Sean Laurence

167 posts
I’m an American living in Vietnam. I teach English, organize teacher workshops, run an English club and write about the English language.

Full Audio from the Harvard Law Social Media and Behavioral Economics Conference

I was able to attend the Social Media and Behavioral Economics Conference the other day. People from Harvard, Facebook, Twitter and Microsoft spoke. Each of the three panels were super interesting. There was a live webcast and according to this page, “video of the event will be available in the coming days”. If you don’t want to wait I recorded the full audio of the conference:   Panel 1 – Theory and Practice (1 hour, 4 minutes) Panel 2 […]

Mobee Puts a Flag on Old City Hall (Almost)

A fancy steak restaurant, law offices, the National Trust for Scotland Foundation and…Mobee. All are tenants of Boston’s Old City Hall. Mobee isn’t the typical company you’d find in Mayor Curley’s old stomping grounds. They’re a startup on a mission to give businesses that critical last mile data. Last night they threw their official office warming party. It was complete with Mobee themed cocktails, a mascot in a bee costume and a DJ pumping out house music. […]

A Visit to the New Fresh Tilled Soil Office

Note: I made this 24 second video with Directr. Their app is free, easy to use and the videos come out looking great.   I stopped by the new Fresh Tilled Soil office today. It’s an absolutely beautiful space in the recently remodeled Riverworks building. See below for my 24 second video. If you haven’t heard about Fresh Tilled Soil they are a UI design firm for web and mobile applications. Their CEO, Richard Banfield, spends some of his time giving back to […]

3 Tips on How to Hire a Developer

  A medium sized IT consulting company is looking to hire a database developer. How do they actually go about doing that? Getting a large pool of candidates and selecting someone can be stressful. Here are three tips that can reduce the amount of time it takes to hire a developer: 1. Present a Programming Challenge Kids ask A LOT of questions: “Why is the sky blue?” or “How deep is the ocean?”. As they […]

A Little Piece of Thailand in Porter Square

Two friends and I ate at Sugar and Spice in Porter Square tonight. Here’s my review I just posted to Google+: Absolutely delicious. Those are two words that accurately describe our meal. We each ordered one dish and shared: Drunken Noodles, Crispy Duck, Chicken Massaman Curry. Even though it said spicy on the menu for some of the dishes it just added to the flavor. I’m a wimp when it comes to spicy food and […]