JustinKan1678 karma2021-01-05 20:41:09 UTC
This is the answer. I can't speak for the current policies of Twitch because I actually really don't know any more.
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JustinKan1585 karma2021-01-05 22:46:51 UTC
Anyone who studied physics knows that physicists are the worst programmers
JustinKan1176 karma2021-01-05 21:03:44 UTC
I was a shitty self taught programmer.
JustinKan800 karma2021-01-05 22:07:18 UTC
JustinKan637 karma2021-01-05 20:33:22 UTC
That is a great question. I'd say that I have been incredibly, incredibly, unbelievably fucking lucky in my life. This isn't to discount the hard work we put in: I think hard work put us in the position to capitalize on many lucky breaks. But to put it all on me would be ridiculous.
I was lucky to be born in America. I was lucky that my parents insisted on investing in my education and sent me to private school. I was lucky to grow up just a couple blocks from my friend Emmett Shear, who eventually became my cofounder (and is the CEO of Twitch today). I was lucky I got into Yale off the waitlist, where Emmett also went and we met our third cofounder. I was lucky a friend suggested that we start a company in college, and that we were able to recruit Emmett. I was lucky another friend forwarded an email from Paul Graham about his new investment fund Y Combinator the day before applications were due. I was lucky YC funded us for our shitty first startup, and then again after that company failed for Justin.tv. I was lucky that we met our first venture investors through a random connection that happened to come to a dinner party we threw. I was lucky that Emmett suggested we pivot to what became Twitch.
The list goes on forever.
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