We knew there was friction in our Slack App onboarding experience-we just didn't know what to do about it. FullStory revealed the onboarding experience in a way that made it easy to understand-and gave us an idea how to fix it.
Jun 26 2019 · 4 minute read
Grow fits into the future of work by incorporating three people analytics trends: Organizational Network Analysis, individual development through team collaboration, and intelligent nudging.
Apr 9 2019 · 4 minute read
An analysis using predictive models to understand how weather will affect demand for specific cuisines in New York City.
Nov 5 2018 · 3 minute read
Five of my Cornell Tech peers and I were fortunate enough to attend the DigitaLatest conference organized by Michelle Greenwald. Throughout the conference we learned from each company about what makes them unique, how to leverage those differentiators to market more successfully, and about big picture trends. I’m going to focus this blog post on the final category: my takeaways on the big picture trends as perceived by multiple tech titans.
Aug 12 2018 · 5 minute read
I made so many new and diverse friends this summer in gorgeous Ithaca, NY. This is where my classmates and I spent the first three months of our Cornell Tech MBA program. A common goal that unites us is fusing technology with business and creative thinking - a core tenet of the Cornell Tech MBA. We also share the premise that the rapid pace of innovation in the digital age calls for a new approach to the way we learn, collaborate, and craft our experience. With that in mind, as our MBA class of 2019 approached the end of our summer semester in Ithaca, we wanted to crystallize our experiences by reflecting on what had gone well, what could be improved, and what actions we should take going forward.
Aug 8 2018 · 3 minute read
Certain to Win dissects historical warfare strategies through the lens of John Boyd's OODA Loop and derives principles that can be applied to business. Richards argues that we can apply the principles of warfare to the challenges of operating a business because business is a zero sum game played by a 'team' in stressful and uncertain situations. Here are the key concepts...
Jun 7 2018 · 4 minute read
This analysis is focused on HashChain Technologies, Inc. They were founded on August 15th, 2017 and operate in the rapidly expanding cryptocurrency market. On September 25th, 2017 raised $4.4M and went public on December 18th, 2017 on TSXV with a ticker symbol KASH. Their market capitalization upon IPO was $108M, however after a 2:1 split on February 5th, 2018 and significant losses in stock price, their market capitalization is now $21.5M.
Jun 5 2018 · 10 minute read
A presentation I gave at the React Dev Summit talking about building reusable components based on a shared language, design system, and component system.
Mar 27 2018 · 1 minute read
In this presentation I teach the students at Codesmith.io about the fundamentals and principles of technical projcet management. I then discuss processes and tools that could enable them to successfully deliver results.
Mar 24 2018 · 1 minute read
In this post I'll talk about the front-end optimizations TpT made to boost webpagetest Speedindex performance by 30 percent!
Aug 16 2017 · 4 minute read
TpT takes performance seriously since it is widely accepted that performance delights users, increases Search Engine rankings and improves conversion rate. In this post, we’ll talk about how we reduced our product page upper 90th percentile response time from 120ms to 20ms.
Aug 2 2017 · 4 minute read
Take a deep dive into TpT's JIRA process and workflow
Jul 5 2017 · 4 minute read
This post outlines our video processing infrastructure and dives deeply into some of the technical issues we faced while releasing our minimal viable streaming video product.
Jun 30 2017 · 7 minute read
Challenges faced while scaling to serve millions of views per day on AWS using Kubernetes, React, PHP, and Elixir
TpT's product page receives ~2 million pages views per day making it the most heavily trafficked page on TpT. We decided to use a simple UI refresh as an opportunity to migrate the page to our new tech stack. This post dives deeply into the challenges we overcame while scaling the product page on our new infrastructure!
Jun 20 2017 · 10 minute read
A detailed guide to building, deploying and hosting applications on serverless infrastructure.
Jun 3 2017 · 5 minute read
Here at Teachers Pay Teachers, we want to ensure that any change we make to our site benefits our community of educators. In order to do this effectively we take an extraordinarily data driven approach to releasing code. This post shares the details of TpT's A/B testing implementation.
Jun 3 2017 · 3 minute read
The essay I used to apply to Cornell Tech's MBA program
Jun 3 2016 · 8 minute read
A small presentation I gave while working at Bridgewater Associates about the various dimensions that effect the flavor of coffee
Apr 1 2016 · 1 minute read