I’m excited to share that I’m opening up a small “internship program” today!
The reason for the quotes is that there’s a part of me that doesn’t want to call it an internship but that’s what it essentially is, so, I’ll dispense with the creativity and call it what it is!
If you’re interested then continue to read! If not, well, there’s always yesterday’s issue of #EngOps which has some really good content to read, curated by yours truly!
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A short but quick update today folks!
Just wanted to share with you the “soft launch” of a small Slack Community that we’re putting together to congregate folks within our community.
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I’ve already spoken a bit about our efforts to grow a platform and a community around our early-stage company and because we know that it works we’ve been at it since Day #1 (and we obviously encourage you to do the same!).
Our motivation was simple and we decided, among many other reasons, to take and heed the advice of David Bailey (whom I’ve already quoted before):
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In software engineering, the details really do matter.
Our world was quickly reminded of that with the recent AWS outage that was caused by human error, a small yet powerful command that was, unfortunately, committed incorrectly:
Unfortunately, one of the inputs to the command was entered incorrectly and a larger set of servers was removed than intended. The servers that were inadvertently removed supported two other S3 subsystems.
And the world came to a screeching halt and organizations lost hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue.
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As most things go, context can change everything, from the way that you and I see the world and how we interact with it and, most importantly, how we ultimately make decisions.
Encountering someone we’ve never met at 2:00 in the morning is entirely different than encountering someone we’ve never met at Whole Foods during lunch hour.
Continue reading “On Content and Context, Signal vs Noise”
One of the things that we haven’t spent much time talking about is the fact that our parent company (i.e. legal entity) is a Public Benefit Corporation (“PBC”) that was registered late last year.
You can read more about what a PBC is all about on the B-Corporation website. It’s a bit text-heavy, to be honest, but, the point is that we’re simply doing business differently and with intent to make our world a better place.
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Half-way through last month we gave a visual update to some of the feed design experiments that we were currently running and I wanted to share some newer design iterations for your consideration and review for March of 2017!
So, here we go.
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One of the craziest things happened this past weekend and it couldn’t have been better timed (I love how that happens)! I’ll share that in a bit, but first, let me share a few thoughts about the basis upon which this important event was ever-so fortuitous…
As you know, we’ve been obsessing over the creation of a developer-centric newsfeed and we’ve been iterating on it for the past few months, which you can see through the archive of posts on this blog.
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Reactions. You have them, I have them, we react and respond to changes within and without our lives all the time.
What we’ve been introduced to relatively recently is the ability to react and respond digitally. It might seem like forever ago but reactions to content is still, on the much larger scale timetable, a relatively new idea.
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Sorry, not sorry. I’m a bit obsessed with newsfeed design(s), user interfaces, and naturally user experiences right now.
I’ve signed up for god knows how many social networking services and apps in the last few weeks (and months) to just see how other brilliant folks are building out / have built out their feeds.
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