Let’s start with a story about a challenge.
No service or system is ever perfect, or finished. It should constantly be adapting and evolving to meet the needs of its users, and how they work. There’s always something to be done.
And, not too long ago, the Adobe I/O team had some specific changes they wanted to make to improve the product for their users.
“The logging subsystem we previously had inside Runtime was tricky for our team to administer, and needed a bit of improvement”, said senior computer scientist Dan McWeeney.
“As an example, a function logging a large…
People discover new tools and platforms in a variety of different ways.
Maybe you’re the sort of person who likes to keep on top of trends, taking the time to skim each new release to see if it looks exciting. Maybe you’ve moved to another company, and need to get up to speed with their tools and technology quickly. In Anil Vasant Umachigi’s case, it was because he had a problem that needed solving.
Anil works for Accent Group, a wholesale distributor of sneakers with more than 500 stores and 20 online platforms. Accent was looking to implement an Adobe…
A few additional notes for those who attended Content Folks in Newcastle last night…
First of all, thanks very much for having me. I hope my story was at the very least entertaining, and perhaps useful.
Here’s the full version of my audio story. It’s called We Hunt Monsters, and it’s based around a community of Pokemon Go hunters in and around Falmouth in Cape Cod. I’m indebted to Florence Delaney, Barbara Adamson and the rest of the Falmouth group for their time, patience and stories.
I’m a huge fan of podcasts (particularly the scripted dramas and audio stories). …
Communication often doesn’t flow like a river. Most of the time — at a certain scale — it buffers agonisingly like a night of Netflix on an East Coast train.
Meaning goes wonky, or skitters wildly off-course like a flailing live electrical wire. It happens, and we repair the damage where we can.
In many cases, it’s not what we say that counts, but what we say next.
And yesterday, my friends, we fell short.
Eight years ago, I moved from London to Newcastle, and it felt like the end of a journey. My mother was born here, and…