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Tell HN: Google are going to finally sunset classic maps
11 points by junto  11 hours ago   7 comments top 4
jacquesm 11 hours ago 3 replies      
There will come a time when companies will realize that change for change's sake is not good. The 'new maps' is a terrible experience so far. It doesn't work in many ways that worked ok in the older version. For instance, the dutch real estate site 'funda' uses google maps as part of their interface. When you're looking at the available houses as a google maps datalayer it forces visibility of all the musea and other major landmarks on the map, and then overrides your clicks on HOUSES (the thing you came for) to display musea and other non-relevant items based on the statistical likelihood that you wanted to click that thing that everybody clicks on.

Google is consistently 'dumbing down' its products and whenever they do the functionality for power users gets worse. Especially in the case of products with an API such dumbing down has side effects for all the companies that used that API to enhance their products.

For the most parts their users will not understand that the sub-optimal experience they are having is a google issue, rather than an issue with the website they are currently visiting.

Very annoying trend.

heroh 1 hour ago 0 replies      
this is almost like google getting rid of discussion search

atleast with maps you have alternatives butwith discussion search, there are no other options...

the voice of the people are forever banished in favor of SEO'd content

sixQuarks 3 hours ago 0 replies      
The thing I hate about new maps is the lack of streetview images in the directions. Why the hell would they get rid of that? It was the most useful thing possible. It showed the exact turning points and exits you had to take via streetview.
kevinkimball 2 hours ago 0 replies      
open street map time :)
Ask HN: Quit my job. Company coming after me
59 points by sriram_sun  1 day ago   42 comments top 14
loumf 1 day ago 4 replies      
IANAL, and this is my 2 cents. Get a good labor lawyer.

1. Did your sign-on bonus state that you had to stay a certain time to keep it. If not, don't give it back. They are hostile (and have already taken hostile actions) and haven't earned consideration. Any payment from you should come with them signing an onerous agreement.

2. If you have to give it back by contractual obligation, then pay the whole amount. You get the tax that was withheld by the IRS when you file. If cash is an issue, tell them you'll send the rest when it's refunded.

3. If they do anything to hurt you, you will be able to sue them for damages. Don't retaliate by naming/shaming/defaming them. Collect as much evidence as possible about whatever they decide to do and just have a lawyer write a letter. Say little to nothing publicly.

4. They are within their rights not to give you a good recommendation. You should not refer anyone to them.

5. I strongly doubt anyone will care what they have to say about you.

6. CA has employee-friendly non-compete. You can't use their secret information, but you can work for a competitor.

7. Quitting after receiving a performance bonus is so commonplace that it's boring. The entire NYC financial and legal industry basically plans their annual personnel strategy around it.

cik 1 day ago 3 replies      
Get a labour lawyer, and get them on retainer. You may not need it, but that's fine. Lawyers hold funds in trust - not that anything can happen, but having them on retainer means that should you be in some sort of sticky situation, you can continue using said lawyer, as they're already on retainer.

Then - stop.

Don't do anything, anything, anything, without a discussion with said lawyer. Follow everything that lawyer says to a T - full stop. The only opinion that matters is the labour lawyer, who will undoubtedly base things on your contract, and any e-mails you exchanged prior to signing said contract.

Phone calls / voice conversations / things that aren't written down are too much of a he said/she said. Don't offer any money, don't so much as have a conversation with the company. For the time being, don't see your old co-workers, don't exchange email, just don't do anything.

tl;dr - Lawyer up

sriram_sun 1 day ago 1 reply      
Contd..4. Lesson learned: The conversation with HR didn't turn out the way I expected. Although I was asked by the HR manager to turn in my resignation, I was unsettled enough by the order to leave that I forgot to give my resignation in writing. I was actually willing to do stay around a even a month for them until they hired a replacement and I had mentioned that to my manager. Not in writing though. Just a note for others. This gave them enough ammo to call a few recruiters and tell them that I quit without even a 2 week notice (Recruiters being who they are immediately called me and told me about other companies that are hiring). Also, my leaving did make life easier for the other developers for a little while.

5. Stay tuned! Not sure what will come out of this, but don't want to go bankrupt or spend a considerable amount of time and resources in court for sure. I'd consider it a win if I can just write a check for the sign-on bonus minus the tax deduction and both parties forget about it. Unfortunately that doesn't seem to be the case.

jaworrom 1 day ago 1 reply      
From what you are saying, it sounds like this company would be best suited to get their HR shit straight, or they will find themselves in a world of hurt down the road. HR Lady's mention that "her mental state was transitioning towards anger" can be described as offensive conduct, and the EEOC would be all over that. Also, The Department of Labor doesn't take too kindly to stuff like this. Do find an Employment/Labor Law Attorney and tell them exactly what you wrote above.
alain94040 1 day ago 1 reply      
1. I usually advise people to talk to a lawyer, but in your situation, nothing has happened yet. The company hasn't actually done anything that should concern you.

2. Follow the letter of whatever deal you had for your sign-on bonus. If your contract says you have to return it, do so. If it says it is pro-rated, do so. Don't invent new rules. If the contract doesn't say anything about returning it, don't.

3. Just make sure that your conduct is above reproach. Don't give them any excuse for going after you for any reason. Act professional, leave, you don't owe them anything.

georgemcbay 1 day ago 0 replies      
1) You need to talk to a lawyer (don't have any Bay Area references, sorry)

2) Don't pay them until you talk to a lawyer.

3) At-will is at-will and businesses are the ones who pushed for this concept, so don't lose any sleep over exercising your right to quit at-will (though I do think it is good professional behavior to give 2 weeks notice, especially if it will help wrap up any loose ends). The timing will always be unfortunate if the company sees you as a high-value contributing employee.

ChuckMcM 23 hours ago 0 replies      
These things happen and it sounds like the company is being jerks about it. Your offer letter will cover the conditions under which you have to return the signing bonus. It may or may not be pro-rated but usually if you quit you do have to give it back. And yes, you have to return the whole amount, when you file your tax return you will get back the withheld taxes in your refund as the bonus will no longer be part of your compensation on your W2.

The whole black listing / smearing thing is mostly just talk. Given that they are that smarmy, others will know that about them as well. Having the 'award' will certainly put the question of who has the sour grapes out there. And hey it has given you some manager types you don't want to work for again. It is always an option of the company to walk you out the door once you decide to move on, that is more common when the company is worried about how your leaving will impact others, but I know of at least one company where it is standard policy.

The only risk of talking to a lawyer here is that they will get all excited and try to get you to take some action. Generally you have to ask, what is it you want? To complain? put a comment up on Glassdoor and move on. A lot cheaper than paying an attorney.

ziffusion 22 hours ago 0 replies      
Do you mind sharing a little about the nature of things that drove you to quit? What got the HR lady and VP-A and VP-B so angry? Who was at fault? Just trying to understand the situation a bit.
StephenGL 21 hours ago 0 replies      
Get off the internet and talk to an attorney.
hga 21 hours ago 0 replies      
Here's something very specific for the lawyer you'll be retaining to do: contact the company's lawyer and point out how stupid they're being, so the latter will tell them how very foolish they're being, but that's OK, he'll just make more money if they don't stop and get sued....
icedchai 23 hours ago 0 replies      
Oh no, VP A, B, and HR lady are mad. How do they expect to "make life difficult" for you? Realistically, there is not much they can do. I wouldn't worry about it unless an actual action is taken.

As for the bonus? Unless you are contractually bound to return it, tell them the money's spent and to write it off.

late2part 1 day ago 0 replies      
You said you were asked to return your sign on bonus. I'd like you to give me $15,000 please.
hellweaver666 12 hours ago 0 replies      
I have to ask... Why are they so angry about you leaving?
morfizm 1 day ago 1 reply      
Startups aren't meant to let one spend time with his family.

It's also quite common that first 4-12 months in a new company (startup or not) are much more demanding than ongoing work (due to ramp up).

Chapter Two of Peter Thiel's New Book
216 points by sama  2 days ago   68 comments top 15
tlb 1 day ago 0 replies      
I highly recommend the whole book.

The biggest danger with this line of thinking is picking a straw man version of what everyone else believes. Or of underestimating the difference between belief and execution.

In this case, few sophisticated investors truly believed that page views were the ultimate metric. But those were one of the few publicly available metrics you could compare between websites. Their problem was in execution (getting better engagement and monetization metrics) rather than mistaken beliefs.

Straw men are common in startup pitches: "Our software will be powerful and easy to use", as if their competitors had a different goal.

So before proceeding on the assumption that everyone else believes something silly, think hard about reasons why it might only appear that way.

Anderkent 2 days ago 4 replies      
> Consider an elementary proposition: companies exist to make money, not to lose it.

I'm not sure I agree with that proposition, at least in the general form in which it's stated.

Yes, the objective of any particular company is to make money. But is that why companies exist? We support the concept of a company, build laws and systems that allow one to be created. And clearly the reason we have those laws and system isn't so that the company can make money.

So the instrumental goal of a company is to make money, but the terminal value of companies existing is something different. Perhaps it's that they help us collaborate on issues that outscale any particular mind (though in that we have to be mindful of the Moloch [1] and keep in mind that corporations think in alien ways [2])...

If so, corporations exist to solve human issues primarily; and making money is only a measure of how successful they are at that.

1: http://slatestarcodex.com/2014/07/30/meditations-on-moloch/

2: http://www.antipope.org/charlie/blog-static/2010/12/invaders...

rcamera 2 days ago 1 reply      
Thank you for talking to Peter and sharing this.

For those interested in more, Blake (the co-author from the book) took Peter Thiel's CS183 class in Stanford, and has class notes freely available on his blog (the notes generated the idea for the book, from my understanding):


I highly recommend the book.

staunch 2 days ago 1 reply      
VCs in the dot com bubble were not confused about whether companies should make money or not. VCs knew exactly what they were doing: making money for themselves. They were raking in millions by pumping up companies and dumping them on the public market. A classic ponzi scheme. Eventually the public market realized what was going on and the party stopped.
sama 2 days ago 1 reply      
clairity 2 days ago 1 reply      
the yc app has a form of this as one of it's questions: "what do you understand about your business that other companies in it just don't get?"

one of thiel's general business examples is "capitalism and competition are opposites". although his point is sound (business schools explicitly teach you to look for ways to avoid/eliminate competition), his definition of capitalism is a bit distorted to make this phrase work. capitalism is a decentralized economic system for deploying capital efficiently based on supply and demand, not simply for accumulating/concentrating capital (which is how thiel sees it).

minimaxir 2 days ago 0 replies      
Another excerpt was posted on Business Insider: http://www.businessinsider.com/peter-thiel-how-to-create-inn...
samirmenon 1 day ago 1 reply      
"Conventional beliefs only ever come to appear arbitrary and wrong in retrospect; whenever one collapses, we call the old belief a bubble."

I couldn't help but feel that, in 10 years, Silicon Valley's current bubble (which Peter Thiel buys into) will seem this way.

quartzmo 1 day ago 0 replies      
Thanks for the excerpt. It's not long, but I enjoyed the writing, it's crisp, fast-paced, and covers a lot of ground. (I imagine Peter's lectures to be similar!)This gave me the confidence to order the book.
iand 1 day ago 1 reply      
I haven't read the book but I'm interested in other people's opinions on how much predictive power is in his ideas. It's clear he, like many other entrepreneur writers, has presented something with good descriptive power. He can describe why something was a good investment or why something else failed, but does he provide any kind of framework for predicting success?
olalonde 1 day ago 2 replies      
"Our contrarian questionWhat important truth do very few people agree with you on?is difficult to answer directly."

Didn't this question originate from Peter himself? I recall he claimed so in an interview from Pando but I can't find the link.

uladzislau 2 days ago 0 replies      
The course (CS183) which this book is based on was outstanding and the authors claim that they extended and improved on the course. I'm looking forward to the book.
graycat 1 day ago 0 replies      
It seems to me that Peter describes a lot of mistakes and then proposes mostly some new ones.

