• Q1 2019 Round-up

    I spent a lot of time this quarter thinking about my programming skills and what to learn next. The industry moves fast. New paradigms emerge every 3 - 5 years that completely changes the way you work and affords you the capability to build new kinds of products. It’s impossible to ignore the current paradigm that is reshaping every digital product we use - Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence.

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  • May 2018 Round-up

    Lot of reading and learning in May. Here are my favorite articles and videos from last month. I’m also making my way through two interesting books - The Tycoons and Alex’s Adventures in Numberland. I’ll report back when I’ve finished reading them. Until then, I hope you enjoy this month’s favorites:

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  • Website refresh

    I’ve been meaning to redesign and cleanup this website for the last 2 years but never got around to actually doing it until today. I’m excited about the final result! Read on to learn about this refresh but first, let’s celebrate..

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  • Moving to Sketch

    I use a number of tools throughout my design process. Typically, I start by logging my research into Evernote and compile my thoughts there. Once I do that, I try to draw a really rough wireframe using a pen and paper. If I’m happy with the general layout on paper, I’ll transfer that wireframe to a tool like Balsamiq if I’m working on a web app or I’ll create a pixel-perfect mockup using Adobe Photoshop if I’m designing a mobile app. In some cases, I’ll even use Adobe AfterEffects to animate the UI so developers can recreate the concept pixel-to-pixel.

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  • My Salesforce $1 Million Hackathon Experience

    A little over a week ago, @jishangiras and I won 3rd place* at Salesforce’s mega $1 Million hackathon. The 2 day event held in San Francisco was nothing short of phenomenal and unlike any I’ve attended before. Jishnu and I won $35,000 for our app - ReachOut (may no longer be functional). Here are my thoughts and a few points on how we did it:

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