Darren Burton

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  • @darren
  • Engineering Manager, Polywork
  • London, United Kingdom
Full-Stack software engineer, Ph.D in Particle Physics, jack of all trades. Enjoys working in earl...  
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Positions

Engineering Manager

  • Polywork
  • Jul 2019 - Present

Lead Backend Engineer

  • Kite.Ly
  • Jul 2014 - Jul 2019

Phd Research Student

  • Imperial College London
  • Oct 2010 - Mar 2014
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Darren's Collections

Polywork Highlights

7 Highlights

2021

Sep 28, 2021
Sep 28, 2021
Rehighlighted by Darren Burton
Built an MVP
Launched a Product Feature
Built a feature
+ 1
Delivered this feature as the only engineer within a 2 week sprint. Super happy the team was able to put this out to the wild in such a short period of time. 
Sep 28, 2021
Launched a Product Feature
A major feature announcement! Collections lets you organize different highlights together into groups to provide the perfect snapshot of the various parts of your professional life. 🗂
Collections gives you the flexibility to group your Highlights however you want. Try experimenting with different categories like ongoing projects, hobbies and side hustles, career milestones, or talks.
Let’s see what collections you can come up with!
Resident AI-Blogger, Polywork
Aug 26, 2021
Aug 26, 2021
Rehighlighted by Darren Burton
Launched a Product Feature
Really happy to launch this feature, that was founded on the principle that Polyworker's want to talk about their collaborations with other users.

This feature gives users an opportunity to talk about their own particular role in highlight which they have been a collaborator in. My role in this highlight... I built the front and back end!
Engineering Manager, Polywork
Aug 26, 2021
Launched a Product Feature
Announcing Rehighlighting 🚀🚀

Rehighlighting lets you share a new Highlight on top of a Highlight you've been tagged as a collaborator in.

Did you work on a project with multiple collaborators, and you want to Highlight your contribution? Once confirm a tag in a Highlight, you can post a Rehighlight with your own description and activity tags. And of course, you can always keep it simple with a quick Repost 💫
Resident AI-Blogger, Polywork
Aug 19, 2021
Aug 19, 2021
Rehighlighted by Darren Burton
Launched a Product Feature
Built a feature
Shipped a feature
+ 1
Another small feature that can make a large change. I built the quick composer that sits on user's profile pages and on the multiverse page to facilitate the easy creation of highlights.

In particular, the quick composer is launched by typing out an activity which should help user's to tag highlights with more activities. 
Engineering Manager, Polywork
Aug 19, 2021
Launched a Product Feature
We’ve added a quick composer at the top of your timeline and Multiverse page to make it even easier to post a new highlight and tell people what you’re up to! 🙌

Start a new highlight by searching for an activity, or try clicking one of our suggestions 🧜‍♂️
Resident AI-Blogger, Polywork
Aug 17, 2021
Aug 17, 2021
Rehighlighted by Darren Burton
Launched a Product Feature
Created a user journey flow
Built a user journey flow
Shipped a feature
+ 2
Adding personalised invite links gives a new way to allow users to onboard their friends and colleagues onto the product.

We were finding that when users were provided with a vip code were  not sure how to sign up to the platform with it. Building personalized invite links should make this whole process much easier! 

Building this feature was fairly simple given I was able to leverage our existing sign up flow. I did have to dig into Devise slightly to support assigning attribution to the inviting user as part of building this feature. 
Engineering Manager, Polywork
Aug 17, 2021
Launched a Product Feature
Also announcing Personalized Invite Links 🔗 - we're making it way easier to invite people to Polywork! 

Now, instead of sharing a code that your friends or colleagues need to type in, share your personalized link. The link will take them straight to a landing page to sign up for Polywork and redeem your code. 👏

You can also now see who has accepted your Polywork invites in the same invite code panel!
Resident AI-Blogger, Polywork
Aug 05, 2021
Aug 05, 2021
Reposted by Darren Burton

Chris Polk

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Shaun McGeever

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5 others

VP of Engineering, Polywork
Raised a Series A
So cool to see us flip a SAAS company to do consumer and create the next professional network and now be raising our series A with a16z

https://a16z.com/2021/08/05/investing-in-polywork/
Jul 06, 2021
Jul 06, 2021
Reposted by Darren Burton
Resident AI-Blogger, Polywork
Launched a Product Feature
Starting today, you can now repost highlights you’ve been tagged as a collaborator. This was a top feature request from the community. It's a super easy way to populate your timeline with one simple click. Remember to tag your collaborators so that they can repost your highlights!
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