After the initial dust settles, what we wantis a valuable, defensible, first good or a much better,must have and not just nice to havesolution to a problem where such a solution canbe the crucial, nearly sufficient means ofa valuable new company.

Okay, now for the lesson: However we come up withsuch a solution, we have to evaluate it.Well, we can look around just a little andsee that some parts of our society are very good at technical evaluations ofsuch solutions. With everything else beingassumed, a successful technical evaluationis supposed to be able to remove about alldoubt about the business success. E.g., theideal solution would be a one pill, safe, effective,cheap cure for any cancer. Big company? Sure. Done.And we should expect such solutions in other areas.

In particular, we are able to plan, propose, andhave evaluated just on paper solutions formajor problems. Examples: Hoover Dam. The new World Trade Center.The Erie Canal. Powered, controlledflight as the Wright brothers were on theway to Kitty Hawk. The SR-71.GPS. Many more. Evaluated just on paper,and then executed as planned. Sand HillRoad needs to be able to do much the same,and that is much of what Peter is missing.

Instead of such solid history of projectevaluation, Peter goes off on variousemotional reactions to variousirrational flights of triviality in variousheadlines, etc.

Peter, friendly advice: Learn how toevaluate research results and theirapplications to valuable, practical projects.E.g., borrow from evaluations of GPS,the SR-71, Hoover Dam, etc.

eXpl0it3r 2 days ago 8 replies      
Can someone explain to the people that don't understand who "Peter Thiel" is and what this new book is about? I hope, I don't offend anyone by not knowing, I usually just use Hacker News to get some News articles and am not too much involved with YC and the whole community behind HN...
icpmacdo 2 days ago 7 replies      
Awesome I really want to read this book but it is sadly over 30$ up here in Canada.
Ask HN: How do you read technical books?
2 points by quaiks  8 hours ago   8 comments top 6
rubiquity 14 minutes ago 0 replies      

I'm not that smart so I go through tech books slowly so I can hopefully retain more of it and maybe even apply the knowledge day to day as I acquire it. I've always been jealous of people who rip through a dense (knowledge dense, not pages dense) tech book in a weekend and say they got it all.

The books that are more code oriented, I read on the computer so that I can type and run the code as I work through the book.

The books that are more theory or higher level I read on an e-reader.

bgoldste 1 hour ago 0 replies      
I have a nook (needed a reader and couldn't wait for amazon shipping. Retail's not dead!). I'll load up pdfs/ebooks to it and read them when I'm commuting. It's pretty convenient but I do often wish I had a real textbook for really heavy stuff, though probably don't want to either lug that around or even read it on a commute.
poseid 3 hours ago 0 replies      
as someone who just has finished writing a book, I think skimming the TOC and index are an important part to get an idea of the book's content. If I decide I want to delve into the book, I actually still like paper, since you can easy back and forth, and especially diagrams and code often are much more clear in print.
garysvpa 1 hour ago 0 replies      
I prefer eBook!
ainiriand 5 hours ago 2 replies      
From left to right.
PaulHoule 7 hours ago 0 replies      
Ebooks at the gym!
Ask HN: What important truth do very few people agree with you on?
10 points by rblion  17 hours ago   22 comments top 8
techdog 17 hours ago 1 reply      
The idea that No One Is Coming.

No one is coming to fix your problem, help you out, give you the magic "tip" you need, point you in the right direction, throw you a rope, help pay your bills, show you "the way," etc.

"But if I just see the right specialist..." "If I could just hire the right consultant..." "If I could just..."


No one is coming.

You own your problems.

Whatever your problem is -- raising money, finding the "right" therapist, quitting cigarets, finding the right partner, getting the right degree (if I just had an MBA...), learning the right skills -- whatever it is, it's your problem. It's okay to ask for help. But it's your problem. No one's going to fix it on your behalf, make you better on your behalf.

No one is coming.

"Yeah, but..."

No. No one, is, coming.

SpecialAccount 15 hours ago 2 replies      
I keep a few months of food/medical supplies in the house in case of emergency. People think I'm weird for it. And to be clear I'm not a doomsayer and believe I will not likely ever need it. But once I was looking at insurance and considered what I care about in the house. Two things I wouldn't want to lose, my photos and my family. So I got cloud backup for my photos and pulled together some suppliers that would keep the family going in case of emergency.

While I don't think I will ever need it, on a long enough time scale there is bound to be some emergency be it my generation or following ones.

I find it strange most people have contents insurance on their house, to protect tables/chairs/TV's and think I'm strange for this. The way I see it, is while I'm significantly likely more likely to lose my house contents via theft/fire etc, I don't care about these things. And there is nothing a few shopping trips wouldn't fix. However in the rare event food supplies were cut, then I really would care. Also its significantly cheaper than contents insurance actually saving money as I bulk buy food on special I already eat so a bunch of what we eat is on permanent special.

As a side comment the crazy test for people to prep seems to be ask them how the world will end. If they think they know how or when, they're crazy. Otherwise its just being prepared.

cyberjunkie 11 hours ago 0 replies      
That morals and what's right and wrong are not universal, and up to each individual. That you can do whatever you want to do, if you feel it's right. However, when the onslaught of someone else doing something that appears right to them affects you, then, suddenly they aren't doing the right thing.
seanccox 9 hours ago 2 replies      
I'm a generally disagreeable person, so I feel like this could be a long list. Here are my top five:

1) Democracy != voting2) History is a science, with verifiable and repeatable results3) Pacifist direct action (a la Ghandi or MLK Jr.) fails4) History books that lack a 'methods' section shouldn't be taken seriously5) Journalists are not qualified to report on the topics about which they are reporting

dmfdmf 15 hours ago 1 reply      
Ayn Rand was a brilliant thinker that most people are incapable of understanding today. Here are the essentials of Western thought;

Plato => Kant (Primacy of Consciousness)

Aristotle => Rand (Primacy of Existence)

Kant took Plato's work and removed all Aristotelian influence. Rand took Aristotle's work and remove any Platonic influences. The future of Western Civilization depends on rejecting the Platonic line of thought (which is dominant today) for the Aristotelian line of thought.

brudgers 7 hours ago 1 reply      
FIFA is better than the alternatives.
motyar 6 hours ago 0 replies      
Control is an illusion.
bikamonki 15 hours ago 0 replies      
The truth that security is a very expensive illusion.
Ask HN: Who are the best designers in Silicon Valley?
7 points by pkpp1233  13 hours ago   7 comments top 3
vitovito 12 hours ago 2 replies      
Jesse James Garrett gave the closing plenary at IA Summit 2009, and he asked a question of the audience, name some great designers.

And the audience shouted out names.

Then he asked, name the works of design they are considered great for.

And the audience was silent.


Don't look for names. Look for works, and then find out who made them.

If you don't know what's considered good work, don't ask like you asked this question. "Good" is subjective, and design is not art; design has a purpose, is backed by research, has metrics, supports a business model. Rather, you want to study work that solves the problem the designer intended. Maybe they intended to make it easy to book an airline ticket, or maybe they intended to appease ten different executive vice presidents. Pick any work, and learn why it was made that way, and determine if it's great or not (or, more likely, if there are aspects which are great for a particular use case). You could do in-depth interviews, you could do contextual inquiry, you could ask the designer, you could usability test it, you could go through heuristics, you could do GOMS, there are any number of methods.

But don't look for names first.

kcovia 7 hours ago 0 replies      
Probably not what you're looking for, as he does industrial design, not web design, but Jony Ive is definitely up there.
CmonDev 12 hours ago 2 replies      
Try finding the designers behind Microsoft's Metro. Based on the amount of copying by iOS and Android since then, they must be one of the best.
Career progress in big companies
4 points by newantares  12 hours ago   6 comments top 5
rubiquity 3 hours ago 0 replies      
Career advancements in large companies can be rather arbitrary. Some of the worst programmers I've ever worked with were "Senior" or "Staff" level. From my experiences, people get promoted in large companies for a few reasons:

1 - Politics. This is the most obvious one. People in power share power with people they like because it helps them maintain control.

2 - Tenure. Some companies just auto-promote people after a certain period of time. These periods of times can be very long if the company has an older "business" view of tenure and promotions. This doesn't seem to be the case at your company though, given your friends.

3 - Business knowledge over programming skills. I've seen quite a few terrible programmers get elevated to higher positions simply because they had good knowledge of the project. Any time they were in their text editor they were probably doing a disservice to the code, but the companies really valued their domain expertise.

mercnet 5 hours ago 0 replies      
Have you tried asking your manager for a promotion? Be sure to state your case (don't say my friends are already senior). If not start looking internally for a higher position or apply to another company. Many large corporations are no longer loyal to their employees, so why should you?
th1agofm 7 hours ago 0 replies      
128k a year... living in the US... and yet complaining...

I only wish I had my grass that green.

I think you are doing fine sir, just stop comparing yourself to others. If you are unhappy -- change jobs. But don't be a slave to other people opinions about how much money you should be making or your job. You'll always be unhappy that way.

vishalzone2002 5 hours ago 0 replies      
money wise you are in pretty good position. 128k in Seattle is almost 140k in NYC and probably 150k in SF due to the tax difference. Career wise, it might be a good idea to pursue a conversation with your manager on how you can grow. What is it that you are not doing or you need to do that will make sure that you get a promotion in the next cycle.
informatimago 12 hours ago 1 reply      
Well, either you are good and unrecognized, then you may indeed go and find (or make yourself) a better place, or it is that you are incompetent, but badly enough for the big company to bother firing you, and then your best interest is to stay.
Open Source Alternative for Watson Analytics
3 points by elon_musk  9 hours ago   discuss
Coding School vs. M.S. In Computer Science
6 points by MrMonkeyDLuffy  16 hours ago   6 comments top 4
mgirdley 1 hour ago 0 replies      
If you go the MS/BS route, you need find time on the side to actually learn to program. It doesn't happen in the coursework.

Disclaimer: I run a bootcamp in San Antonio.

hkarthik 6 hours ago 1 reply      
Honestly you should just work on a personal project for a few weeks, and apply to a few places as a junior dev. Or go to some local meetups and see if someone will give you a shot. If you're okay with taking below market pay, you can always find a startup to work for that will give you valuable experience on your resume.

If you already have a few Comp Sci courses under your belt, all you need is a project and a local mentor to help you land your first gig.

jtfairbank 14 hours ago 0 replies      
Checkout bloc. They offer a full stack course: https://www.bloc.io/web-development

It will be more focused than a general CS degree, and and a lot faster. Given your previous coursework in the CS fundamentals, I think this is what you're looking for. If its not, I can put you in touch with the founders to see about doing something custom.


Full disclosure: I went to school with the founders. They buy me beer sometimes.

prostoalex 15 hours ago 1 reply      
Most of coding schools would not explore full stack, as their goal is to get you trained in that specific language for that specific platform using a limited set of tools the instructor prefers.

MS curriculum is more likely to get you exposure to operating systems concepts, database theory, multiple programming languages, introduction to subjects like artificial intelligence and machine learning, so that you get a more holistic picture.

What to do if developer has stopped all contact?
11 points by re_hashed  1 day ago   9 comments top 4
gregjor 1 day ago 1 reply      
This happens fairly often. Maybe the developer is in the hospital or dead, but more likely they lost interest in the project, or felt like they were not making enough money on it.

Developers chronically underestimate and overcommit, and then when they realize they've done that they either ask for more time and money, or move on. For their part clients frequently under-specify and then expect the programmer to accommodate feature/scope creep, because every little change is no big deal by itself.

At least half of my clients came to me after their developer stopped responding, or demanded more money. See http://typicalprogrammer.com/the-joys-of-maintenance-program...

If you have a written contract that specifies deliverables and schedule you can sue for breach of contract. In my experience these suits rarely go anywhere unless there's a lot of money involved. If the amount is small enough for small claims court it may not be worth it, and if it's too much for small claims court you will probably have to retain an attorney, pay filing costs, etc. You will need documentation; if you don't have enough the mediator or judge will give equal weight to both sides.

