Tag: WORK

Readings for Lunch — [ 09 Oct 2018 ]

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COMPUTERS

How Does an Intel Processor Boot?

When we switch on a computer, it goes through a series of steps before it is able to load the operating system. This is a very complex and involved process. In this post we will see how a typical x86 processor boots.

WORK

Workplace topology

A very interesting article about a different way to look at practises such as dev ops and design ops, and how we can analyse the topologies within our individual organisations and use this information to design solutions that suit our own specific requirements.

Readings for Lunch — [ 17 Sep 2018 ]

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Essential mathematical GIFs that will make mathematics finally make sense (source)

WORK

My best Extreme Contract lately

Last spring I had again the chance to negotiate an Extreme Contract as a freelance consultant and it went amazingly fine, with a true win-win outcome for me and my customer. I really loved every bit of the story I am about to tell you and I hope it may give you some clue on how a freelance knowledge worker like me could get better deals than usual.

JAVASCRIPT

Dead Simple Animation with React Pose

React Pose finally makes JavaScript animation even simpler than CSS! In this talk by its creator we'll hear about the thinking behind Pose and learn how to perform previously complicated animations in… a flash! 🙂

Readings for Lunch — [ 25 Apr 2018 ]

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Like a painting from the Renaissance. (source)

CSS

CSS Blocks + OptiCSS

Chris Eppstein and the engineering team at LinkedIn have finally released as open source CSS Blocks and OptiCSS, two solutions that promise to breathe new power and ease-of-use into the CSS ecosystem. It's a big day for CSS devs 🎊

WORK

Questions to ask for a job interview at a startup

Via Varya Stepanova
When you're leaving a big company to interview at a startup, there are some hidden questions you might not know to ask. Here are 4 questions you should ask in a startup interview loop.

Readings for Lunch — [ 03 Apr 2018 ]

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Encyclopaedia of Pasta by Chasing Delicious (full-size image)

WORK

What comes after senior developer?

How to deal with the problem that there seems to be an upper limit to technical careers: at one time in our career we have a decision to make if we want to keep being technical or moving into management. It sounds odd, but there is a lot of truth to it.

EVENTS

Presenting Work With Confidence

In a couple of weeks Mike Monteiro, renowned (and controversial) designer, speaker and author, will held a workshop in London. He will share his techniques and ideas on how to deliver effective presentations, how to ask for feedback and how to "take charge of the room".

Readings for Lunch — [ 01 Mar 2018 ]

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Snow in London (source)

SELF IMPROVEMENT

Making Peace with Personal Branding

Via Mohammad Rajabifard
I think of personal branding as anything that helps people find out about you and your work. Is no substitute for doing high-quality technical work; it’s just the means by which you can share this work with a broader audience.

WORK

Aspect of in-company communication for innovation

In the context of communication, transparency usually means availability of information regarding company vision, goals and project specific details. Transparency is crucial to internal communication because it breeds trust, accountability, and open dialogue.

Readings for Lunch — [ 27 Feb 2018 ]

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WORK

How to Scope Work

Scoping is about appropriately setting expectations for yourself, your team, and your clients and managers. It’s a rare skill that separates the amateurs from the professionals. Here some useful tips on how to do it properly.

AUGMENTED REALITY

LukeW's Augmented Reality Examples

Everyone thinks that the next big thing is VR. Luke Wroblewski collects here some great examples of the potential for augmented reality. Looking at them, AR seems more promising and real to me 🙂

Readings for Lunch — [ 12 Feb 2018 ]

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WORK

“I don’t know”

What’s the most confident statement that can come out of someone's mouth? Mike Monteiro has the answer: “I don't know”.
Because confidence can be a slick, dirty word, but is gonna save your career.

ABOUT US

WEBdeLDN

WEBdeLDN is small (but very cool 😎) monthly meet up organised in London. Every month we have a different topic and two speakers to share their knowledge and experience on it. You should definitely come, if you live in London or nearby.
If you want to be notified when a new event is announced subscribe to our mailing list for the events.

Readings for Lunch — [ 06 Jun 2017 ]

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Rain on the wharf – Uberto Barbini (source)

WORK

Burnout due to value conflict

Most people nowadays understand that burnout is a very real threat. The general view around burnout is that the way you get it is by working too much. In reality, there are several reasons for burnout, and one of the big ones is value conflict.

SOFTWARE

A Year of Google & Apple Maps

A very interesting analysis of the differences between two of the biggest map applications, and how they evolved during one year of updates.

Readings for Lunch — [ 02 Jun 2017 ]

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Marked Up Photographs Show How Iconic Prints Were Edited in the Darkroom (source)

PROGRAMMING

70 years ago, six Philly women became the world's first digital computer programmers

Without any real training, they learned what it took to make ENIAC work – and made it a humming success. Their contributions were overlooked for decades.

WORK

The effectiveness of productive work

Ben Frain shares his secret: learning how to focus and applying that focus is the key to not only productivity, but greater happiness in general.

