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Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code is an national program that promotes coding and computer science to high school girls. A group of students in the NYC program have been learning and coding all summer in a spare conference room at my office. … Continue reading

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Targeting Discussion – IWNY 2012

I had a chance to sit on a panel for Internet Week New York discussing targeting and marketing. For the most part, the panel was in agreement. I’m still not sold targeting in the traditional sense, making ads for segments. … Continue reading

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Good Article On Failed Projects

Lessons learned from 13 failed software products It seems like the main take aways are to listen to the users and that, yes, we do need marketing.

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Beware The Astroturfing

“Astroturfing” is a term that refers to generate fake grass roots effort by actually paying people to pose as everyday citizens. The term was coined by Lloyd Bentsen, the same gentleman who told Dan Quayle, “You sir, are no Jack … Continue reading

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My Google Profile

http://www.google.com/profiles/seantconrad Google announced a new feature today that let’s you share a page of public information about yourself across Google sites: Google Profile. It’s a very cool features, especially if you want to affect how you appear in Google searches. … Continue reading

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Making The Internet Easy

I just talked my mother through creating her new website on Blogger. This is after she somehow created and lost a domain name with Microsoft “Live” or whatever brand name that world is now. For all I know, her credit … Continue reading

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To IDE or Not

An IDE is an Intergrated Development Environement. Like most things in technology, it’s as easy to find someone who loves them as someone who hates them. The PHP programmers on my team consider IDE completely bloated evil, while the Windows … Continue reading

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Programming As A Hobby

I spent a large part of Saturday compiling my own instance of PHP 5.2.6 for STC.com, logged into a SSH session at my hosting provider Dreamhost. The goal was to include GMP so I could use the Zend OpenID library … Continue reading

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The Social Developer

Blogger and CTO, Jon Williams, wrote a nice post explaining why some developers relish the opportunity to manage; they want to be social. It’s been a driving imperative in my career as well. Jon goes on to posit that Agile … Continue reading

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Feel Validated

I added some new links to the menu on the right showing that this site has validated HTML & CSS.  The free validation utilities linked from the invaluable Firefox Web Developers Toolbar are a great way to inexpensively and quickly … Continue reading

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