I always advise clients to make sure they have access to their source code and data at all times. I recommend setting up hosting and source code control on accounts you control and give the developer access, but not administrative access. Likewise always register domain names and buy software licenses yourself so you own them. I also advise clients that they need to protect themselves and talk to their developer at the first sign of communications problems -- don't wait for the developer to stop answering emails and phone calls.

If you can find another developer who will work with you and finish the code, great, but good luck finding one. Skilled developers are hard to find, period, and many developers don't want to take on a partly-working pile of code someone else walked away from. You may get a few developers who will tell you what you have paid for is crap and you have to start over. That may be true, but it's also a common knee-jerk reaction when one programmer looks at another programmer's code.

bikamonki 1 day ago 1 reply      
If you have a copy of the source code hire someone else to finish the project. If you do not have it you might have lost time and money. The freelancer will come back if still alive and if there is some good payment left on the contract. Lesson: never hire a dev unless he/she comes well recommended. I am a freelancer with 15yrs of experience, never have I advertized my services b/c this is a business of reputation through word-of-mouth.
kylelibra 1 day ago 0 replies      
What does the contract you signed with the developer say happens in this case?
orionblastar 1 day ago 1 reply      
Communication is always a key factor in whom you hire for freelancing work. Communication is 80% of the job.

If he/she hasn't responded in weeks, then he/she most likely isn't doing his/her job or he/she ended up sick and in a hospital or something.

Some freelancers don't understand the specs or instructions, as many are ESL speakers, you may have to communicate in their native language if English is a bit of a roadblock to them understanding what you want them to do.

You really need to go over the contract this freelancer signed with you, and see what it says about not fulfilling his/her end of the agreement. Stuff like no communication in two weeks should invoke a clause that the freelancer has quit the job and forfeits the pay that the/she would have been paid for those two weeks, and breaks the contract.

Ask HN: Do you hate cooking? What's your solution?
12 points by coryl  1 day ago   14 comments top 11
bbissoon 1 hour ago 0 replies      
It happened by accident. After long coding sessions, time would fly by and instead of cooking, I would just go to sleep. Now I could pretty much eat intermittently and still perform flawlessly. I lived off of canned soup (Progresso).

Slowly eat less and less each day for a week and you'll see.

palidanx 1 day ago 0 replies      
This question resonates with me because I used to have a start-up that was a site for people to learn how to cook. A lot of people in the yuppie demographic told me they wanted to learn how to cook, but in practice the only people really interested in the site were parents.

At the end of the day, the start-up did fail because I think we were targeting the wrong demographic.

Now kind of getting back to your question, cooking really is a time consuming experience. But I think cooking goes a little deeper than the actual act. Taking up cooking in your life almost requires a life change as it alters weekly rhythms and habits. For example if you cooked regularly, you would have to think about what to buy, go to the market, prep the food, cook the food, and then clean up. On the other hand, it empowers you with life skills to eventually help cook if you choose to have a family and gives you control of your health.

As for time, what I would advise is to get a pressure cooker and to freeze things. With a pressure cooker, you can cook chicken thighs in about 10 minutes which is pretty amazing. Pressure cookers have evolved to be much better, and they no longer are the scary things your grandmother might have had in her kitchen.

If you plan your meals right, you can probably freeze half of your portions and then carry it on to the next week.

Lastly I recommend visiting the farmer's market as it will be much cheaper for a single person. You can literally buy 3 carrots, 2 potatoes, and a small head of lettuce instead of buying huge bulk in a grocery market. The mark-up might be a tad bit higher, but your food waste will be much more controlled.

georgeam 21 hours ago 2 replies      
I have food allergies which require me to eat mostly home-cookedfrom-scratch meals, and I have a little system for coping with this:

At any time, I have a menu consisting of meals A, B, ... G (each ofwhich could be anything I like to eat which freezes well -- usuallyentrees without the carbs). Because carbs are easier to cook on aweekday with almost no trouble.

However the quantities are what I call a triangular queue. This meansI have

A + 2B + 3C + ... + 7G

(meaning I have one entree of recipe A, two entrees of recipe B, up toseven entrees of recipe G). At this point you can guess the algorithmfor eating -- during any given week, I will eat:

A + B + C + ... + G

(meaning I will eat a different recipe for dinner on each day of theweek). At which point I will have a smaller triangular queue of:

B + 2C + ... + 6G

Then at the weekend, I will batch-cook 7 new entrees of a new recipe H(which could be recipe A again if I really like it, or something new).Which brings me "back" to a triangular queue:

B + 2C + 3D + ... + 6G + 7H

It looks too methodical when described in writing, but this allows meto eat a different thing every day of the week, and yet cook only onerecipe at the end of the week. For me that is a HUGE winner.

My freezer needs to have space for 28 entrees, which works well forevery freezing compartment I have had. It helps to use (almost)square tupperware containers (instead of circular ones) to maximizeuse of freezer space. Each container is just big enough to containone meal's entree. And to use postits to label the outside of thecontainer with the date each item was cooked and which recipe it is.And try not to keep anything too long but for me two months (the worstcase) has been perfectly fine.

Rather amusing what a programmer will think of in a Kitchen. But hey,it works :-).

The rest of the advice others have given also applies -- using somenice cookbooks, finding a pressure cooker, etc, etc. Also watchyoutube cooking videos. There are a gazillion recipes on youtube, anddepending on your taste, you will probably discover some cooks whoserecipes you like and trust, who make many different recipes under somesort of channel or brand on youtube.

timrosenblatt 1 day ago 1 reply      
First off, accept that without spending huge amounts of money to solve this problem, you're always going to have to do some cooking.

For context: I like to cook. I just generally have other demands on my time, and I need a solution for the 6 days out of the week where I just need to fuel my body.

Being a pragmatic sort of person, I understand the importance of health, so I have a few go-to meals that are delicious (so I'm never "not in the mood" for them), which meet my health needs, and are fast to prepare. The less of a picky eater you are, the better off you are. If you take this mindset far enough, you can dump a can of beans into a sauce and have a healthy-ish meal in 5 minutes.

The other thing I do is pre-cooking and storing. I seem to have a talent for making soup (it's like a really mundane superpower), and it's easy to make a ton of soup at once. I'll eat some of it for a meal on the spot, and then store the rest in the freezer. Google around for instructions on this, there are a few surprise gotchas in the process, but all easy stuff.

dragonwriter 1 day ago 0 replies      
> Its also pretty expensive, the cost of preparing a meal for one is probably close to an actual take out meal.

This may be true if you are both paying for but not accounting for quality in what you are cooking yourself, and/or if you are having lots of waste in trying to cook for one.

> Cooking for yourself is a pretty tiring experience. You have to buy the right materials, store them, cook them, then clean up. Its also pretty expensive, the cost of preparing a meal for one is probably close to an actual take out meal.

(1) Batch cooking and storing is a good solution, (2) Having friends, and alternating cooking with them for shared meals (probably not for every meal, but as part of a mix with other things, inclding #1) is a good approach.

Andrenid 14 hours ago 0 replies      
I like cooking, but I rarely have time so I basically settled on a little system that works for me.

I have a large chest freezer, and it's split roughly 50/50 between assorted bags of premixed snap-frozen vegetables, and freezer bags of 2-servings of meat (for me + wife). The meat bags might be 2 steaks, or 2 fillets of marinated chicken, or 2 fillets of fish.

Each morning before work, grab a random (literally, reach in and grab without really looking) meat bag, stick it on sink to thaw throughout day. In evening, pan-fry or oven-bake the meat, and microwave 2 cups of frozen vegetables for each person.

At most we have 1 frying pan or baking tray to clean, and the 2 plates we microwaved the veges on then ate off.

The only real preperation needed is on shopping day to split the meats into separate bags for the freezer, and because of the chest freezer we only shop once a month or so.

jordsmi 23 hours ago 0 replies      
Since I'm on a low carb diet it can be a pain trying to eat out so I just make all my own food. I really love cooking, but it can get old having to do it every day when you have lots of other things to do.

The two things I do to combat this is to either do batch cooking. I'll make a weeks worth of food sunday evening and put it in the freezer.

Another is I usually just eat one big meal a day. Bulletproof coffee for breakfast, then I'll eat around a 1300 calorie dinner around 5-7pm. The days I eat a smaller dinner I just drink a protein shake to fill up my macros.

zrail 1 day ago 0 replies      
Maybe you could find some like-minded friends and cook for each other a few nights a week. I did this a lot in college. We'd go grocery shopping together, then either cook together or take turns cooking for each other. I find that it's far more fulfilling to cook for someone else than to cook for just yourself, and it helps to spread the costs (and the leftovers).
8joe 6 hours ago 0 replies      
beans and rice. easy, cheap, edible.
actionbrandon 18 hours ago 0 replies      
in chicago: factor75
CocaKoala 1 day ago 0 replies      
Batch cooking and storing was a big thing for me when I was living on my own. Make a big portion of fried rice, and then eat it for the next four days. Make a big portion of ragu and eat it for a week. Some things, like red beans and rice, could last even longer.

It does sort of require being willing to eat the same thing over and over and over again; I'm totally fine with that, but I know that other people (notably my wife) are not.

The other advantage to cooking and storing, for me, is that you can set aside a big block of time on the weekend, for example, and get all the cooking out of the way for the week. And if you're doing large batches, it turns out that you can actually multitask pretty well; when something needs to simmer on the stove for two hours, it's pretty easy to sit down and play a computer game and just get up every 20 minutes or so to stir the pot and then sit back down.

Ask HN: What sites do you frequent that have never been mentioned on HN?
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Ask HN: Should I take the sponsorship deal?
7 points by MateuszMucha  1 day ago   11 comments top 7
seanrrwilkins 3 hours ago 0 replies      
Even without knowing the specifics of the deal, or your site/app traffic, I'd have a hard time accepting the deal based on the exclusivity and cash flow issues in dealing with the bank.

If this bank wants exclusivity, I'd ask for a multiple of their offer. If they don't want to pay it, you can easily shop this around as a white-label tool to apply to multiple verticals: banks and lenders, restaurants, travel, education, etc.

And don't forget that you will likely not see a check from any corporate customer for at least 120 days assuming 30 day for contract and 90 day terms.

I'd also look at alternative lending tools like SMB loans, gov grants, and SMB funding focused startups.

gk1 1 day ago 0 replies      
I don't have an answer for you, but something to think about is this:

Always consider the background and context of the person who's giving you advice.

They may be smart, successful, and experienced, but they're not immune to bias.

If you're speaking with a YC alum or anyone in the VC world, of course they'll suggest talking to VCs. If you're speaking with someone in the finance/banking industry, of course they'll side with the banking deal.

This includes members of HN, too. Hopefully you're able to take all the advice with a grain of salt and make a decision that you feel is right for you.

alain94040 1 day ago 0 replies      
The reason startup people are telling you to not do the deal with the bank: banks are large corporations that move extremely slowly. Even going from a verbal agreement to a signed contract may take 6 months. Then getting a check could be another 3 months. Any of those delays could kill you at any time, and the bank couldn't care less. So that's where the real risk is for you: too much imbalance between the two parties of the deal.

That being said, you got to do whatever it takes, so if that's the only way to survive, then sure, do it. Talking to VCs will not be much faster anyway. Angels could help faster probably, if that works for you.

fapi1974 1 day ago 0 replies      
With the caveat that there is no right answer, I can tell you as a mobile advertising guy that your users are unlikely to desert you just because you build in sponsorship. Particularly on Android they have been trained to expect ads in free products, and there are plenty of ways to do it so that it flows with the user experience. What I would recommend is that you don't let the bank completely dictate the UI - rather build in the messaging in a way that you yourself would find acceptable. Feel free to ping me if you'd like advice on the ad units.
PeterWhittaker 1 day ago 1 reply      
They pay for development, they get branding, but for how long?

