About

Hi, my name is Bryan Sim, and I am a product manager at Owler.

Before moving to the Bay Area, I earned my social psychology PhD from NYU. During my short-lived career as an academic psychologist, I was interested in how people pursued their goals, as well as what made them happy. Prior to that, I studied marine engineering at Singapore Polytechnic, but soon realized I didn’t want to spend months at sea (because of the monsters).

My favorite thing about working at Owler is collaborating with engineers and designers who are more talented than I am to provide our members with world-class business intelligence. I work on projects related to onboarding our users, producing insights with our data, and everything else web-related, like SEO.

Besides my substantive knowledge about human behavior, my primary skills lie in research methods and statistics. I also code in Python, and use SQL, MongoDB, Google Analytics and Amplitude on a daily basis. Even though I’m most familiar with Python, my favorite programming language is actually Ruby, because I think it is the cutest.

Besides my substantive knowledge about human behavior, my primary skills lie in research methods and statistics. I also code in Python, and use SQL, MongoDB, Google Analytics and Amplitude on a daily basis. Even though I’m most familiar with Python, my favorite programming language is actually Ruby, because I think it is the cutest.

For Example:

#If I want a list of integers: [1,2,3,4,5]
#In Python:

list(range(1,6)) #cuteness rating = 0/10
#In Ruby:
(1..5).to_a#cuteness rating = 10/10

In my free time, I enjoy attending hackathons and networking events, eating broccoli and strawberry ice cream, playing the guitar, and swimming. My goal in life is add to my list of projects that I think are really cool, but to which everyone else will ask: “That sounds like a terrible idea, why did you do that?”