About


Tom Smykowski
Hello, my name is Ari Feldman and I'm a mathematically challenged geek. Years ago, I made a very misguided attempt to study Computer Science. Despite that, I eventually wound up as a Product Manager at Google where I've made various contributions to products across the online advertising and enterprise spaces. Prior to that, I had a few different careers and worked on a bunch of interesting projects.

I've periodically dabbled in pixel art (as well as game art design / game development) and created SpriteLib, a free collection of pre-drawn 2D artwork that has been featured in dozens of computer programming books. Speaking of computer books, I actually wrote one of my own and a second that was never published.

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family, playing old computer games, following strategic developments, indulging in retro computing, listening to Spotify, and keeping up with the latest gossip on Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna. And, no, I don't look like Tom Smykowski from the 1999 movie "Office Space" but do share his hairline and believe that there's a little bit of Tom in the soul of Product Managers everywhere.

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