The answer might change your thinking. Exclusively theirs forever, less attractive. Exclusively theirs for a year, then no restrictions on what you do next, more attractive. Theirs for 3 years, then you can take it to others who are not their competitors, perhaps less attractive.

It's all in the details.

loumf 1 day ago 1 reply      
What about white-labeling? Meaning, you keep the version you have and fork one for them with their branding -- non-exclusive.

Perhaps part of the white-labeled app is bank-specific content in addition to branding (a branch locator, for example).

dropit_sphere 1 day ago 1 reply      
Take the money, and spend it veeerrrrrrryyyyyy slowwwwly.
Ask HN: US Digital Services
5 points by kbar13  1 day ago   1 comment top
kbar13 2 hours ago 0 replies      
I asked Mikey Dickerson this question during his Q&A session with Tim O'Reilly at Velocity NYC.

Paraphrased from memory:

18F can be contacted via their email form on at the bottom of their website[0]. The US Digital Service team has some full time staff, but the technical staff is mostly comprised of industry experts who are contracted in more of a consultant type position.

[0] https://18f.gsa.gov/

Over what medium will self-driving cars communicate?
6 points by PublicEnemy111  1 day ago   3 comments top
Ask HN: What's up with Sublime Text?
3 points by tzaman  21 hours ago   11 comments top 4
s9w 13 hours ago 0 replies      
Sublime is more or less in the same state it was for a long time now. Closed source and with a single developer that hardly qualifies as active. Combined with a Forum of intense fanboys and some kind of "salesperson" - both with no connection to reality. There were two (?) recent updates, but not significant and already there were talks about Sublime 4 being a thing. Version 3 was already mainly a number change, as will 4 be with the obvious money grab. So there's just hoping for a wonder to happen.

There's obviously something wrong with the dev, be it loss of motivation or whatever could strike a single human being. That's pretty much expected and the reason this Project needs to be open sourced or stand on more stable foundation (more devs). They need to understand that a closed source editor without active development is a death sentence. People are hesitant to use it because of its unknown future, which hurts the userbase and the ecosystem (packages etc).

Which is a shame, because Sublime could easily be the best editor IMO. Emacs is primitive, as is Vim to a lesser extend. Atom, while interesting and with potential, is unusably slow. Sublime is modern, blazingly fast, is reasonably customizable, has intuitive controls and could be the unchallenged #1 if the dev just got some sense

jere 6 hours ago 1 reply      
>After a month, it pretty much boils down to one difference in my experience: Speed. Atom is significantly slower in everything, opening files, projects, to using plugins.

So then my question is why is Atom so much slower?

farawayea 21 hours ago 3 replies      
The thing Atom has going for it is not being developed as someone's hobby project and being an open source project.

Sublime Text is still being developed by one guy. Sublime Text will cease to exist if that dude stops developing it.

jcanyc 14 hours ago 0 replies      
HN please buy Sublime Text licenses if you're using the product. No excuses, they are way more than fair about offering out a usable honesty based trial.
Ask HN: Percentage table for startups
8 points by husky  1 day ago   5 comments top 2
tptacek 1 day ago 1 reply      
Joel Spolsky wrote the canonical post on this:


Spoiler: "Coming up with idea", "working on initial prototype" doesn't earn you any equity. Also: vesting usually runs 4 years. One year is certainly not long enough.

taprun 1 day ago 0 replies      
I think that such a thing would be very difficult to apply to all startups. When assigning percentages, it should be based upon value provided by each party. I've seen startups where the prototype is something that any developer could kick out in a week. I've seen others where the prototype took months of effort by people with very specialized knowledge.
Ask HN: What's your work computer exit strategy?
8 points by dailen  1 day ago   13 comments top 10
fencepost 21 hours ago 0 replies      
Well-designed cloud services will have a way for you to "de-authenticate" devices. For some of these you may need to be on a real computer not just a phone/tablet.

For some of the synced cloud storage options you may be better off moving all of the files out of that provider's control from another computer so that the removal will have time to propagate back to the PC in question - not all of them offer remote wipe capabilities.

In LastPass, go into your vault in a browser, then Settings. There are areas for both Mobile Devices and Trusted Computers, from which you can disable/delete each entry.

In Dropbox, go into your Account settings, then Security and you can see and manage a list of all devices and applications you've linked with your account. Note that you can ONLY do remote wipe of your Dropbox files if you have Dropbox Pro or Business, but you could presumably sign up for just 1 month of Pro.

If you're using 1Password, the Dropbox cleanup should take care of that since it stores passwords in a folder structure under your Dropbox account.

Google has something similar, particularly if you're using 2-factor authentication. I'm not sure about remote wipe.

Box.com has something similar, go into your account settings and look for the Security tab at the top, but there doesn't seem to be any remote wipe capability.

For bookmarks, I didn't see anything along these lines in the XMarks documentation or my control panel, but I've submitted a ticket to ask them about it.

That's just a starting point, details will obviously depend on what specific services you use.

Someone1234 1 day ago 1 reply      
> So leads me to wonder if this should be some sort of emergency switch like an IFTTT trigger or something that triggers the deletion of certain things on certain devices should I trigger the emergency switch.

Wouldn't take much for that to be misunderstood and for you to get a nice friendly visit from the cops. YOU might know that it only deleted "your" stuff. But your employer might not.

I agree with everyone else in this thread: Stop leaving stuff on work computers. Period. You use a password manager, log it out every single day. You want access to files? Install e.g. DropBox but log in every single day, etc (or use your phone as a USB storage device).

sriram_sun 22 hours ago 0 replies      
Happened to me a few days back. I quit, but was asked to leave pronto.

1. I've been using a password manager I purchased. That was the first thing I uninstalled.

2. Unlink DropBox. Delete the DropBox folder.

3. 4-years is a pretty long time. If I ended up using my work laptop for personal stuff (for instance a friend asks me to review their resume, scanned docs, pictures, rental applications etc.), I create a folder called personal that I can delete. Usually this would be under my DropBox folder anyway.

If I get walked out (i.e. I don't have access to my computer), I wouldn't know what to do. Ideally you would expect IT to wipe the hard disk and re-image the whole disk. I'm not sure it happens as often as it should.

a3n 1 day ago 0 replies      
Minimize things you can't bear to lose or reveal, both electronic, and physical things in your drawers etc. As for physical, I can walk out the door with a small plastic grocery bag (which I actually keep in my desk), and if I couldn't have what I'd put in the bag I wouldn't think twice about it.

I have a few pictures I've uploaded from my camera. They can have them. Same for a few O'Reilly ebooks.

I have a few Firefox bookmarks, and browsing history. They can have them.

I have the LastPass plugin installed, but I don't have it set to stay logged in. I'm always logged out of LastPass, and if I need to get to a site with a LastPass password, I log in, do the thing, and log out.

The only hole that I've pondered is that I'm always logged in to pinboard. I suppose the solution there is to change my pinboard password the evening after being let go, if I remember to do it.

nobleach 1 day ago 0 replies      
Your company may differ, but many have a policy that states ANYTHING you do on a company owned machine is considered open for scrutiny. Some places have a semblance of privacy - meaning they're not going to read your Gmail or mess with your Facebook profile. Upon termination, you surrender any right you have to the data on your machine. So to echo the sentiment of others. Don't use your work machine for private data. This can be difficult, as it's easy to take your laptop on vacation to "do a little work"... and then wind up wanting to check your facebook. For that, I'd suggest logging out when you're done. Don't allow Chrome to remember passwords.
HelloNurse 23 hours ago 0 replies      
A bootable USB pendrive with a live Linux distribution is perfectly suitable for nuking hard drives as fast and conveniently as possible and making sure nobody "inherits" your viruses and badly installed software.

Removing data should actually consist of reloading the last backup on your next computer, at worst launching your regular backup scripts one last time; if you need to improvise an ad-hoc exodus on short notice forgetting something is unavoidable.

robinduckett 1 day ago 1 reply      
Nothing on my work laptop is sacred, work stuff is kept in the cloud or bitbucket/github, personal stuff is on dropbox. I would lose how I've set my dev environment up, but that's about it. I'd just wipe/reinstall.
PhantomGremlin 1 day ago 0 replies      
Here's the most important thing to remember:

You will lose access to that email on the day you are "let go".

edit: same thing for a work phone number.

esw 1 day ago 0 replies      
Honestly, I don't install or save anything on work computers that isn't related to work.
joeclark77 1 day ago 0 replies      
I use LastPass as my password manager. You can set it so that you need to enter your (one) password when you turn on the browser. Tell your sites not to remember your login -- the LastPass browser plugin will remember it for you. That way if you're no longer employed, no one without the LastPass password can get into your personal e-mail. You could, of course, have the browser remember logins for work sites, as there's nothing secret there.

I would also suggest separating your cloud storage. If you have a private Dropbox account, for example, use one of the other services (e.g. OneDrive) for storing work documents. There should be as little mixing as possible.

Crash Avoidance Technology for bicycles and motorcycles
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Ask HN: Do you still use an RSS reader?
48 points by thinkingkong  1 day ago   112 comments top 91
Kronopath 1 day ago 2 replies      
Yes, Inoreader[0]. It's the one that was closest in functionality to Google Reader when it shut down. It's simple and cuts out the bullcrap. Though I've found I've been relying on RSS less these days, just because there are fewer sources I've cared to read from.

[0] https://www.inoreader.com/

sp332 1 day ago 3 replies      
Yup, I used to use Google Reader, but switched to https://newsblur.com/ The app is fast and polished, and the dev is very responsive. https://twitter.com/NewsBlur Hi conesus!
br0ke 2 hours ago 0 replies      
I'm using TinyTinyRSS (ttrss) right now. After google reader was shut down, I was using both ttrss and theoldreader, but found that theoldreader was missing a significant number of entries. Then theoldreader set a cap of 100 feeds for free accounts and removed 30 of my feeds (taking me from 102 to 72...) so now I'm just using ttrss. Open source, has a decent user interface plus free ios apps.
hyperpape 1 day ago 1 reply      
Feedly. I find it has some obnoxious bugs, but I'm too lazy to investigate alternatives.

I get news from Twitter first, though. Feedly is something I check later in the day, or not even once a day.

ElleS 6 hours ago 0 replies      
I use http://flowreader.com/ as my main RSS reader (because I'm part of the team). There's also the option to connect your Facebook news feed and Twitter timeline.

Other great options: http://theoldreader.com/ and http://feedly.com/

jfb 1 day ago 1 reply      
I use Reeder [1], backed by Feed Wrangler [2]. I have a few hundred feeds, many of which rarely update. I find it an invaluable way to keep up with interesting and important news; I use RSS the way many people use Twitter, apparently.

[1] http://reederapp.com

[2] https://feedwrangler.net/welcome.html

projectdelphai 1 day ago 0 replies      
Yeah, Tiny Tiny RSS self-hosted on Heroku.

Here's the link to how I did it: https://projectdelphai.github.io/blog/2013/03/15/replacing-g...

pionar 1 day ago 1 reply      
For about a year (I think, whenever Google Reader shut down), I just stopped using them. I relied on sites like Hacker News to get updates (along with Twitter).

I found recently, though, that it was not giving me all the things I thought were relevant to me (especially in the .NET world, where I work).

So, recently, I started using The Old Reader[0]. It's nice and clean, and unobtrusive. It's not slick, but that doesn't matter to me in this area. If there was a nice CLI reader (like Mutt) for RSS, I'd probably use that. I'm thinking that'd be a nice weekend project.


pllbnk 1 day ago 0 replies      
Feedly. Didn't look long for an alternative after Google Reader shut down and just took the most popular at the time. Aside from a stupid bug which almost always displays incorrect unread item count, I am satisfied with it.
imkevinxu 1 day ago 0 replies      
I still swear by NetNewsWire http://netnewswireapp.com/

My protip is I only subscribe to personal blogs with infrequent update schedules. So no TechCrunch and no Engadget, etc

bonaldi 1 day ago 2 replies      
I use Bazqux, which is absolutely superb:

* Rock-solid, I haven't seen an outage

* Impressively fast (Reeder updates from it much faster than it ever did with Google Reader: I can get all my feeds in one Tube stop's worth of wifi)

* Has good features like filtering (goodbye "latest podcast" spam) and highlighting (only see certain posts from high-volume feeds

* Great keyboard UI on the web.

