January 13, 2020

E19: Chris Slowe, Reddit

Noah Labhart @nlabhart

A tech and science minded individual, Chris Slowe has spent 9 years with Reddit. Beyond being a tech executive with the company, he is a Dad and likes to work with his hands in the machine shop. When he put roots into the product as the first employee, he and the co-founders wanted to build a place to discuss interesting topics. Fast forward many years, Reddit is now the premier place for news aggregation, content rating and online discussion around interesting information.

https://codestory.co/podcast/e19-chris-slowe-reddit/

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