For the bulk of 2013, I worked with a talented Viget team to develop Vitae for the Chronicle of Higher Education. Think of it as LinkedIn for people in higher ed. Here’s a screenshot of my favorite feature, a bulk editing interface that uses 15+ custom parsers I wrote:
It was an enormous project, the biggest single project we’ve ever done at Viget (some engagements end up larger, but over a much longer period of time). I’m super proud of the work we did and that the application is seeing considerable growth. A couple blog posts I wrote based on my experiences working on Vitae:
- 2 Feb
Last year, I had the priviledge of working with a talented team at Viget to build and launch a new site for the North American branch of the World Wildlife Fund: This was the first major project … Read more »
- 8 Jul
I’ve been working for PUMA (the shoe company) at Viget for about the last year and a half, developing a content management system (CMS) to drive several of their category marketing sites (including … Read more »
- 7 Feb
I’ve been working on a small site for posting shorter-form writing and music recordings which I’ve called Davidmade. I was using Tumblr for a bit, but I’ve wanted to build a static site … Read more »
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- 11 Feb
I wanted the reader to feel constantly somewhat disoriented and in a foreign place, because I assumed that to be the highest pleasure in reading stories set in imaginary futures.
- 10 Feb
But over the course of this campaign it feels as if there’s been a decline in behavioral standards across the board. Many of the traits of character and leadership that Obama possesses, and that maybe we have taken too much for granted, have suddenly gone missing or are in short supply.
- 10 Feb
Today we’ve got a vintage version of “Want This, Get This”, and its timing couldn’t be better. 2013 is the convergence of two important events in the watch world: the 50th anniversary of the Rolex Daytona and the year in which Tudor makes its American market comeback. Given the historical connection between Rolex and Tudor, we could do a series of “Want This, Get This” focused entirely on these two brands; for example, the Submariners or the Day-Date (and the Date-Day). But let’s instead hone in on two watches: one virtually unattainable to mere mortals and one that will give you the same look and Rolex pedigree without having to mortgage your house.
- 4 Feb
We’ve talked before about how to build a JSON API with Rails 5. We also discussed using Rails 5 in --api mode, serializing our JSON responses, caching, and also rate limiting/throttling.
- 1 Feb
From the Marx Brothers to The Simpsons, Richard Pryor to Amy Schumer: 100 bits, sketches, and one-liners that changed humor forever.