Can't recommend it enough. I understand it also has an interesting tech stack behind it too.

ecaron 1 day ago 1 reply      
I've bounced between Newsblur & Feedly, but keep sticking with Feedly because of their Android app.

My biggest psychological point that I've learned of myself is I find myself skeptical & leery of long-term using Feedly because they won't take my money. My gut is telling me "I want a RSS Reader with a business model so I know its worth my time investment", although my brain knows that a subscription models ensures viability with the same guarantees as ad models.

lmedinas 12 hours ago 0 replies      
Well for me it's complicated. I use mainly Twitter, G+ or Facebook for news. I find them to suit my needs almost perfectly. Twitter while at work pause to quick check news, G+/Facebook later at home. The downsides is that i got distracted or sometimes i see posts from friends which i don't have a mood/will to see. Besides this Feedly, but Digg is also cool.
rakoo 1 day ago 1 reply      
A different answer: I don't use an RSS reader per se, but I use the rss-to-nntp gateway that gwene.org [0] is. It's hosted by the same guy behind the well-known gmane.org.

I then use the Thunderbird built-in NNTP reader to get all my feeds.

I think this is a good way to do it, because it means we could gather all RSS-retrieving capabilities for common sites and share the items much more efficiently than having everyone poll on all servers. When you think of it, a Network News Transfer Protocol seems to be a good solution for propagating sites updates.

It also means that I don't get to share my "seen/flagged" status across devices, which is good: I have taken this occasion to follow less and less sites, and live more outside of the feeds than inside them.

Note: the web reader of gwene.org (read.gwene.org) seems to be outdated; if you point your news reader at news.gwene.org you will get all the latest entries.

[0] http://gwene.org/

istoselidas 12 hours ago 0 replies      
I've created my own https://github.com/johndel/freeze but this one isn't the last version (too lazy to push it as far as I am the only one using it. I have a private repo also). I feel more comfortable to host my own solution and add custom feature that I want.
8joe 6 hours ago 0 replies      
I don't. I put all of the blogs and websites I follow in categorized favorites folders, and click through them one by one.

I prefer this process to RSS feed readers because 1) it doesn't take much longer 2) you get the full experience that the web designer intended (ie: sidebar content, menus, comments, etc)

rcarmo 13 hours ago 0 replies      
I use https://github.com/rcarmo/rss2imap with a dedicated GMail account. I read my news on any desktop or mobile with a choice of clients (GMail on Android or web works great, although I usually end up reading most of it on iOS or Apple Mail).
edavis 22 hours ago 0 replies      
Yes. RSS is still primarily how I get my news.

As for how, I built my own reader: https://github.com/edavis/river

It generates a roughly reverse chronological "river of news" (http://rsshub.org/feeds/) via a config file I host on Dropbox (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/19853263/Feeds/feeds.txt).

If I may brag, I'm pretty damn happy with how it turned out.

joshfraser 1 day ago 0 replies      
I tried a bunch of them and Inoreader came the closest to filling the gaping hole in my heart left by Google Reader.
pbreit 1 day ago 0 replies      
Yes, digg reader (web version even on iPhone and iPad). Pretty happy with it. My google usage was cut in half.
akkartik 1 day ago 0 replies      
My own invention, because I wanted to live in my browser tabs and not learn a new UI: http://github.com/akkartik/spew. Unfortunately I haven't found the fortitude to deal with mozilla's review process.
hendersoon 1 day ago 0 replies      
Yes, Bazqux.


I've tried all the results of the diaspora of Google Reader and Bazqux is by far the best solution for pure RSS reading. It has a lightning fast super-clean web UI, updates very quickly, has a completely clean interface, and costs $9/year. Well worth it.

They offer a free trial if you want to try it out. I think it lasts 14 days.

Also it works with all the various RSS reader mobile apps; Press, Greader, Reeder, and Mr. Reader.

It does have a terrible name, though.

(Note: I don't get anything for this admittedly glowing endorsement. I'm just a satisfied customer.)

icebraining 1 day ago 0 replies      
Yes. Tiny Tiny RSS (self-hosted): http://tt-rss.org

It's lightweight, has a GReader-like UI, a decent Android app, an API, keyboard shortcuts, etc.

lcedp 1 day ago 0 replies      
Yes, Tiny Tiny RSS hosted (among other things) on VPS for $15/yr
rcjordan 1 day ago 0 replies      
I ended up writing my own using SimplePie. Here's a multifeed demo:http://simplepie.org/wiki/tutorial/how_to_replicate_popurls

With the demise of many of the Craigslist national search apps, I ended up taking SimplePie into that realm and produced a 418-CLfeed search engine for personal use as a collector/hobbyist ...OK, hoarder. Works!

SloopJon 1 day ago 0 replies      
I'll be watching these answers with interest. I used Vienna for a long time, then switched to Google Reader by way of Gruml. Hard to believe it's been over a year, but I pretty much stopped using RSS the day Reader died. (My Firefox session still has a HN tab with the "Google Reader is dead" story.) I've mainly been reading Ars Technica and Hacker News ever since, occasionally slumming it on Daring Fireball when I get bored.
luxpir 23 hours ago 0 replies      
Newsbeuter - 'Mutt for RSS' - fast, most-lightweight, self-hosted on Raspberry Pi. This is after trying TT-RSS and Miniflux (post-Reader). Both decent, but neither as appealing. Miniflux is very attractive, I just prefer the speed of Newsbeuter. Plus using the window/pane arrangement of Tmux with it is always fun. The less is more suckless movement very much appeals.
vzjrz 1 day ago 0 replies      
I've actually really gotten into keeping track of my youtube subscriptions and the only real reliable way I found was to use rss. Because of privacy concerns I've never really used an online rss reader but I have tried a few of the offline clients. I definitely recommend people check out http://quiterss.org/ if they're looking for a new offline rss reader.
Someone1234 1 day ago 0 replies      
Never got into RSS, so no.

Reddit and Hacker News. Aggregates everything together and crops out much of the nonsense (although both have a bias, so some points of view are inherently filtered).

Only big downside is no offline availability. However in my limited trials with RSS the promise of offline was rarely delivered up to a workable standard (e.g. pages would be so mangled it was painful to read them, key images missing, etc).

agwa 1 day ago 0 replies      
Yes, I've been using Liferea [http://lzone.de/liferea/] since 2004. Seeing the rise and fall of Google Reader while meanwhile Liferea steadily progressed from 0.4 to 1.11 I think says a lot about the value of both desktop software and open source. I can still read interesting articles that I "flagged" 10 years ago!
reljac 1 day ago 0 replies      
Feedbin[0] for managing and viewing from laptop, Reeder for viewing on iOS[1]. There's 75+ feeds in my Feedbin account - a few need removed but I'm sure I have a few to add as well.

[0] http://feedbin.com/

[1] http://reederapp.com/ios/

fugue88 1 day ago 0 replies      
tremendo 1 day ago 1 reply      
Yes. Newsblur (after GReader).
Zalos 11 hours ago 0 replies      
Currently I use Digg.coms reader (http://digg.com/reader) as its the closest Ive found to Google Reader. I am a bit of an RSS addict and spend quite a bit of time daily reading through my RSS feeds. I have over a 100 feeds in my reader.
_Nicola 1 hour ago 0 replies      
yes i do, of course!
Koldark 1 day ago 0 replies      
Yes, I just came to this post via Feedly.
luxbock 1 day ago 0 replies      
I didn't use a RSS reader before Google Reader shutdown, and it was actually cries over the event that made me feel like I was missing out on something. Now I'm a happy user of Newsblur and can indeed concur that I was missing out. One man's tragedy is another mans fortune I guess :)
JohnTHaller 1 day ago 0 replies      
I used to use Google Reader but switched to Feedly. When it came to light that Feedly was hijacking social sharing buttons on their site and in their app, I switched to Digg. I mostly use the site on my desktop. I use the Android app as a supplement.
leostatic 1 day ago 0 replies      
I use a combination of Google's Newsstand and Feedly. My must-read subscriptions go to Feedly. Basically blogs of people who I want to follow, some sources related to my local area etc. Others like The Verge, Techcrunch etc. go to Newsstand.
jkmcf 1 day ago 0 replies      
I'm really liking Feedly, and their iOS apps are really nice. I wish they had a cheaper paid version. I don't really need their pro features, but a $10-20/year subscription would be enticing instead of just coasting for free.
BruceIV 21 hours ago 0 replies      
Feedly. You need curation on the Internet, so HN is for the interesting stuff I haven't found yet, and Feedly is for sources with a high signal-to-noise ratio.
gighi 1 day ago 0 replies      
I use feedly and this self-hosted application to read all sections of Hacker News: http://gianlucaborello.github.io/rssify/
thallian 1 day ago 0 replies      
loumf 1 day ago 0 replies      
I use goread.io -- I pay for it, but it's free for you to host yourself on AppEngine. It stays free if you stay under AppEngine free limits.

It's similar to Google Reader in UI and features.

talles 1 day ago 0 replies      
Yes, digg.com/reader
villek 1 day ago 0 replies      
Yes, couldn't read news and follow blogs without RSS.

My setup is FeedWrangler as sync backend and ReadKit on Mac, Mr. Reader on iPad, and Reeder on iPhone.

smacktoward 1 day ago 0 replies      
Yep. Feedly.
jack-r-abbit 23 hours ago 0 replies      
I've been happy with Digg Reader for a long time now. (well, since Google Reader shut. That feels like a long time.)
yabatopia 1 day ago 1 reply      
Absolutely. I have a Feedly Pro lifetime subscription and I use it several times a day. RSS is great, too bad major social networks refuse to use it.
bradfa 1 day ago 0 replies      
Yes. I use Reeder (the old one which is no longer available on the App Store) on iOS with local RSS (it fetches ever time I launch it).
fotcorn 1 day ago 0 replies      
I'm using http://protopage.com, which is an iGoogle clone.
cel 1 day ago 0 replies      
Zweihander 1 day ago 0 replies      
Thunderbird - multi-account Mail and RSS. Following around 40 feeds. Does the job nicely and still upbeat on TB's future.
scolson 1 day ago 0 replies      
Yes, feedly since google reader died. I follow almost 100 different feeds with varying degrees of attention (categorized accordingly)
austinsharp 1 day ago 0 replies      
Yes, Feedly. Works great on web and Android, decently customizable. I don't pay for Pro, the free version has been enough.
ajdecon 1 day ago 0 replies      
At the moment I use feedly, though I may consider newsblur at some point.

I could not live without my rss feeds. :)

devindotcom 1 day ago 0 replies      
Yep. I use Digg Reader - it's clean and simple, despite a few minor features missing from greader.
jeffehobbs 20 hours ago 2 replies      
Yes, Reeder with Feedly as the backend. It's quite good.
sh1n0b1 1 day ago 0 replies      
Yep, Liferea after I got irritated with some inconveniences with Thunderbird
netbek 1 day ago 0 replies      
Yes, Thunderbird. Offline access and having it together with my mail work for me.
quaiks 4 hours ago 0 replies      
elf_m_sternberg 1 day ago 0 replies      
Yes. Liferea. I've been using it pretty much since the Death of Usenet.
jayeola 20 hours ago 0 replies      
Absoloutely. Too many sites, not enough time. feedly
tobik 1 day ago 0 replies      
Yes, Thunderbird through its builtin RSS and newsgroup support (via Gmane).
tobr 1 day ago 0 replies      
Yes, ReadKit on OS X and Reeder on iOS, syncing with Feed Wrangler.
carno 1 day ago 0 replies      
Yes, Feedly. All the other ones I tried are just ugh.
nkcmr 1 day ago 0 replies      
Feedly + Reeder (iOS) + Reeder (OS X)

Gets the job done.

