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
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…)
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…)
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…)
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, ...
My latest contribution to Forbes, where I make some bold predictions: (more…)
Some thoughts from me and others on what to look for when hiring software engineers: (more…)