I gave a talk at Rails Girls Milan 2 weeks ago, on my journey into programming. I am pretty happy with the slides, so here you go!
Arrived at Zurich.
Most of us have heard how incredibly relaxed GitHub’s culture is, but not many people have actually experienced it first hand to be able to confirm it. After going through GitHub’s hiring process, I have to say it was honestly the best experience I have ever had. Though bear in mind that I am still early in my years.
Lots of my friends just got married/got engaged recently. People plan their weddings in all different ways. I suddenly wondered if any couple has ever planned a wedding in a GitHub repository, so I typed “wedding” into GitHub search box. And found this.
I use Facebook a lot. A friend of mine doesn’t quite get it, he said: “who cares about where someone went or what someone ate last weekend?” But after putting himself in my shoes, I think he got it, at least a little bit.
A couple of my friends have been working on Stair-Rover, and they launched their Kickstarter project today!
Zeczec (my not-really-a-startup startup) and designer Han Lee had a little collaboration project. It started simple and small. Han is a friend of us and he had previously launched a successful project on zeczec. (we’re a crowdfunding platform)
I don’t have many Twitter followers so it is an easy number to remember, I never intended to remember it, but it was just in my face so it is hard not to.
I live next to a huge mall in London. Last night as I was walking through the mall to the grocery store on the other side, I couldn’t help but noticed the terrible music that was blasting through the speakers and into my ears.
Update: 25 Sep 2012
I have been busy building zeczec. This version was shipped 2 weeks ago, and I guess I’d never really be happy with it. These are from the past 2 weeks:
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Update: 25 Sep 2012
If you have an iPad and you enjoy hand writing or drawing, you should use Paper.
Last time I went back home, my dad asked me all sorts of questions, trying to get a handle on my life.
Wouldn’t it be nice if all your friends were Nicolas Cage. Or Bill Murray. Or Vanilla Ice.
I updated Pivotal Tweaker, fixed some bugs and made a new feature. The feature is: You can now filter stories by requester. So, here you go again:
Ever since GitHub added in those green dots on your profile page, I got mad and want to colour them all green. Well played, github.
The other day, after reading Phases, Rob said to me:You need to stop optimising for less minus points.
I made a Chrome plugin called Pivotal Tweaker, it makes your Pivotal Tracker better. You can download the plugin by clicking on this huge button:
In Chrome, add a new bookmark, and change the url to:
Here’s a little bit of keyboard shortcuts that I found useful to have for sublime text 2:
For some reason I can’t find a straightforward and up-to-date version of this, so I just wrote this as I go.
I had a great day, and here’s the journey: