I hope that picture never goes away.
This past Thanksgiving week, the tech and product team at Gawker got to spend a few days hacking before the holidays. My team — Stephen Kao, Robin Stice and Ali Philippides — collaborated on a content discovery prototype modeled off of the wildly popular dating app, Tinder. Let us introduce you to, Kindr.
Kudos for subtle product placement! :)
Let me introduce you Lali (M, 2280g, 47cm) and Bori (F, 2520g, 49cm)!
For more than a year now I've been involved in large refactoring projects at Kinja, and it's been an instructive journey. I thought I could write a post about some of the code style related things I have learned from these projects so far. Especially that on my current project I work together with a slightly more…
On a lark, I thought I'd use Kinja's tag corpus to cluster blogs based on similarity. It may not be as exhaustive as comparing actual texts, but it is data that is readily available and can be collated relatively easily.
If you attempt to figure out how to deal with people as an engineer-turned-manager, you will find that in the engineering management field only a handful of useful resources are available.
Yesterday I did a presentation at the budapest.scala meetup on Scala's type system, or more precisely, two interesting aspects of it: type algebra and type programming.
I unfortunately missed the first few minutes of this already very short talk, so I couldn't make much sense of the rest at first, but after checking the project's site it sounds really exciting. The concept in short is that small teams of developers write robots who compete in poker tournaments. Their code in master…
10 Kinja's 90's kids will remember
At Gawker Tech, we're currently exploring transitioning some of the features that power Kinja from the monolithic Play applications to service-oriented architecture. Luckily, the most promising avenue for us to pursue is right underneath Play itself - Akka Remoting. Akka enables you to use actors as endpoints that can…