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What is a Startup Studio?
28 July, 2021
Most people confuse Startup Studio with Incubators and Accelerators, but Studios are a completely different animal.
Why your company should remain remote even after the pandemic
19 July, 2021
When the pandemic started back in March 2020, we had no clue on its duration or how life would occur during the following months. But as things kept going and companies understood that they needed to be totally remote to remain doing business, everything went greater than expected. Now we are seeing a backward movement, companies are starting to ask employees to come back to their office twice or three times a week, and some of them moved across the United States to other states or countries. T
How many Software Engineers does it take to launch a Startup?
09 June, 2021
> The answer is 5. That’s it; you need a team with a minimum of five Software Engineers to launch a Startup. If you want to know how I got to that number, stick around. The practical answer to that question is also one. One qualified engineer is more than enough to write a good piece of code to launch a startup. The only factor playing against launching any company with a team of one is that everything moves slowly and when that one person is unavailable, there is nobody else to come to the res
Our 5 Tips for A Better Pointing System
31 May, 2021
Consistency in a pointing system is paramount to a usable system. One of the many reasons a company decides to follow an agile methodology is to avoid the excessive project management costs and time involved in precise estimates and task management. The problem is that most companies want to be agile while still having a pinpoint precision estimate for their launch date. These goals are incompatible. Either you devote a lot of effort to managing the project and estimating work to get a precise
Are you the driver or a passenger in your own career?
21 May, 2021
People often think of their career as something that you develop inside a company. This is only partially true. It is indeed true that a professional’s career growth is more often than not determined by the company they work for, and to move up, specific required goals have to be achieved along the way. Suppose you define career growth solely as the salary, bonus, and benefit brackets that a professional acquires as the job title grows in seniority. In that case, it is 100% true that your caree
How to Start a Career in Computer Science
02 December, 2013
Which way? I still remember asking myself in front of all the possibilities in the field of computer science when I had to decide which one to pursue. So many variables, so many technologies, so many industries, and yet just one life time to pursue one or a few of the various possibilities available. That reminds me of a well known book - there is a line from Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland that relates perfectly to the feeling I had then. Amazed and puzzled in a whole new world, Alice tried to
What Google Trends Has to Say About Censorship
30 May, 2013
While studying about censorship [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Censorship] and the term interest trends world wide, I decided to check on Google Trends [http://www.google.com/trends/explore#q=censorship&cmpt=q] and see how interest have been on the subject. The results are astonishing and reflects the actual opposite of what I thought they would look like. Tons of interesting conclusions could be drawn from Google trends [http://www.google.com/trends/]'s charts. Let's take a peak: The dates on t
Rare recount of escaping North Korea - TED Talk
20 March, 2013
When you think you know anything about how hard life in North Korea must be, it is time for you to watch this TED presentation. Very inspiring to learn about the life of this North Korean that went through hell to escape North Korea and bring freedom to her family. Highly recommend.
You don't know the basics
02 June, 2011
Everybody knows how to breath, and that is taken for granted because we all do it and we all seem to do it right, since we're not asphyxiating. Now, breathing right for proper oxygenation and prevention of side cramps or "stitches" is something totally different. Just came back from my daily walk, and today I tried to sustain proper breathing throughout the exercise. It is amazing how hard it is to get rid of your wrong breathing habits and substitute for a right one. I just ended up figuring t
Web Access is a Human Right
15 April, 2011
Yesterday I read an article [http://www.networkworld.com/news/2011/041211-mit-berners-lee.html?hpg1=bn] summarizing a speech from Tim Berners-Lee [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Berners-Lee] at a MIT [http://mit.edu] symposium comparing web access to water. His speech covered other topics on his perspective of the future of the web, but the thing that most caught my attention was his statement that web access should be considered a human right [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_rights]. Li
First thoughts about the event...
09 November, 2008
I went through the first morning of the event, and it was very inspiring. The speakers quality is very ok, and the event very well organized, but the catering service... Ok, we're surviving that and in the end, we came here for brain not stomach food. John Cleese mainly talked about ways of letting and incentivizing your creativity come out from your unconscious. Not a surprise to most of us, interrupting the cognitive process can be a disaster as he said. I believe that, and always tried to fi
16 May, 2007
Yes... That's the name of that almost best seller book (I said best seller, but I didn't mean best book), and I used it as this post's title. Actually, I don't mean to talk much about that book, neither I mean to read it. Most part of those who look forward to read that book, do that with the hope of finding the answer of how to have a money tree in the backyard. First, I would like to state that I believe that money doesn't come without hard work. You can work hard, and make something that giv