With fewer than 30 days to Christmas, it’s time to send that wishlist to Santa and start panic buying for your nearest and dearest.
To help you, we’ve put together a few gift ideas for the data, chart, and dashboard lover(s) in your life.
First up, a Galton board. Invented by a Victorian statistician, it has thousands of tiny balls that bounce off a series of pegs, fall to the bottom, and form the Normal Distribution — every time. …
I recently had a chat with one of our software engineers — Carlos — to better understand how he became a Go developer and what projects he’s been working on since joining Geckoboard.
From gaming to distributed systems to football, here’s Carlos’ story.
Tom: Carlos, tell us a bit about yourself!
Carlos: Hello! I’m Carlos. I’m from Brazil and work as a Software Engineer here at Geckoboard. I moved to the UK just over a year ago. I’m a big football fan so after Brazil, England seemed the next best place to be!
How did you first get into development?
I’m quite unusual. …
Like most tech teams, we kick each day off with a stand-up at Geckoboard.
As we’ve grown, these have gradually become more and more hi-tech. We use Zoom so that remote team members can dial in, while those of us in the office gather in our board room for the call.
We struggled with audio quality at first, but ever since installing some sound insulation and upgrading our speakerphone to a Jabra 810, it’s been great.
However, starting stand-up every morning was a PIA! You’d need to: