Category Archives: Management

What I learned about Infrastructure

I learned a lot from Andrew Shaft's talk on building a private cloud. My biggest takeaway, perhaps not Andrew's main point, perhaps not even a point he was making, regardless… Clouds are not about virtualization. Virtualization is an implementation of … Continue reading

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What I learned about Pretotyping

Patrick Copeland from Google gave a facinating talk about a concept called Pretotyping (or Pretend-o-typing). His talk dovetailed nicely into the conversations we've had at work about design thinking and illustrated in a powerful way how to use design thinking … Continue reading

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Data Services Topology

We are currently using Oracle's Coherence product as our primary data store behind our website. Coherence provides a scalable, fast data grid that allows for developers to easily access data and allows our data to be versioned so that structures … Continue reading

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Moving SCM

I am still excited about moving to an distributed source control management system. I think there are a lot of benefits that would come along with it, however, there are also a number of obvious costs that I haven't been … Continue reading

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New Surfboard

This weekend I picked up a Jon Wegener Alaia riding a finless board is very difficult and requires relearning how to surf. However, it is teaching me a lot about how my "regular" boards work. It could be that I just … Continue reading

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Fear

I've been reading a very good book from our chairman's reading list called Open Leadership by Charlene Li. The book has got me thinking about being a manager in technology. Many of us have risen through the ranks due to … Continue reading

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