Don’t Write Code for a Startup: Confessions of a developer

Confessions of a serial startup software developer. 1. You’re Giving Up Mentorship You won’t get the mentorship you need from senior engineers. 2. High Breadth but Little Depth There’s too much to do and nobody knows what works yet. 3. You’ll Work Hard Instead of SmartThere’s too much to do and nobody knows what works yet. 4. Hire Fast, Fire Faster I don’t know who coined this phrase, but it always felt irresponsible. 5. Your Equity Is Worth Nothing You’re giving up your salary now in hopes of cashing out equity later.

How to find a niche for your business?

How to find a niche for your business? (Make the most of your marketing efforts, create new categories and rule them) A thread.. 🧵 Many of us fear limiting our…

Do Chance Meetings at the Office Boost Innovation? There’s No Evidence of It.

For some, the office even stifles creativity. As the pandemic eases in the U.S., a few companies seek to reimagine what work might look like. “The idea you can only be collaborative face-to-face is a bias,”  “And I’d ask, how much creativity and innovation have been driven out of the office because you weren’t in the insider group, you weren’t listened to, you didn’t go to the same places as the people in positions of power were gathering?

What EXACTLY is Machine Learning?

What’s machine learning? Not a framework. Not a different language. Not the latest “cool” thing around the Internet. Thread: Let me convince you that machine learning is the best thing…

The problem isn’t remote working – it’s clinging to office-based practices

Do we need to go to offices? Work 9 to 5? At this unique moment in history, employers can rethink everything, says researcher Alexia Cambon. How about the “where” of work? It is apparent just from the language we use that the office is still viewed as the headquarters for work. Even the term “remote” implies that you are away from the place work is usually done. The dominance of the office was necessary in a time without home internet or laptops, but we are long past needing to prove that work can be done outside an employer-owned space. The “how” of work was perhaps the most worrying discovery of our research. There is a long-held assumption that the hallowed meeting is the best way for us to collaborate. This culture of meetings was established in the 1950s, before methods of work that allowed us to collaborate outside meetings (back then, that meant memos passed from one secretary to the next) had today’s speed and efficiency (email, instant messaging, shared drives).

Tech Companies Are Training AI to Read Your Lips

First came facial recognition. Now, an early form of lip-reading AI is being deployed in hospitals, power plants, public transportation, and more. Many of the problems with facial recognition have become public knowledge only within the last several years, due in large part to research and activism by people who were actively being harmed by it. Specifically, the landmark 2018 paper in which Joy Buolamwini and Timnit Gebru first revealed that facial recognition is less accurate for women and people of color.

How to make a living as a creator?

Want to make a living as a creator? Use these 15 lessons from @shl, @naval, and @benthompson to become a successful creator 🧵 1. Many Leaderboards There will always be…