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By Adron Hall on February 28, 2013
Ok, so I think almost everybody has either slammed Marissa Mayer about the new Yahoo non-remote worker policy or said that it’s the medicine they have to swallow. Very few are actually pointing out however, that Yahoo was probably just really bad at managing their remote employees. In the end, I don’t care, that just [...]
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By Adron Hall on September 7, 2012
I was speaking with Krishan Subramanian (@krishnan) and Adam Seligman (@adamse) today. I love talking to these guys. They’re both smart, intelligent and upbeat guys. They see the positive things we’re all working toward and accomplishing in the technology space, specifically around PaaS, Cloud Computing and around the cultural implications of stronger technology communities, involvement …
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By Adron Hall on June 16, 2012
A lot of things were mentioned during the panels and sessions during DeployCon. Some things I agree with, some things I don’t. The “Web Way” There is one prevalent thing that came up over and over, the “web way”. What’s the web way? It is building horizontally, scalable, with RESTful APIs, and applications at an [...]
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By Adron Hall on November 17, 2011
I’m heading off on yet another coding adventure this coming weekend. I can never get enough hackathons, startup weekends, and such. The energy, creativity, and learning is unbeatable at these types of events. This adventure will be mashing up a plethora of APIs (SDKs) and other capabilities to build something cool against. What it may [...]
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By Adron Hall on November 7, 2011
This talk is so right, but could it be so wrong at the same time?
…click through to see the video…
Just watch this, that’s all I have to say. Jason is so right about this topic. Here’s a few quotes to convince you.
“I’m going to talk about work, and why people can’t seem to get things done at work…”
“If you ask people the question, “where do you go when you really need to get something done?” you typically get three different types of answers; one is a kind of a place, a location or a room, another is a moving object, a third is a time…”
“The Train” < – That one caught my fancy, if you've ever talked to be about transit you know that one caught me…
"What you almost never hear people say is "the office""
"Managers and bosses will tell you the distractions at work are things like Facebook, Youtube…" "…and they'll go so far as to ban it…" "…what is this China?!"
"The real problem in the modern office is the M & Ms" < – Oh hell yeah, so very true.
"Manager's jobs are really to interrupt people…" "…they don't really do work so they have to interrupt you."
"You would never see a spontaneous meeting of employees, no, managers do that…"
By Adron Hall on August 19, 2011
Ok, so a question came up recently about hiring people for software development roles. In answering that, the group discussing this started talking about resumes. Resumes, which I’m told mine looks good and reads well, hold a certain value to someone entering the field of software development. There are also major problems with having a [...]
By Adron Hall on July 10, 2011
I miss the mob too… Don’t punish everyone… (Cross-posted @ Composite Code)
By Adron Hall on June 5, 2011
Have you ever worked for a startup? A successful startup? Have you ever seen the excitement in a startup meeting, hackathon, or other event were an idea starts to come to fruition! When the users of the startup’s application finally see it and start getting excited? Have you seen when people get so excited because [...]
By Adron Hall on March 1, 2011
I decided, after poking around with Visual Studio 2010 Templates tonight, to publish a baseline infrastructure using ASP.NET MVC 3 w/ Razor, Entity Framework, and other elements using the .NET stack. So far I’ve only got some skeleton code put together for the infrastructure project and posted it to my github repo. I’d be open [...]
By Hutch Carpenter on July 15, 2010
Social objects. Familiar with that term? If you’re steeped in social media and Enterprise 2.0, you probably are. If not, here’s a good description by Sarah Perez on ReadWriteWeb: Social objects are objects that connect people with shared interests. Social objects are the core of any social software. They define the experience, the basis for [...]
By Hutch Carpenter on March 24, 2010
Customers have always been core to companies’ existence. An obvious statement for sure. Customers are the source of cash flow, and have historically been thought of in marketing and transactional contexts. But in recent years, we’ve seen the rise of a new way to consider customers. As vital influencers of company activities and strategies. Two [...]
By Hutch Carpenter on February 19, 2010
Collaborative networks can develop superior products more quickly than the old “closed-loop,” one-company model “because the community is wiser than one individual.” Knowledge@Wharton Borderless Innovation: Stretching Company Boundaries to Come Up with New Ideas The value of accessing a collaborative network outside the company walls is nicely articulated in the quote above. Well, why not [...]
By Hutch Carpenter on February 10, 2010
Brian Solis spoke recently on what the future of social networks will be. Ideas, it turns out. As I wrote on another blog post: Solis, leading thinker in the integration of social media and PR, recently spoke on an intriguing concept: ideas connect us more than relationships. The premise of his argument is that ideas [...]