachers teaching at physical locations to a completely remote settinga situation riddled with obstacles such as unreliable wifi for teachers and increasing automation.

 

What we talked about:

  • The Really Great Teacher Company Explained
  • Ryan’s Differentiated Journey to CTO
  • The Needs of the Client & Day-to-Day Operations
  • How the Day-to-Day Goals Are Achieved by the Team
  • Tech Industry Improvements & COVID-19 Changes

 

Let’s get into the conversation!

Ryan’s Differentiated Journey to CTO

While the professional journeys of many CTOs can be comparable, Ryan stands out as he was originally a medical physicist working in cancer treatment. Even though the physicist position was highly rewarding, it was very specialized and too narrow for Ryan’s career aspirations.

 

After taking an opportunity to study in the UK, Ryan received his master’s degree and went to work in London for data analytics. 

 

Later, after time with Altius, a specialist data analytics and AI consultancy, Ryan found his place at The Really Great Teacher Company.

 

Although the path to CTO differs from the stereotypical, Ryan assures that his path was a conscious decision.

Key Insights

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Most state management frameworks require there to be a common ancestor (for mathematicians, a common denominator) where any state is then passed down to all of the lower leaves on the component tree. This is obviously ineffecient and can cause bloatage if one component is only one level lower than the common ancestor while another component is 4 levels lower. You’d have to pass that state into each component just to get it where you want it. This problem however is solved by most state management libraries but it’s still something to be aware of.

Subtitle Example

Most state management frameworks require there to be a common ancestor (for mathematicians, a common denominator) where any state is then passed down to all of the lower leaves on the component tree. This is obviously ineffecient and can cause bloatage if one component is only one level lower than the common ancestor while another component is 4 levels lower. You’d have to pass that state into each component just to get it where you want it. This problem however is solved by most state management libraries but it’s still something to be aware of.

Episode Highlights

  • If you deliver a good service, you know, if people are happy with your product, there's, there's a bit of stickiness to that.”- Ryan Lamb

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