Ben Popper

Ben is the Director of Content at Stack Overflow, responsible for the blog, podcast, and newsletter. He is a drone enthusiast, Brazilian jiu jitsu practitioner, and former journalist. You can find more of his work on his blog - benpopper.net
code-for-a-living June 20, 2019

Knowledge Engineering: Intuit’s Chief Innovation Officer Explains Their Approach to AI

We are entering a new era in artificial intelligence, one where exciting breakthroughs seem to arrive every week. But the roots of today’s AI revolution actually date back many decades. So what changed? The catalyst for the recent advances is the fact that these techniques can now leverage unprecedented amounts of data and computing horsepower.…
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for-work September 10, 2018

Developer Flow State and Its Impact on Productivity

What’s the most annoying thing at work? If you ask developers, it’s likely getting interrupted in the middle of a difficult programming task. That reminds me of the classic cartoon strip I saw making the rounds on Hacker News a few years back. This is the perfect illustration of one’s “flow state”. Your mind is clear…
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