Passage to Silicon Valley —002 Jordan Olthoff

For the first interview, I’m honored to interview Jordan Olthoff. In this episode, we learn that Jordan grew up in San Diego and came to the Bay area 6 years ago. He studied psychology in college and has pharmaceutical research experience. He recently started his career as a Software Engineer at SolarCity. We had an interesting discussion about how psychology might influence his thinking and help him in developing software. 

We also talk about Jiu Jitsu, starting from his thorough explanation of what Jiu Jitsu is. He goes to this Jiu Jitsu gym regularly in San Mateo, CA. If you want to practice Jiu Jitsu, check this out. 

We talked about online courses. He’s currently taking a Machine Learning class at Coursera:

This is a very famous class taught by Andrew Ng. If you are also interested at learning new subjects check out Coursera! You can also check Udacity and edX for high quality online courses.

Jordan recommends this convenient app: Splitwise. It’s an app to help you split bills among friends.  Have a problem calculating the right amount every time you go out with friends? Try Splitwise. 

Jordan would let me know his blog after he starts one…Will keep you posted! 

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