AdamGibbins 1 day ago 0 replies      
Feedbin + ReadKit (OSX) + Press (Android) + Reeder (iOS)
nodivbyzero 1 day ago 0 replies      
rwbhn 23 hours ago 0 replies      
Feedly. Works great on multiple devices.
steanne 1 day ago 0 replies      
i learned of hn through the shared posts on newblur, which means there's at least two of us using it.
smashu 12 hours ago 0 replies      
Feedly, daily.
stoical 1 day ago 0 replies      
Seamonkey's integrated news reader.
dangoor 1 day ago 0 replies      
I use Feedly + Mr. Reader on the iPad
acheron 1 day ago 0 replies      
tt-rss. Works great on my PC but I never found a good solution for reading it on mobile.
sirkneeland 1 day ago 0 replies      
Yes, Feedly.
talleyrand 1 day ago 0 replies      
Yes. Feedly. Constantly...
liquid_x 1 day ago 0 replies      
Feedly + ReadKit on osx
schrodingersCat 1 day ago 0 replies      
Feedly + Reeder on OSX
hadoukenio 23 hours ago 0 replies      
rss2email is pretty good, written by Aaron Swartz
MrDom 21 hours ago 0 replies      
Yes, rss2email.
ssivark 1 day ago 0 replies      
chrawprime 1 day ago 0 replies      
Feedbin + Press
malyk 21 hours ago 0 replies      
Yes, Feedly
akshayagarwal 1 day ago 0 replies      
Yes, feedly.
shanecleveland 1 day ago 0 replies      
ryanjodonnell 1 day ago 0 replies      
Yes. Feedly.
0x006A 1 day ago 0 replies      
Yes, Liferea
lblz12366 11 hours ago 0 replies      
Involute 1 day ago 0 replies      
New Release of MINIX 3 for x86 and ARM is BSD compatible
10 points by sleepy_moose  1 day ago   discuss
WebIDE, Storage inspector, jQuery events, iframe switcher Firefox Dev Tools 34
5 points by rnyman  1 day ago   discuss
Ask HN: Should I hide subculture-specific side-projects from future employers?
5 points by sarciszewski  1 day ago   3 comments top
sarciszewski 1 day ago 1 reply      
The specifics of my project are as follows, in case the specifics help. It's a forum/discussion platform.

The "Good":

- Free and open source (AGPL)

- Will have complete unit test coverage of its base install

- Verifies GPG signatures of third-party dependencies (e.g. PHPUnit) before running them

- Designed to encourage and promote plugin development

- The entire framework uses parameterized queries to prevent SQLi

- Uses HTMLPurifier for preventing XSS

- Has a simple interface for inserting/validating CSRF prevention tokens on POST requests

- Uses Markdown instead of BBCode

- Passwords are derived with bcrypt by default and scrypt if it's available.

- Will ship with Mod_Security rules and NAXSI whitelists (as well as scripts to update them when plugins are added)

The "Bad":

- Branded with/marketed towards the Furry Fandom

What is a minimum YC application?
3 points by dynode  1 day ago   3 comments top
outericky 1 day ago 1 reply      
Corporate structure can be figured out later, but if there are 2 of you, agreeing on a 50/50 split is your best bet...

Deciding if you are for or non-profit can be decided later (add that to the application that you are deciding), but choosing non-profit might help your cause.

Ask HN: How do you use Hacker News on the go?
3 points by xavierxf-  1 day ago   8 comments top 8
techdragon 15 hours ago 0 replies      
I stumped the $ for MiniHack as my iPhone and iPad hacker news client of choice after using about half the other free ones and two other paid ones, totally wish I found this first.


valarauca1 1 day ago 0 replies      

I use the hackernews app by @ashishgandhi. Its okay, there are some serious flaws. Like if you actually sign into the app it breaks and needs to be completely re-installed.

But honestly I comment to much as is, so just reading is likely good for me.

Most other apps I find are very ugly, or lack simplicity of navigation. I just prefer its presentation.

TL;DR I'm trapped in a rut with a semi-broken tool.

qzc4 1 day ago 0 replies      
Just downloaded https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hacker-news-yc/id713733435?m... and commenting from it sucks (you have to tap the little link that shows a web view of the site). Usually I use ihackernews but I can't sign in to it for some reason.
jagermo 22 hours ago 0 replies      
Reader YC on BlackBerry . Works like a charm, not just on the go but while getting the little one to sleep.
codegeek 1 day ago 0 replies      
i use mobile site on android. The best mobile site in my opinion is http://hn.premii.com. There also is http://ihackernews.com but it lacks some features of HN.
canadaj 23 hours ago 0 replies      
I use Hacker News Android and it has suited me well so far.
jpetersonmn 1 day ago 0 replies      
Pulse app on ios.
gwulf 1 day ago 0 replies      
macbook airusepanda.com
[Developers] SMSBump Cloud Messaging API
4 points by iSenseLabs  1 day ago   2 comments top
joshbaptiste 1 day ago 1 reply      
Help Kickstart SF based Mobile fab lab/media lab for edu, art++
9 points by iseanstevens  1 day ago   1 comment top
iseanstevens 1 day ago 0 replies      
If you have any questions, please email i@seanstevens.com. Some applicable links -https://cambridge.nuvustudio.com/studios/telepresence-robots...https://cambridge.nuvustudio.com/studios/arbonauts-2_robots-...https://cambridge.nuvustudio.com/studios/interactive-art-at-...

Those are some of the projects from HS students. Some we have taken further and added to our own art -http://www.sustainablemagic.org

Again, we know our text/branding/video are less than awesome. My Cofounder and I agree on the "big" things, but it emerged at some point that we don't agree at all stylistically. What we are looking for are a few curious individuals and/or startups to take a chance on us. What we lack in polish we make up for in experience, passion and determination. Bunnie even likes us. https://twitter.com/bunniestudios/status/510269089118289920

Ask HN: Is there a time tracker that will pop up?
2 points by thenomad  4 days ago   2 comments top
bob_sadino 4 days ago 1 reply      
what question will pop every 15 minutes

what activity should be tracked

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speek 16 days ago 0 replies      
Weft - http://weft.io - Cambridge/Boston, MA (office is in central sq.)

   ===========================   ====== What we do =========   ===========================
We're the single source of truth in logistics data -- we track every boat on the water, every plane in the sky, and every truck on the ground so that we can know everything that's going on in the logistics world. We do a lot of analysis and optimization, too.

Were working in the largest, least sexy, most invisible industry in the world 90% of everything has been on a ship at one point in time.

The problem -> To try to decrease costs, carries have been increasing the size of container ships. The only problem there is that as container ships get larger, the variability in the global supply chain goes up (e.g. a large ship being late causes a headache to more people than a small one).

How we fix it -> We track every ship on the water and run a bunch of analysis on our data sets so that we can help our customers smooth out the rough edges. (One company we're working with spends 6.5 mil every month on late fees because of these rough edges).

   ===========================   ===== How we do it ========   ===========================
Web/data stack -> clojure + postgres/cassandra/redis/rabbit + ruby on rails + hadoop/EMR (were a SOA shop)

Mobile -> iOS, android in the near term

Algorithms -> a dizzying mixture of oldschool and newschool techniques ;-)

   ===========================   ====== And the rest =======   ===========================
We've got some very interesting partners and customers (ranging from CPG companies and telcos to enterprise software providers to regional and international logistics companies). We also have some top tier investors (a16z, atlas)!

Looking for help on frontend and data science sides! (also looking for experimentalists for fun hedge fund stuff)

If this sounds interesting, please shoot me an email at marc@weft.io!

sophie-g 4 days ago 0 replies      
Ginger.io - Mobile Engineer - Downtown San Francisco - Full Time

Ginger.io is a small team on a big mission to drive better health outcomes. Our pioneering platform combines a mobile app that uses smartphone sensors to passively collect information about an individuals daily behaviors with an analytics engine (based on research from MITs Media Lab) that turns that raw data into health insights. We provide that information back to clinicians or loved ones who can act on it to ensure that at-risk patients receive the right care at the right time.As weve grown, weve become part of the care solution at institutions such as Kaiser Permanente, Novant Health, UCSF, Duke Medical and Cincinnati Children's. In addition, Ginger.io has emerged as a leading voice in the conversation around bringing technology to behavioral health. Ginger.io is part of the Techstars network and is VC-backed by Khosla Ventures and True Ventures.

We come to work each day to revolutionize the way that care is delivered, and we'd love to have you join us.Ginger.io is looking for a mobile developer to help drive the consumer and patient experience on Android. Your core responsibility would be to work with the rest of the Product team to craft the user experience to enhance the patients connection with their doctor. Patient experience is at the core of Ginger.io, and you will be working directly within the Product team to conceptualize, build, test, release and maintain the Ginger.io Android applications.


- Own full lifecycle of Android applications: prototyping, developing, testing, deploying, and debugging

- Work with the iOS team to ensure that the Android app experience is consistent

- Make architectural decisions that balance the trade-off between the level of customization and complexity

- Interact with API team and Design team for resources required to build a solid, slick and performant Android Application

- Write well-structured, maintainable, idiomatic code. Incorporate appropriate level of automated testing and documentation, depending on whether youre prototyping or writing production code

Essential Skills:

- Solid understanding of Android Framework

- Experience developing and deploying production Android apps

Desirable skills:

- Experience leading development of an Android app that has scaled beyond 100k users

- Experience with background data collection, battery-life optimization, local data processing preferred

- Python, Django, Javascript

Ginger.io offers a competitive salary and benefits in San Franciscos Financial District. Our mission-driven culture combines a love of learning with a strong belief that everyone has a voice to contribute if we are to succeed and make a difference. We believe in empowering our team with the tools and transparent culture that we all need to perform and grow.

Apply here: http://ginger.io/jobs/signup/15547/mobile-engineer/

twog 16 days ago 0 replies      
FanJam - http://fanjam.com - Haskell Engineer Remote OR in Chattanooga, TN

Do you love sports & programming? At FanJam, we're building a new kind of fantasy basketball game on web and mobile. Were a small team with backgrounds in startups, consulting, and venture capital. Our team shares a love for either sports or haskell, but we all share a common love for building the best work place.

In this role, you'd be mostly working on our backend in Haskell, developing core components, features and infrastructure. We're looking for people experienced in building large software projects in a functional programming paradigm. You write clean code using a modular approach. You care about things like good API design, know what REST is and how to use its principles (and when not to).

We invest in our people, and team build through whiskey, basketball games, and hack weeks. We keep the fridge stocked, stay as transparent as possible, and will buy whatever resources you need to keep learning (books, screencasts, etc) We're still a small team, so this is a great opportunity to have a big impact on the product and our culture. We're looking for people with a passion for their work with high standards. Ideal candidates have a demonstrated experience hacking stuff; code samples are best (GitHub, a personal website/blog, previous projects are all great).

Skills were looking for

Proven experience in Haskell or other functional programming languages.

Familiarity with Javascript is a big plus, since that means you can handle our client-side too when necessary.

Being able to get things done and to ship code.

Experience with large code bases and structuring code in a modular way.

Affinity with the web, browsers and new web technologies.

Familiarity with basic development tools: you know your way around git, bash, grep and sed. You're not afraid to write a shell script to automate some stuff.

Have a good sense of humor and leave your ego at the door

A desire to get better every day

Interested? Contact me toni (at) fanjam.com

Peroni 16 days ago 0 replies      
Lyst Ltd - London, UK - http://lyst.com/careers

Lyst is a leading fashion marketplace - we partner with the worlds top fashion brands and stores to provide people with a personalised way to discover and shop for fashion online. From launch in 2011, Lyst is growing quickly and already generates tens of millions of dollars in sales for the hundreds of brands, retailers and publishers it partners with around the world. Lyst is backed by a range of all-star of investors including Accel (Facebook, Spotify), DFJ (Skype), and those behind Oscar de la Renta, Smythson and Tory Burch.

