Mark43’s 2018 ‘Dope’ Hackathon Rundown

Posted on May 7, 2018

We had another awesome hackathon at Mark43. Check out my article for our engineering blog, with some cool project details! https://medium.com/mark43-engineering/mark43s-2018-dope-hackathon-rundown-a96e35d3301a

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Internet is Mission Critical

Posted on August 22, 2017

Police departments should treat internet as mission critical — at headquarters, substations, mobile data terminals (MDTs), and any other locations. Check out my first article for Mark43 blog! https://www.mark43.com/internet-mission-critical/

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Things to consider before buying enterprise software

Posted on August 4, 2017

My latest for Forbes - based on some hard-earned experience buying enterprise software  

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How MTA shut down my app for Penn Station commuters

Posted on July 12, 2017

My first post for Medium - this is a story of my first iPhone app — from idea, to planning, to execution, release, initial success and (spoiler alert!) having to shut it down because of New York City’s MTA. The last part was painful, but overall it was a great experience and I learned a ton of cool things. Click here to read more

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How to avoid making your clients angry with product delays

Posted on June 13, 2017

I first learned this lesson ten years ago at my first company (a financial technology startup), where as a newly minted engineering manager, I let the client know on Friday afternoon that the release scheduled for today wouldn't be happening. The resulting explosion was a harsh lesson, but I'm glad I learned it early. (more…)

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How IT in non-technical companies can function the best

Posted on May 24, 2017

Some time before my current role at Mark43 (a technology company), I was part of the IT department in a non-technical company. This was not by choice - I joined a "startup within a large organization" - but that's how it happened. It was not a good experience, but I've learned some things. In this Forbes article, I (and some other execs from non-tech companies) share their best tips for survival: (more…)

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How to Select a Software Vendor

Posted on May 5, 2017

I've been contributing to Forbes for a while, but today, my first full-length article got published. I talk about a system I've created over the years that lets you select a software vendor. (more…)

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Mark43 origin story – a lesson for entrepreneurs

Posted on April 18, 2017

I really liked the interview that Nick Bowden has conducted with Mark43 co-founders. My favorite part is how Scott, Matt and Flo started to build an advanced analytics platform to help cops solve crimes - but when they showed an early MVP to a potential client, they realized analytics software is not their biggest need. The founders quickly understood that without a good system of record, doing advanced analytics is pretty much impossible, ...

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How AR and VR will change how we interact with our devices

Posted on March 18, 2017

My latest contribution to Forbes, where I make some bold predictions: (more…)

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What to look for when hiring software engineers

Posted on February 14, 2017

Some thoughts from me and others on what to look for when hiring software engineers: (more…)

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