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Programming lessons I wish I knew when I graduated, part 2

This is the second part of my Programming lessons I wish I knew when I graduated series in which I discuss how much I suck at programming and some of the lesso...

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Programming lessons I wish I knew when I graduated, part 1

I’ve been writing code for about ~13 years. I’ve had jobs in the software industry since 9th grade: while my friends spent summers slaving away at their McJobs, ...

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The 30 day blog fitness challenge

At work, we recently started the 100 day burpee challenge. The rules are simple: on the first day, you do 1 burpee, on the second day, 2 burpees, on third day...

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Writing Comments

LinkedIn Hackdays

A blog post I wrote on the LinkedIn Engineering Blog about LinkedIn Hackdays:

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External Writing Comments

CoffeeScript: JavaScript that's easy on the eyes

A blog post I wrote on the LinkedIn Engineering Blog about CoffeeScript: JavaScript that’s easy on the eyes::

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This is where I work. Remix.

A few weeks ago, LinkedIn held a “Pimp Your Row” competition, where each row of cubicles was given money for decorations. Our IT team ended up winning with the...

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LinkedIn Comments

Your job posting sucks.

Silicon valley is in a talent war. Tech companies are battling to hire the top prospects like never before, with Google alone planning to add more than 6,000 pe...

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HowTo, Hiring, LinkedIn, Design Comments

Why game mechanics won't save your crappy product

The other day, I was chatting with a LinkedIn product manager about a new app he is working on and I posed a “hard” question: what incentive would users have to...

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HowTo, Design Comments

I finally understand open source software

One of my blog posts got picked up by opensource.com! Check out I finally understand open source software:

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A physical analogy for the creative thought process

As a software engineer, I tend to be very methodical in my thinking. I approach every problem by breaking it down into discrete pieces, analyzing each one in a ...

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Ideas, Psychology Comments
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