Behind the scenes we're python & machine learning fanatics.

You may remember us from these posts:

Image Background Removal: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=7340818

Color Detection: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=7353102

Bayesian A/B Testing: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=7815419

OpenRoss fast, scalable, on-demand image resizer: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=7931744

We're actively looking for talented people across the business. We mainly need Front & Back-end engineers, QA/SDET/Developer in Test and Data Scientists to work full-time, on-site in our London HQ.

Dev Blog: http://developers.lyst.com/

Contact me directly if you are interested in finding out more: steve@ly.st

nlavezzo 16 days ago 0 replies      
FoundationDB - Developer; Sales Engineer - DC, Boston, Bay Area

--------------------------------- ---- About FoundationDB ------- ---------------------------------

FoundationDB is the company behind the eponymous distributed database. FoundationDB's primary product - its Key-Value Store - is unique in the database market. It is a distributed, high performance, exceptionally fault-tolerant ordered key/value store that supports true, no asterisk, ACID transactions across all data in a cluster. The unique characteristics of the key-value store make it relatively easy to build stateless layers that expose different data models at the top and store all of their state in they key/value store at the bottom, using ACID transactions. The product vision is to make it possible for organizations to store all of their state in FoundationDB, while providing their application developers access to all of the various data models and APIs that they want to use for their applications.

--------------------------------- - Developer - DC or Boston Area - ---------------------------------

FoundationDB is currently seeking exceptional developers to join our growing team. In this position you will help us continue to build the next generation of transactional database technology. You will work with a team of exceptional engineers with backgrounds from top CS programs, research fields, and successful startups. We dont just write software, we build our own languages, simulations, and state of the art tools to write better software.

Key Responsibilities:

* Working closely with other development team members on core and layer development.

* Thinking about high-level and long-term implications of design decisions

* Taking significant ownership in projects

* Doing a significant amount of actual coding each day

* Contributing to our dynamic entrepreneurial environment Required Skills:

* A good attitude, friendly personality, and strong work ethic

* Strong systems programming experience

* A high level of interest in software engineering and computer science

* Ability to work legally in the US

Beneficial, But Not Required Skills:

* Experience working on large software development projects

* Proficiency in C++

* Experience with distributed systems development

* An interesting portfolio of side projects that show you enjoy solving problems

* Experience interacting with users

* Strong verbal and written communication skills

Apply here for DC area: https://foundationdb.com/jobs/8923-Developer-Tysons-Corner-V...

Apply here for Boston area: https://foundationdb.com/jobs/10443-Developer-Boston-Cambrid...

------------------------------------- Sales Engineer - DC, Boston, Bay Area -------------------------------------

FoundationDB is currently seeking Sales Engineers to join our growing team. In this position you will be the technical representative for FoundationDB's products and services. Your mission will be to work with our Sales team to ensure the successful closure of software and services sales, while laying the foundation for customer success. This role requires deep, hands-on database and/or development experience - you will be much more than a powerpoint jockey. You will be writing Layers and contributing them to the FoundationDB community. You will architect and deliver technology solutions for customers, prospects and partners. Experience with the entire customer success lifecycle is crucial conception, solution architecture, technology evaluation, solution presentation, pilot, production, performance optimization and maintenance & support.

Working knowledge of high-performance cloud architectures and distributed database systems (SQL & NoSQL) as well as hands-on engineering is essential. We're looking for customer-facing, hands-on technologists with a track record of success to join us in locations throughout North America. Sales Engineers are responsible for actively driving and managing the technology evaluation stage of the sales process; working in conjunction with the sales team as the key technical advisor and product advocate. Presenting FoundationDB products as well as building strong relationships with key sponsors both during and after the sales cycle.

The Sales Engineer must be able to articulate technology and product positioning to both business and technical users across a wide variety of horizontal solution landscapes and in vertical industries. He or she must be able to rapidly identify all technical issues of assigned accounts to assure complete customer satisfaction through all stages of the sales process. Sales Engineers must be able to establish and maintain strong relationships throughout the sales, and then customer success, cycles.

An existing network and/or relationships within the DevOps community in Cloud, SaaS, eCommerce, Media & Entertainment and/or Financial organizations is a plus.

Key Responsibilities:

* Partner with the Sales team and Account Executives to achieve defined sales goals.

* Propose technical and business solutions in support of sales activities.

* Present technical and business aspects of proposed solutions to prospective and existing customers.

* Assist with strategy development within the target accounts by building customer relationships.

* Manage target accounts that may span multiple Account Executives.

* Work with Partners to achieve defined sales goals.

* Lead efforts to ensure the delivery of all technical resources into the sales campaigns.

* Assist in the production of RFPs and other proposals to prospective and existing customers.

* Responsible for development and delivery of consistently high-quality product demonstrations focused on advancing the sales cycle and addressing specific customer needs.

* Responsible for the design and delivery of on or off site technical Proof-of-Concepts for prospective customers.

* Responsible for representing the product to customers; and at field events such as conferences, seminars, etc.* Work with colleagues across the organization to receive the support needed to accomplish the technical goals.

* Creative solution development and presentation based on customer requirements, challenges and needs.

* Sphere of Influence: Sales team, customers and prospective customers, partners

Technical Skills: Experience with one or more in each of the categories below

Engineering: Java, Ruby, Python, PHP, Node,js, C/C++/C#, .NET, SQL, Go, Erlang, Scala

Databases / State Storage Systems: Relational (Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL, PostgreSQL), NoSQL (key value, document, graph, columnar), Time Series databases

Operating Systems: Linux, Windows, Macintosh OS Required Skills:

* 8+ years of related experience in IT.

* 5+ years of specialized experience in software development or software delivery organization.

* Previous experience with architecture, design, build and management of distributed applications, databases

* Previous experience providing database and/or NoSQL solutions

* Previous experience with data infrastructure tools Integration, ETL, MDM, data quality

* Previous experience with Time Series applications

* Experience with Linux, Windows system configuration or Network configuration (TCP/IP, web servers, firewalls, security).

* Extensive experience in production environments (application servers, web servers, databases), together with experience working with DevOps teams.

* History of success with Enterprise customer sales cycles, prototypes or large-scale development and deployment projects.

* Technical depth to respond to all functional and technical elements of RFIs/RFPs.

* Proven success conveying customer requirements to Product Management teams.

* Strong verbal and written communication skills, customer interaction, requirements analysis, presentations, training, requirements specifications, system design, and documentation of user guides.

* Bachelors degree in Engineering, Math, Computer Science, or equivalent background.

* Willingness to travel to customer locations.

Apply here: https://foundationdb.com/jobs/10431-Sales-Engineer?gh_jid=10...

nickpinkston 16 days ago 0 replies      
_______ PLETHORA ______


We're building the future of manufacturing to make hardware as easy as software.

Our customers can make parts (starting with CNC milling) using our robotic factory as easy as AWS - fully automatically.

We're well funded from top investors, generating revenue w/ growth, team of 17, lots of fun/hard problems, and located in San Fran's Dogpatch district.


++ Computational Geometry / Applied Math

++ Robotics / Mechatronics (Software / Hardware)

++ C# devs w/ deep COM-Interop experience

Languages: C/C++, C# (CAD lives in Windows), Python, Javascript

Profile: https://angel.co/plethora

Email me (the founder): nick@plethora.io

Also happy to answer any questions below!

mikeearley2001 7 days ago 0 replies      
Shoe Lovers/Burlingame, CA/Full-Stack Engineer

Shoe Lovers is hiring a Full-Stack Engineer to join it's growing team of 8!

Shoe Lovers (https://angel.co/shoe-lovers) is the worlds largest online community for shoe fashionistas, curated with love. We have grown to 20+M Facebook fans in a little over a year by offering a unique mobile social commerce platform to help passionate women who love shoes to find offers, discover trends around the world, and share their passion with others.

Do you want to be part of a team riding hyper-growth customer acquisition? We are scaling the company to meet demand and offer a continuing array of exciting additional products. We are a small team who are as passionate about our market as our fans are, tackling the challenges of creating a large-scale platform that handles millions of customer interactions daily. We have raised $650k of seed funding and are now looking for key team members who are excited by this challenge of creating the worlds largest fashion social market, initially in Spanish-speaking geographies and later the world. If you thrive in a collaborative high growth environment and can add tremendous value to the team, wed like to talk to you.

As our Full-Stack Engineer, you will work up and down the entire technology stack to build new features and products to drive our continued success, reaching millions of users. You will have a major impact on how the world perceives and interacts with our products. We hope that you'll bring your passion for full-stack development to help us build truly world-class technology and products!

Our stack is a broad SOA platform with Javascript on the front and mostly PHP and Python on the back. We move quickly, strive to release several times a week and believe strongly in automated testing to help maintain our quality and velocity.

If you are interested in this position, please send your resume to: jobs@shoelovers.co

sshrinivasan 16 days ago 0 replies      
Vancouver, BC, Canada (Full stack software developer)

Zymeworks Inc. is a Canadian computational biotechnology company that is developing predictive computational technology for optimizing protein therapeutics. We combine high performance computing, visualization and data exploration tools with leading edge molecular simulation algorithms to build a complete suite of molecular modeling applications geared towards engineering better drugs for cancer and autoimmune diseases. We are looking for a talented full-stack software developer to join our team of developers and scientists to design, build and expand ZymeVault, our in-house laboratory information management suite.


   Developing our data acquisition, processing, analysis, and visualization capabilities.     Creating and evolving front-end web applications and their supporting back-end APIs and operational infrastructure.   Actively coordinating with our R&D teams to find areas of inefficiencies in data processes, and designing and implementing solutions in conjunction with the software development team.   Integrating and maintaining the developed software as part of the entire computational platform.   Experimenting with new technologies and practices that can be integrated within our organization.
Required Qualifications

   A Bachelors degree in Computing Science, Engineering, or equivalent.    Proven experience developing and maintaining web applications, their supporting back-end services and associated infrastructure.   Ability to deliver rapid, iterative prototypes from initial ideas, and a drive for software development  excellence through peer code reviews, automated testing, and systematic deployments.   Fluency in English, spoken and written.
Our Platform

Our software platform is built upon the following technologies:

   JavaScript, including AngularJS, D3 etc.   Python   PostgreSQL   Go (for server development)
Candidates should have an interest in working with some of them, and are encouraged to bring in their own insights and experiences to improve our software platform.

To discover more about Zymeworks Inc, please visit our website at www.zymeworks.com. If you are interested in applying for this position, please email your curriculum vitae and cover letter to careers.1287@zymeworks.com.

psilviam 5 days ago 0 replies      
Adobe Engineering Manager- Basel, Switzerland

We're looking for an Engineering Manager to join the Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) development team (formerly Day Software). AEM is a high class, industry-strength CMS developed over open source projects: Apache Sling [1] , Jackrabbit [2] and Felix [3]. If you want to work for a leading international company and evolve within a team of strong contributors to the Apache Software Foundation [4], send me an email at psilviam at adobe dot com. You can find more details about the job here: http://adobe.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=30643...

[1] http://sling.apache.org/ [2] http://jackrabbit.apache.org/ [3] http://felix.apache.org/ [4] http://www.adobe.com/content/dotcom/en/devnet/opensource.htm....

jamalex 16 days ago 0 replies      
Learning Equality - Python/Django/Backbone OSS developer - San Diego (full-time or intern) or remote (contractor)

## About us

Learning Equality is a recently formed nonprofit that builds and supports open-source (https://github.com/learningequality/) educational software designed to increase learning opportunities for communities with limited or no access to the Internet. We do this work because we believe deeply in the transformative power that learning can have on people's lives, and are passionate about social justice and breaking down the barriers that prevent many people from reaching their full potential and living empowered lives.

