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 […]

World’s Most Popular Professor to Teach EdX Course

“If you take this course, your life will never be the same.” Those are the words of Professor Lewin; the world’s most popular professor. The video lectures for his courses have more than 11 million views on YouTube. Bill Gates has watched all his lectures more than once. The New York Times has dubbed him a “web star”. He risks life and limb in demonstrations that leave a life-long impression on his students. Professor Lewin’s Electricity and Magnetism course […]

An Offline Way to Navigate the MBTA

  In November 2012 1.3 million people rode the MBTA. I’m sure a large percentage of those riders have a smartphone. Some people use an app to get from Wonderland to Haymarket to Copley. What happens when that app doesn’t have Internet access leaving you unable to access the map? I whip out my offline MBTA map! It’s saved in my iPhone Photo Library so I can access it anytime, anywhere. You can download your copy of […]

How to Search for a Job

Each of us has a unique approach to finding a job. In this post I’ll describe how I’ve been conducting my job search. I’m betting this advice will help you land the right job.     Startup Institute I’m an alumni of the Fall 2012 class of the Startup Institute (formerly known as the Boston Startup School). My experience there gave me two golden eggs; a network of awesome people and access to heavy hitters […]