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3 lessons from Roblox’s growth to gaming dominance

3 lessons from Roblox’s growth to gaming dominance

Our recently published EC-1 on Roblox recounts the origin story and growth prospects of the company. But there’s one more piece to the story: what Roblox’s impact will be on gaming and the broader startup industry, if the company manages to multiply its current 90 million users. Sources: TechCrunch, VentureBeat, Roblox We’ve distilled three key…

Forth Lessons

From OLPC This is a series of lessons on the Forth programming language and Open Firmware. New lessons are added periodically, so check back frequently or watch the page if you are interested. Forth Lesson 0 - Motivation and Basic Syntax Forth Lesson 1 - Stack and Numbers Forth Lesson 2 - Stack diagrams and…
Five key lessons from founders who launched social impact startups

Five key lessons from founders who launched social impact startups

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The Tao of Goo: Lessons From a Slime Workshop

The Tao of Goo: Lessons From a Slime Workshop

At WIRED25’s Saturday slime workshop, adults were invited to give in to the powerful, long-suppressed urge to squish gooey things and smell a variety of nostalgic eaux de childhood. Bins full of bright pastels reminiscent of a bubble tea shop wafted scents of coconut cream pie, brown sugar, bread, and oregano. Yes, you could touch…
Three Lessons Bungie Should Learn From Destiny 2’s Season Of The Undying – Forbes

Three Lessons Bungie Should Learn From Destiny 2’s Season Of The Undying – Forbes

Destiny 2BungieWe are less than two weeks away from the launch of Season of Dawn in Destiny, which is arriving far too fast to really absorb most of the feedback from Season of the Undying. And yet Bungie wants feedback all the same, as it’s how future seasons will be shaped, and while generally speaking,…
Lessons from Microsoft’s 250 million data record exposure – Help Net Security

Lessons from Microsoft’s 250 million data record exposure – Help Net Security

Microsoft has one of the best security teams and capabilities of any organization in the technology industry, yet it accidentally exposed 250 million customer records in December 2019. The data was accessible to anyone with a browser, who knew the server location, for about a month in total before an external researcher detected the problem.…
The Return of Fake News—and Lessons From Spam

The Return of Fake News—and Lessons From Spam

Michael Brochstein/Getty ImagesThe information ecosystem is broken. Our political conversations are happening on infrastructure—Facebook, YouTube, Twitter—built for viral advertising. The velocity of social sharing, the power of recommendation algorithms, the scale of social networks, and the accessibility of media manipulation technology has created an environment where pseudo-events, half-truths, and outright fabrications thrive. Edward Murrow has…

Lessons from Stripe

← Home 2019-03 I worked at Stripe for 3+ years, mostly as an engineering manager. The experience taught me a lot. In a few respects though Stripe totally changed my outlook. Here I’ll share what I learned in those areas: optimism, ambition, and recruiting. Optimism Stripe is for optimists. From their values: We believe that…
Lessons learned from building a commercial open source bot development platform

Lessons learned from building a commercial open source bot development platform

As part of the 2nd International Workshop on Bots in Software Engineering (BotSE 2020), I gave the keynote “Lessons learned from building a commercial bot development platform” where I discussed some of the key aspects we have learned while building our opensource and low-code chatbot development platform Xatkit  (see also the Xatkit organization in GitHub)…
Lessons from Six Years as a Solo Consultant

Lessons from Six Years as a Solo Consultant

The beginning of this month marked my sixth anniversary of becoming a solo consultant. I don’t regret my decision and cannot imagine ever giving up solo consulting. I was essential in the implementation of some really interesting projects like infotainment systems for cars and driver terminals for sugar beet and forage harvesters. The income from…

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Video: This is the LG Velvet – Android Authority

LG just published a video teaser of its upcoming “mass-market flagship,” the LG Velvet.The video shows a brand-new design language that includes a fresh take on the camera module. Instead of massive camera modules like we’ve seen on the Galaxy S20 Plus and Huawei P40 Pro, the Velvet opts for an inverted teardrop design. It…

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