Over the winter holidays, I found some time to work on improving my poker game, reading a couple great books and then applying their theories into practice. While there is no substitute for playing in a casino or at someone’s house, one of the quickest ways to get into a game is to play online poker. There are hundreds of platforms out there, and after playing on a few I thought it would be a fun learning experience to create my own, but with a twist: what if you could have a doc that lets you play poker? Our goal…


This past weekend Google held the qualification round for its third annual Capture the Flag competition, with 25 demanding challenges in categories ranging from cryptography to web to binary exploits. While my skillset goes nowhere near close to that of the talented teams participating from all over the world, I had some time to try my hand at one of the web challenges, Cat Chat, and wanted to document my approach. …


A few weeks ago, I got to be part of something special: the launch of Coda. To add a little ceremony to the occasion (it’s not every day you get to launch a company!), my coworker Chris Eck and I rigged up an old call bell to ring every time someone signed up. Here’s what it looked like:

One of our product managers, Matt Hudson, actually deserves credit for the whole idea. He had a call bell lying around, so we just needed to pick up a few extra parts and go from there. …

Oleg Vaskevich

software engineer @coda_hq. formerly @google @kpcbfellows @shapesecurity @twitter

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