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Leaving Pinterest today

Today's my last day at Pinterest. A journey comes to an end. Hopefully a new one begins also. I'm keeping a few memories from friends and team mates here. Looking back at the journey, the most important points were:  I had the opportunity to mentor 6 promotions in 4 years: Karthik (L5 to L6 MLE, now an L7 MLE Manager) Lu (L5 to L6 to L7) Heng (L4 to L5 to L6) Qingxian (L4 to L5 MLE) ... and there are more that should get promoted this year or the next. I had the opportunity to indirectly influence the growth of my mentees: Jeremy (then L5, now L6 in Security) Deborah (then L4 in ML ranking) Lily (then L4 in Data Analytics) Jason, Chenqi, Anumol, Kanchi, Dinesh, Nishant and many others. I had the opportunity to build and deploy one of the world's largest Flink clusters Set up the infrastructure to support 20 million messages/s. Train and upskill a 15 person team Support 300+ engineers across 24+ teams.  Deliver on the business critical path, on time and without being a bloc