My Current System for Todos and Meetings With People I’m Managing

Background I’ve tried lots of different todos and notes systems over time, and as what I’ve done has changed, the systems, tools and software has changed a lot. For our company, we use Asana for project management. However, for certain things, like discussion points for weekly 1on1s, or things to revisit on a recurring basis, … Continue reading My Current System for Todos and Meetings With People I’m Managing

Why vote?

It’s midterm election day tomorrow in the US, and recently I have been trying to convince people to vote. I wrote up a blog post and letter that we emailed to teachers on CodeHS, as well as created a lesson to help give people some basic information on voting. It shows people how to register … Continue reading Why vote?

Better to Get a Half-Baked Blog Idea on the Internet or Not to Write it at all?

Here’s a quick blog thought question: Is it better to get a half-baked idea written up and published on a blog/on the internet or not to publish it at all? Initially it might seem that if you have some half-baked idea it does not make sense to write it up since things on the internet … Continue reading Better to Get a Half-Baked Blog Idea on the Internet or Not to Write it at all?

#FreeIdeas for Twitter — Build in Sources as a Native Feature for Tweets

Twitter is a cool technology tool, but it has a lot of bad things. One of those bad things is the ease with which one can spread misinformation. Twitter should build in source links as a native feature to tweets to help promote better sourcing and reduce the viral spread of fake news. Twitter should … Continue reading #FreeIdeas for Twitter — Build in Sources as a Native Feature for Tweets

My Top Three 5–10 Year Trends of 2017

1. Computer Science Education 2. Distributed Work 3. Cryptocurrency/Blockchain These are three of the trends I think will continue to really emerge in the next five years. They are already here — but mostly all on the fringes, even if they have received some attention. 1. Computer Science Education We’re all in on this one at CodeHS — the top … Continue reading My Top Three 5–10 Year Trends of 2017