Tag: STARTUP

Readings for Lunch — [ 24 Apr 2017 ]

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Life on Earth – In case you haven't seen one yet, a baby bison… (source)

STARTUP

Is the Silicon Valley dynasty coming to an end?

Ethical lapses at some of the tech industry's biggest companies suggest a chilling reality of what really matters in the world's most rollicking economy.

PROGRAMMING

How to write a simple operating system

How to write and build your first operating system in x86 assembly language, explaining what you need, and how to take it further.

Readings for Lunch — [ 18 Apr 2017 ]

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Bank Of Canada Urges “STAR TREK” Fans To Stop “Spocking” Their Fivers (source)

STARTUP

101 London Women in Tech to Follow on Twitter

“Where are all of the women in tech?” and “Where are all of the women startup founders?” Well, here's a list for London, with founders, techies, tech press, and investors.

SPACE

Cassini's Grand Finale

After 20 years travelling in the space and collecting data on Saturn and its moons, Nasa has decided to end the journey of the spacecraft by crashing it into the atmosphere of the planet – but not without doing some amazing science on the way.

Readings for Lunch — [ 10 Oct 2016 ]

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“Don't ever let someone tell you, you can't do something.” – You know 😉

STARTUP

MailChimp and the Un-Silicon Valley Way to Make It as a Start-Up

"No venture capital, no Bay Area presence, no crazy burn rate: MailChimp’s founders built the company slowly by anticipating customers’ needs and following their instincts."

DESIGN

Eight don’ts for your Material Design app

"Is your app going Material? Here there are my top 8 bad practices to avoid at all costs if you really want to rely on the Material Design system"

Readings for Lunch — [ 23 Sep 2016 ]

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Autumn is here! (source) – Via Liliana Bragading

STARTUP

Startup Pitch Decks

A collection of real fundraising decks from real startups. That's how Youtube, AirBnb, BuzzFeed, LinkedIn an others have all started. Really interesting!

LANGUAGES

Learning Elixir

Chris Bell explains how him and his team at Made by Many have managed to learn a new language like Elixir.

Readings for Lunch — [ 28 Jul 2016 ]

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“Okay Washington Post, you got it. 👍” (source)

STARTUP

Chandeliers and unpaid wages: how Crowdmix blew through £14 million before going bankrupt

Not all the startups succeed. But when they fail in this stupid way, hitting so many people's lifes, it's a thing that makes me sad and angry.

UX

In Defense of the Floppy Disk

Via Blai Pratdesaba
Lis Pardi explains how the usage of certain icons, which may look outdated, actually is not the main problem when comes to usability. And how much user research is important, to challenge our assumptions.

Readings for Lunch — [ 15 Apr 2016 ]

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An unusual view of London – (source)
This is for you, my dear friend: welcome to London!

FUN

Classing Programmer Paintings

This is just been shared and commented on every possible social network, slack channel, developers chat. But I could not miss the chance to share it here too, just in case someone missed it 🙂

STARTUP

If the ship is sinking, go the fuck down with it

Via Katerine Marie
“Here's an insightful and powerful read for people involved in the startup community.”

Readings for Lunch — [ 02 Feb 2016 ]

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Great white shark's predatory behavior captured by underwater drone video (source)

STARTUP

Deliveroo: The making of an on-demand giant

How comes that in just three years Deliveroo has come from nowhere to be one of London’s most talked-about startup? Here the whole story. #mustread

DESIGN

Desktop Neo: Rethinking OS X

Lennart Ziburski, a twenty-one year old design student in Berlin, re-imagined the whole OS X experience in a new, simpler way. Very impressive and well done.

Readings for Lunch — [ 21 Jan 2016 ]

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Lovely illustrations of stereotypical creatives and IT “characters’ – Dmitry Narozhny (source)

STARTUP

Getting from A to (Series) B

City mapper announces their significant fundraise ($40M Series B) and the future of this absolutely fantastic application. And some mystery about robots too.

SCIENCE

Caltech Researchers Find Evidence of a Real Ninth Planet

Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, asteroids belt, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune. And then… the Planet Nine.

Readings for Lunch — [ 19 Jan 2016 ]

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“The impossibility of using more instructions to fix user design flaws.” (source)

STARTUP

Periodic Table of Tech in UK

The 146 startups, VCs, corporate investors, and accelerators shaping the UK tech industry. Key sectors include fin tech, cybersecurity, analytics, and more.

CSS

Line Menu Styles

Need some inspiration for your next website menu style and animation. Here a long list of examples (but don't forget to check the browser compatibility).

Readings for Lunch — [ 14 Jan 2016 ]

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Traffic camera captures glorious image of snowy owl in flight (source)

STARTUP

Simplicity on the other side of complexity

Via Jason Mesut
A great story. A simple concept, easy to grasp and remember. Simplicity is what lies after the complexity, when you can finally synthesise and give meaning to that complexity.

WEB

Web Standards Then & Now

Jeffrey Zeldman, on why separating structure from style and behaviour has been – and probably will continue to be – at the core of the web, and why this separation of powers matters so much.

Readings for Lunch — [ 09 Nov 2015 ]

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Dancing mantises (source)

STARTUP

Reconsider

Do you really need to be a "unicorn", to conquer, disrupt and eat the world to be a successful startup? DHH one of the founders of 37Signals and Basecamp has a clear idea on that.

AD-BLOCKERS

The Economist infected readers with malware

The Economist used PageFair, a technology for web publishers for circumventing ad blockers. When this third-party service got hacked, it started to install a malware remote access tool.

Readings for Lunch — [ 24 Aug 2015 ]

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WEB

A CSS Eulogy

Be prepared to say goodbye to some much loved design patterns and CSS techniques, remember fondly where they came from, why we used them and why are they no longer needed.

STARTUP

16 Startup Metrics

The numbers, measures, and metrics that illustrate the promise and health of a company. From the point of view of one of the biggest VC firms in the world.

Readings for Lunch — [ 23 Jun 2015 ]

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The Ruins of the Soviet Space Shuttle Program (source)

CSS

Solving Problems With Selectors

“CSS is so badly designed. It should be more modular and specificity is a PITA and it just doesn’t make sense”.
Translated: “I like javascript”
So true… 🙂

STARTUP

Don't Fall for the Uber-fication of Sales

Conventional wisdom: If you've got a smart phone, you can outsource a sales force. On the contrary: Spend the extra money to build a team of your own.