Archive for April, 2010

I Don’t Know to CEO: Transforming Passion in Action

On Saturday May 1, 2010, I will speaking on a panel entitled: "Taking Flight - Launching a Belief into a Brand" at the I Don't Know to CEO: Transforming Passion into Action conference at the Annenburg Auditorium at Stanford University. Read more

Social Developers Summit

I will speaking at the Social Developer Summit on June 29, 2010 (9:30-10:20am).  The session will be about Scaling Social Analytics.  I'll cover some of the data analytics I worked on at Mint.com, and propose suggestions for building analytics in from the start to then help with scale. Read more

Team Dynamics

For the past three months, as a startup founder, I have been focused on customer development, creating a product roadmap, understanding the complexities of the industry of my product, and establishing a company culture.  This month in particular I've added another component to the mix: team dynamics. To me team dynamics goes beyond culture fit.  Culture fit is just a sliver, and is tantamount to does this candidate have a personality type that jives with the rest of the members of the ... Read more

Deploy 2010

I will be speaking at Deploy 2010 hosted by Seattle 2.0 on Thursday June 24th at Bell Harbor Conference Center in Seattle, WA.  The focus of my talk is pre-launch planning for startups, geared towards engineering.  I aim to cover technologies to use, best practices, and trade-offs to make before crunchtime! Read more

Careers of the Future: Which One is Right for You?

I will be on a panel at the Invent Your Future Conference for Women, on Tuesday April 20, 2010 (10:15am - 11:45am).  The title of the panel is: Careers of the Future: Which One is Right for You?  The conference will be held at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA. Read more

The Hive is Live!

The BizeeBee team has been hard at work putting together our product.  Our first addition is our blog The Hive.  Please check it out! Read more

My Product Development Process

Design books are some of my most favorite and enlightening reads of all time like: Donald Norman's DOET, John Maeda's Laws of Simplicity, and Indi Young's book Mental Models. They bridge together reason, emotion, and the physical faculties of humans in order to create tools to help people live everyday. As an engineer I have designed software for years, but until my most recent startup I haven't had the opportunity to actually design the user facing component of a product. Here ... Read more