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Mat Balez
Works at Flatiron School
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Since starting at Flatiron School, a lot of people have asked me: What does building product at a school even mean? Thought I'd share some of my early impressions.
As VP of Product at The Flatiron School, Mat Balez often gets asked: what does “Product” even mean at a school that teaches people to code? Here are his thoughts on approaching education as...
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Mr mat Balez why cant you and me have a deep conversation
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Finished 2nd in 10K charity run. Won a bottle of wine. 
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Central Park Reservoir at night. 
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Nice. I think Twitter is ripe for more product integrations like this. 
Amazon is today rolling out an interesting new feature called #AmazonCart, which lets you add Amazon products to your shopping basket without leaving Twitter. To use the feature, ...
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From our 2014 Annual Report: "Education used to be the best investment someone could make. It can be again."
Education used to be the best investment someone could make. It can be again. Two Years of Flatiron School.
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It all about technology
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PSA: I have a new job!

Super excited to be joining The Flatiron School as head of product, to help rethink how we educate the next generation of technologists.
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Thanks Babak.
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If you're into off-road motorbiking, check out my brother-in-law's new startup Mosko Moto for kick ass gear. Also get a free can opener. 
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A tribute to my late friend Marc Methé.
On May 6, 2014 my childhood friend Marc Methé was killed in a tragic mining accident in our home town Sudbury, Canada. T…
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A touching tribute Mat.
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go montreal!
Vanhawks Valour rolls smart accessories into one sleek carbon fibre body.
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OK, I'll shut up.
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Look forward to seeing how this plays out. 
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Where there is a will there is a way. Seems to be plenty of activity around obfuscation :). Have a look at http://maidsafe.net/ , local to me in the cold lands of Scotland !. 
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