SXSW Interactive 2013: Part 2

SXSW Interactive 2013: Part 2

Day 2 I attended a talk given by David Bellona, a designer from Twitter. His presentation was called Paradox of the Cloud. There was a depressingly low turnout for the event, which was a surprise to me. Nearly everything that we attended (or tried to attend) was...
SXSW Interactive 2013: Part 1

SXSW Interactive 2013: Part 1

The Farm – March 7th, 2013 We arrived in Austin the day before the official start SXSW. We had landed in the afternoon and were greeted by a balmy 55 degree temperature; mild for Texas, but a much needed change from the frigid north we are used to. Ahead of us...
YAGNI and Design

YAGNI and Design

YAGNI (You Aren’t Gonna Need It) is all about avoiding building things you don’t need today. We can’t predict the future so why build in features or architecture that we don’t know that we need. Isn’t it better to keep things simple and...