Andrey (azangru) wrote,

There’s a youtube personality who goes under the nickname TechLead, from his biographical record of being a tech lead of some team at Google. He posts videos that are borderline technical, but mostly drivel. He has a large number of followers. I am not sure what demographic he appeals to; but most likely to young would-be developers, who are impressed by his having worked at Google and, recently, Facebook.

What intrigues me about him is his English, which, while very well developed, is likely non-native. He mispronounces occasional words. He makes occasional grammatical mistakes. His intonation is not quite English. But in his Linkedin profile he lists English as a language of native or bilingual proficiency, and Chinese and Japanese as languages of "limited working proficiency". If I had to guess, I would think that his native is Chinese.

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