I forgot to mention one thing on my last post: today I celebrated 9 years at Amazon… Who would have thought I would still be around? But I’m having fun (most of the days). Still learning. I’ve had some quite successful projects, and some that didn’t last for as long as I was expecting. I can’t talk about my current project, but I can talk about some highlights about previous projects:
- Adding semantics to how products are defined at Amazon, supporting easier category expansion.
- Auto-classification of products
- Richer rules for cleaning up structured attributes in data, including handling crazy (and I really mean crazy) apparel sizing
- Embedded and sandboxed HTML5 application environment
There were lots of other things that I’ve worked on. But these were probably the ones that had the biggest longer term business impact (even though the HTML5 app project was canceled not long after I left it – but it planted a seed onto different systems that hopefully will continue making Kindle products more innovative).
Who knows, one of these days I might talk about what I’m working on right now. If everything works as planned, it will certainly feature on my list of accomplishments above. There is just so much left to do…