Facebook are famous for their hacking culture and employees frequently participate in internal hackathons to try out new ideas and generally build something cool that will impress their peers. Reportedly as many as 70% of hackathon projects ship and notable Facebook features such as Timeline were the product of hackathons. In addition to internal hackathons Facebook frequently teams [...]
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I am not quite sure what to say I am because I tend to do a lot of different things. I find most things interesting and generally care about doing things well.
My score card:
Business management: 7/10
Team management (especially creative): 8/10
Mobile (topic): 8/10
Web design: 8/10
JS / JQuery / front end: 7/10
iOS apps: 8/10
Game design (casual / mobile): 7/10
Education (of others): 7/10
Science (med / chem / tech): 8/10
Gin & tonics: 10/10
My kids: 12/10
Having a quiet life: -4/10
If I had any spare time I would like to swim, surf, play rugby and read.
On this site you will find an equally diverse set of things but there are really three main threads. There are things that I have made like websites and apps, there are a series of writings about business and anther set about technology and its application including my view of best practice and my little quest to help kids to start coding younger.
I hope you enjoy the contents of my site and feel free to drop me a line if you would like any more information about anything.
“Doing a startup” isn’t easy. Reading tech blogs makes it looks easy. People with obscure ideas seem to raise inordinate amounts of funding with no actual product. Look at Color for pity’s sake (http://gigaom.com/2011/03/24/is-colors-team-really-worth-41m-idea-be-damned/) and they can’t even spell! You hear about how one day an app is blocked by Facebook and then the next [...]