This is extremely powerful. And if you’re not convinced about big data’s role in helping local economies thrive, recognize that Google and Facebook use data as their lifeblood. Google Search, YouTube, Gmail — all of these services offered for free, in exchange for your information.
Gremlin was born out of being on call and not wanting to get paged at 2 am. We knew that pain personally and we knew our solution helped. We spoke to that shared experience and formed a bond of trust. Finally, if you want engineers to do the right thing you need to make it easy and valuable. Solve a pain and make their lives better. Working backwards from that has been an effective strategy for us.
But if you wan’t to build the next $1B+ SaaS app, you have to remember to constantly evolve on top of your product. Don’t build around any one single feature that the competition can rip out. Alternatively, make that one single feature so deeply integrated into everyone else’s product that it’s pointless for anyone else to copycat it.
…versation. Most likely, you guys are both looking for something that will turn into a relationship. Here’s the rule. If you have been inside someone or someone has been inside you, both of you have a right to ask what’s up. If it was just sex for you, then tell them. If you don’t want to be monogamous, then tell them. Don…
… a reason you’re supposed to put on your own oxygen mask on an airplane before helping anyone else. The best things cities can do, both for their local communities and the economy in general, is focus on becoming more self-sufficient.
To start with, lets write something worth showing. We used Datadog here as it had the right recipe: quick to setup, with integrations for everything under the sun (Cory from Stripe also introduced me to them). I linked it into the machines running ScoreShots and our AWS account, and wrote some custom views to show latest posts and other stats.
He says, Sisyphus is the perfect model for us, since he has no illusions about his pointless situation and yet revolts against the circumstances. With every descent of the rock he makes a conscious decision to give it another go. He keeps pushing that rock and recognises that this is what his existence is all about: to be truly alive, to keep pushing.