Readings for Lunch — [ 20 Mar 2017 ]

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Annie Easley, Computer Scientist and Mathematician at NASA (source)

WORK

Attempting Deeper Work

For the knowledge worker, success comes from the ability to think and work deeply on something (basically, to get into a state of flow). Jonathan Snook shares his experience on changing his behaviours and work schedule.

DESIGN

Design in Tech Report 2017

John Maeda, in his yearly report of the "State of the Design" in tech.

Readings for Lunch — [ 14 Mar 2017 ]

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A shop window in Dubai, entirely made of paper (source)

WORK

How to Talk About Your Side Projects

Talk about your side projects whenever you get a chance. Side projects can be immensely rewarding to talk about. They demonstrate a lot about how you work.

DESIGN

Sketch 43 is moving to an open file format

This is going to be a game changer: Sketch 43 will move to an open file format (essentially, a big text-based file). Will make even simpler to integrate third party tools and processes with Sketch.

Readings for Lunch — [ 16 Jan 2017 ]

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Without Charles Taylor, we probably would never have heard of the Wright Brothers. Orville and Wilbur Wright hired him in 1902 to work in their bicycle shop. After working for the Wrights for a short time, he was asked to build an engine for their flyer. All of the engine contractors that the Wright brothers had contacted said that what the brothers needed for their flying machine was impossible to create. They needed a gasoline engine weighing less than 200 lbs. and producing eight horsepower. The Wrights asked Taylor to work on the engine while they continued to work on perfecting the aerodynamics of the flyer. Taylor’s experience with engines had been limited to an unsuccessful attempt at repairing one. He ordered a local foundry to produce the crankcase from aluminum and the flywheel from cast iron. When he finished his work on the engine, it weighed a total of 156 pounds and produced twelve horsepower. Just a few months later, this engine would power the 56-second flight that flew the Wright brothers into the history books! – Via Jacopo Romei (source)

DEVELOPMENT

Lessons I learned on development

A lot of good lessons learned by a developer. Maybe obvious, but looks like not learned enough by many of us. A refresher never hurts.

WORK

Working Remotely in Cafes and Possibly Even Surviving

Alternative titles: Retaining Your Humanity While Working in Cafes, or possibly How To Have Your Coffee and Eat It Too, or even the tried and true There’s So Many Damn Weirdos Leeching on the Wi-Fi.

Readings for Lunch — [ 09 Dec 2016 ]

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INSPIRATION

I am not a self-made man.

Via Nikhil Verma
Arnold Schwarzenegger explains in this preface if a book why he does't consider himself a "self-made man" and why we need to treat the world as our classroom, soaking up lessons and stories from everyone, and never stop learning.

WORK

Product Engineering Principles at TransferWise

Harsh Sinha, VP of Engineering at TransferWise, explains how teams with strong key principles help a company to grow quickly without degrade very quickly in chaos and anarchy.

Readings for Lunch — [ 30 Jun 2016 ]

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A last painting from Rembrandt, this time not created by an artist but by a software, an artificial intelligence algorithm. Simply mind-blowing! (www.nextrembrandt.com)

WORK

The Sliding Scale of Giving a F#ck

I heard about this approach some time ago, and recently I’ve found myself using it a lot to avoid bike-shedding and useless discussions. So I'll share it with you too 🙂
PS: you can call “giving a fig” to be polite.

APPS

BitCam

“The most advanced camera for your mini pocket computer.”
Please, look at all the small details and references that this website contains 🙂

Readings for Lunch — [ 25 Apr 2016 ]

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Creating Concorde: the world's first supersonic passenger jet (source)

WORK

Management is great leadership

As a leader, you’re an enabler. It’s your job to be that shit umbrella, to enable people to do their best work and get everything else out of the way. It’s your job to help them to become better.

SOFTWARE

Pyramids and cathedrals

The transcript of an old talk ("The Computer Revolution Hasn't Happened Yet", 1997) still has a lot to say about our industry and our “craftsmanship”.

Readings for Lunch — [ 18 Apr 2016 ]

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Sandy cyberpunk by Marek Lenik (source)

TOOLS

The new Framer is here

Framer is becoming one the favourite applications used by designers to build interactive high-fidelity prototypes for iOS, Android, and mobile/desktop web. The new version promises to be even better than before.

WORK

Ways we work – Geoff Teehan

Geoff Teehan, former co-founder of the renowned agency Teehan+Lax and now Product Design Director at Facebook, tells about his work and role.

Readings for Lunch — [ 15 Mar 2016 ]

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Barcelona Floors, a photographic serie by Sebastian Erras (source)
Tip: don't miss the Parisian floors and Venetian floors too.

WORK

Working for half a day to be more productive

Elliot Jay Stocks on his new ‘Day Plan’ calendar of two main productivity periods: morning for work and afternoon for admin.

GIRLS & STEM

Teach girls bravery, not perfection

Reshma Saujani, founder of Girls Who Code, explains why she has decided to teach young girls to take risks and learn to program .