On Leadership, Mentorship, and Community: a Conversation with Allie Miller from AWSFeatured

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Keep a running document on advice you share that surprises and sticks with other people. ^ this is great advice
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Yes, one of my favorites :)
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If I ever text someone something and they Tapback with the ‼️, that’s usually a sign to save it in my google doc.
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Thank you for a fantastic interview, Jessica! Friends - feel free to ask questions here or on LinkedIn/Twitter/Instagram (all @alliekmiller), and I’ll do my best to respond. Congrats to you all on joining such a fantastic community! ❤️
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Great advice!! And love your write up @jessicali <3
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First Merritt, now Raena? How many of my favorite women in the world are you interviewing?? (And thank you, @raena!)
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Thank you! @raena :) super excited to share yours!
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Thank you so much, Allie! You are the best and I have learned so much!
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Hi @alliekmiller, Thank you for offering your thoughts and advice!! I follow you on Instagram and LinkedIn, and you've definitely helped re-ignite my passion in AI/ML! While I have some past experience in ML through working in tech operations, I've been trying to navigate back towards the space. One question I have for you: do you have any thoughts on "getting comfortable" with building an online brand and presence? Traditionally, I've been very private online, but definitely see the value of sharing professional milestones, updates, viewpoints with my network and contributing to my community.
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I guess my tips would be (1) start small with one post, (2) start contained on one platform, (3) start safe with just your friends. You don’t have to launch a $7B startup from day one. Write ONE post on ONE platform for folks you already know. Gradually, you’ll find your voice and what resonates. You’ll make a habit of it. You’ll write/create more. You’ll change your Twitter from private to public. You’ll post on more platforms. You’ll grow across the board. But if you’re hesitating, pare it down to the most manageable first step you can imagine. And start there.
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Thanks, @alliekmiller! I agree, breaking it down into more manageable steps or a smaller audience at first makes a lot of sense.
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Thank you @jessicali this is amazing! Love everything that was said, especially the last part!I actively follow both @alliekmiller and @MerrittMoore on Instagram and they both have been a true source of inspiration and positivity throughout this Pandemic for me!
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I am so glad to hear!
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That’s awesome! I’m sure you’re inspiring others as well. Tag me in a story or something so I can reply ❤️
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Wow, I recently started a coding tutorial YouTube channel for ReactJS (it's called Carmelle Codes haha) and I love this idea of viewing yourself as a start-up. It's like this exact thread of advice is what I needed to hear. Quarantine can be so demoralizing! Thank you <3
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Yes!
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Go crush it, Carmelle!