The 3 1/2" floppy disk as the go-to save icon gets a lot of play, but I don't think enough attention is paid to the venerable trash can icon.
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Over the holidays we sponsored the , a week-long virtual hackathon where participants had to build apps that were useful, beautiful, informative, or just plain cool. Last week Holiday Hack Challenge David Jones , Founder of Pairwise Affinity , was crowned the winner of the hackathon. His project, called Iron TicTacToe, implemented "parallel game tree search" from . We took a moment to ask David some questions about his background and hackathon project.
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As we look forward to 2014, the Percona is already on the horizon. The 2014 edition is April 1-4 at the & Expo Convention Center and Santa Clara in . Two important dates are just around the corner:
• The Call forends November 22nd - submit your proposals now for tutorials, breakout sessions or for our highly qualified Conference Committee…
Today at [...]in , gave a talk titled, "Eliminating branching, nil and attributes - let's get weird." It's always fun to get weird, and I sat in on his talk to see what direction it would take. David mentioned that it's fun to see how we can implement basic constructs in a
…that might reveal how and why people bought music. But there was little support for analyzing it. So David started his own analysis project, surveying a million people about their music. This was brand new data, and he evangelized it within the organization. Everyone wanted some. Once there was a demand for this data, he earned the political capital to dig into the vast troves of historical information.
The second is to treat everything as a study. Many companies like certainty. We've joked …
…that Bruce Lee) with "be like water" and "no method is method", David elevates Kanban's approach to change to a philosophy.
But neither agenda adequately reflects the impact that Kanban can have from the moment it is introduced. It's a paradox often observed: how is it that the start with what you do now method so often heralds such immediate change?
Perhaps we've invested too much in explaining how Kanban works and too little in describing its effects. …
I agree with David, if we are referring to Growth , I have come to realize that a self-funded startup is not trying to reach a 10x return on a multi-million dollar investment. TVbacked startups, but bootstrappers have a very different notion of escape velocity. After almost 100 interviews on
Escape velocity for a bootstrapper might be freedom from the monthly bills, or freedom from a full-time job outside of their startup.don't need to escape from …
David Heineimeier Hansson, the creator ofand partner at in , says that planning is guessing, and for a start-up, the focus must be on today and not on tomorrow. He argues that constraints--fiscal, temporal, or o
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…withand its community. As the company's , David is SoundCloud's external voice, its users' internal advocate, and currently supports the setup of SoundCloud's office.
Prior to joining SoundCloud, David co-founded a web entertainment startup and has a background in marketing and the music industry, where he worked as an A&R and tour manager.
David is a Seedcamp mentor and is passionate about all things tech, start-ups, …