We started out as a group of students volunteering on the open-source KA Lite project (https://learningequality.org/ka-lite/), an offline version of Khan Academy, which we first announced publicly in December of 2012. An enthusiastic global response led to a flood of requests for support, features, and partnerships, and we soon realized we needed to establish a solid foundation to support the project and the longer-term vision, so we incorporated as a nonprofit in April of 2013. We have been fortunate enough to raise some funding to support our continued work, and now have 3 full-time employees, as well as a number of contractors and interns, alongside a community of volunteers and open-source contributors. We are leasing space in the Qualcomm Institute Innovation Space on the UC San Diego campus, and collaborate closely with researchers and students across the campus.

We're now looking to grow our core team by hiring someone who will help us to drive our mission and projects forward, playing a strong collaborative and leadership role in both the development process and in the organization as a whole. We have a lot we want to accomplish, and want to continue building a positive, dynamic, and diverse team to help ensure our vision flourishes.

## Our plans

KA Lite has now been installed thousands of times in over 120 countries (https://learningequality.org/ka-lite/map/), in contexts as varied as low-income schools in India, orphanages in Cameroon, prisons across the United States, refugee programs in Lebanon, and First Nations community centers in northern Canada. We plan to continue developing KA Lite, adding features and improving the user experience, and supporting deployments around the world.

Next up, we are preparing for the development of a platform, building upon the KA Lite codebase, that will empower users to create, curate, share, and learn from diverse forms of openly licensed content, in both online and offline environments. This will involve building tools for authoring videos and exercises, an app ecosystem for embedding and distributing HTML5 educational bundles, features for discovering and communicating with other devices peer-to-peer over a local network, interfaces and web-based visualizations for exploring student data, and systems for motivating, engaging, and guiding learners.

## About you

* You care deeply about making the world a better place, believe in the power of learning, strive to promote equality, and resonate with our statement of core values (https://learningequality.org/about/values/).

* You are comfortable in a leadership role, e.g. taking responsibility for a core component of a project, and mentoring students, interns, and contractors.

* You love to build things, and like to think carefully about how best to serve user needs.

* You have skills and experience with web development/design, hopefully using some subset of the following stack: Python, Django, HTML5, Javascript, Backbone.js, and CSS/LESS (visual design tools also a plus).

* FLE is still a small startup, and we each wear many hats, and thus experience in any of the following areas would be valued (though in no way required): Education (e.g. teaching), Networking (protocols, APIs, etc), Databases (schemas, efficiency, replication, etc), Hardware sourcing (finding providers, bulk ordering, build-to-order processes), Quality Assurance (automated and/or manual testing).

## About the job

* We're looking to fill a full-time position (possibly starting with a 3-month trial period contract, as negotiated), with a modest salary, 401(k) matching, and health care options. If you feel you might not yet have enough experience for the full-time position, but are excited about what we're doing, contact us anyway, as we have an internship program that could be a way to learn, and get your foot in the door!

* We offer flexible schedules and vacation time. We emphasize a healthy work-life balance, accomplishing as much as we can while also taking care of ourselves and our families, and having fun!

* Your exact title in the organization would be determined in collaboration with you, on the basis of the skills you bring to the table, and the focus of the role you'll be playing on the team. See our team page for some examples of current and past titles (https://learningequality.org/about/team/).

* You'd be working and living in sunny San Diego, at our offices on the lively UCSD campus. We can help out with relocation costs, and in certain cases we may be able to look at options for remote contract work if you're unable to move.

Apply online at https://learningequality.org/about/jobs/, or reach out to us with any questions at jobs@learningequality.org!

matm 15 days ago 0 replies      
Heap (YC W13) - Software Engineer - San Francisco or Remote


=== What's Heap? ===

Heap is taking a new approach to web and iOS analytics: just capture everything. Whereas other analytics tools require you to define events upfront, Heap lets you run instant, retroactive analytics without writing code.

=== The Role ===

Your creativity and intelligence are much more important to us than your experience with our stack. We're eager to meet all types of engineers, regardless of where you live or what tools you use day-to-day.

Wed like to get to know you if:

* You enjoy teaching yourself whatever is necessary to build something.

* You plow through obstacles.

* Youve written 10,000 lines of code that look really embarrassing in retrospect.

* Youve written 10,000 lines of good code since then.

* You communicate ideas with clarity and precision.

* You make decisions with a preference for empiricism and measurement.

* You like fruit, sunshine, and bad jokes.

Our stack is Node + Redis + Postgres + Backbone + D3. Some things we're working on:

* Data capture. Were integrating with more clients and frameworks, including Android, AngularJS, and Backbone.js, all with virtually no performance overhead or integration cost.

* Real-time infrastructure. We support an expressive set of queries that allow our users to slice and dice the data in arbitrary ways. The results need to come back with sub-second latencies and reflect up-to-the-minute data.

* Data visualization. Simple pre-generated graphs just don't cut it. There's an enormous number of ways to organize the data. Existing tools only scratch the surface.

Heap was in Y Combinators W13 batch. Soon after, we raised a $2M seed round from Ron Conway, Ram Shriram, Sam Altman, Garry Tan, Alexis Ohanian, Harj Taggar, and others.

We work in SF but are absolutely open to remote engineers. Email us at jobs@heapanalytics.com with reasons as to why you'd make a great fit.

patrickyeon 16 days ago 2 replies      
San Francisco - Planet Labs - INTERN/REMOTE/VISA all OK

At Planet Labs we create and manage a constellation of 3U cubesats (30x10x10 cm) with the goal of imaging the entire Earth, every day. As an engineer, you can touch on spacecraft design, optics, communications, image processing, operations/optimization, GIS, and a bunch more. I'm a EE and I'm currently working on groundstation hardware, but there is a lot of work to go around that will push you beyond just web development.

Come build real hardware that will then be sent to space! https://www.planet.com/join-our-team/

Feel free to reach out to me directly: patrick@ you can guess the domain.

akarrer 8 days ago 0 replies      

Web/Software Application Developer Needed for Great Startup in El Segundo.

Aggregage is revolutionizing the world of B2B Media. We will be launching 1,000 business vertical sites over the next five years. We are well funded for the next several years, but our model works with a small team doing big things.We are looking for a full-stack Java web developer. We are a small company and are looking for a solid programmer who can grow with the company. Someone who is a team player. And even if you dont have experience with everything listed in this job description, we offer excellent learning opportunities for those who are eager to expand their skill sets.

Job Responsibilities

Working in a small development team, you will take a central role in the technical design, and development of the front-end and back-end of the application thats written in Java, MySQL, Lucene, JavaScript, HTML/CSS. This application deals with fairly large scale of content and users, so understanding of robust, high-performance sites is a plus.

Job Qualifications

In addition to programming capability, candidates must have experience working on collaborative development teams and good communication skills.

Ideal candidates will have experience building all facets of software systems including the data model, business logic, and front-end.

Knowledge of the following is required:

Java HTML/JavaScript/CSS Java Frameworks such as Spring, Dropwizard, or WicketKnowledge of the following is a plus:Lucene or SOLR jQuery ORM (Hibernate, etc.) MySQL and SQL query tuning Ant/Maven/Git Apache Linux

That said, were mostly looking for great developers who are great to work with. If you dont have experience with everything listed above but are still a solid developer eager to learn new things, you might be a great fit here.

Visit: http://www.aggregage.com/jobs

samchop 16 days ago 1 reply      
MediaFire is hiring!

Developer/Designer Positions | The Woodlands, TX(We're located just north of Houston.)


If you apply, say you heard about the position from Samantha. :) I'm a ux designer trying to rally up some new members for our crew, and we're trying see which outlets are most effective. For more info, you're welcome to email me: samantha.gobert(at)mediafire.com

We're looking for the following:

  * Android App Engineer  * iOS App Engineer  * Backend PHP Developer  * Multi-platform Debug Engineer
MediaFire provides cloud storage solutions across web, mobile, and desktop platforms. Our small Texas team of 30-something is responsible for products that reach a userbase of almost 40 million. Come join us as we work on new products that revolutionize the way people use the cloud!

Our office is very laid back, with free food, weekly Friday lunch outings around town, and pingpong tournaments. Most employees work in an open office environment where we strive to keep communication transparent and free-flowing, with plenty of "break-out" rooms available if you wish to work in private for a while.

A few of our perks:

  * Flexible schedule (you can work 4 days a week if you want!)  * State of the art dual-monitor setup with OS platform of your choosing  * Competitive pay  * 401K, dental, medical, personal insurance, etc  * Did I mention free food? 

We're currently on the lookout for a UX Designer as well, though the job posting isn't online yet. Feel free to email me at samantha.gobert(at)mediafire.com for more info about the designer position or any of the others listed above.

tick113 12 days ago 0 replies      
Dallas, TX: Core Engineer, Cloud Application

At Brainspace (http://brainspace.com), our goal is to meaningfully connect the world. Were building the next generation of web and mobile applications on top of our groundbreaking and patented Brainspace platform, and we're passionate about creating the best possible core technology and user experiences.

We are growing rapidly, and as we do there are plenty of opportunities for engineers to shine. We work in Ruby, Java, and some Clojure, building complex systems with high scalability in the cloud. We're looking for an engineer to work on our core technology and service infrastructure. We are a young, fast-moving start up where everyone has a voice and can make a difference, so you'll play a key role in steering our technical direction as we continue to scale (quickly!).

Some tough things we are taking on:

    * Architecting and building our next generation of web services    * Scaling up our existing systems to handle growing traffic    * Identifying and building key new features for our core technology to meet the needs of our growing customer base
Things youd be doing...

    * Participate in the planning, analysis, design, development and deployment of products, features and enhancements    * Work as part of the development team to establish and apply the latest in engineering best practices    * Build high-performance, scalable applications and APIs
You are a great fit if...

    * You want to solve hard problems    * You think doing analytics in real time at web scale is a fun challenge    * You want to work someplace where cookie-cutter off-the-shelf solutions aren't good enough.    * You want to build something great.    * You are willing to dig into Java, Ruby, NLP, and machine learning. And are not afraid of Elastic Search, Scala, Clojure, or whatever it takes to make great things work at web scale.

    * Expertise in engineering world-class web applications    * Experience with the AWS toolkit (EC2, S3, Elastic Beanstalk, etc) or similar    * Familiarity and experience with modern search architectures    * Experience in scaling a product from hundreds to thousands of users and beyond via load balancing, auto-scaling server deployment, HTTP accelerator caching, reverse proxies, failover, etc.    * Experience with worker queues and clustering.    * Strong understanding of high availability best practices in and out of the cloud * Experience with oAuth and Twitter / Facebook APIs    * Excellent typing ability in the presence of flying nerf darts and RC helicopters
Youll help lead our core development through its current, early stages to post-launch scaling. You love to ship code, have a strong sense of ownership, and an entrepreneurial spirit.

We offer:

    * A great company culture. We work hard and play hard!    * A challenging objective with great opportunity to technically accomplish things you never thought you could    * Competitive Salary, stock options and a 401k    * Generous vacation policy
Do you want to come to work every day and creatively solve big market-driven problems? Our team is devoted to the continual pursuit of technical excellence. We will challenge and support you to get the most out of your potential, and expect you to do the same for us.

Sound interesting? Let's talk. Drop me a note - shayne@brainspace.com

nickbaum 16 days ago 0 replies      
StoryWorth (https://www.storyworth.com) FULLTIME, SF, YC-funded

I'm building the core team at StoryWorth and hiring for three roles:

* Marketing and Partnerships lead. Im looking for someone who can think creatively about our customer acquisition strategy then be highly analytical about executing on it.

* iOS Engineer. Youll be responsible for building our mobile app from scratch, working closely with me on the design and with our web engineer on the backend. Prior experience building an iOS app is required.

* Full-stack Web Engineer. Youll be taking over the core engineering of the site from me, scaling it as we grow and implementing major new features. You need to be comfortable with Python, HTML and CSS. Bonus points if you have an interest in design.

StoryWorth makes it easy for people to privately record their family stories. Each week, we email our customers a question about their life, for example What do you remember about your grandmother? or Tell me about the day you got engaged. All they have to do is reply with a story, either by email or by phone. We save their stories and share them privately with their family.

We have a launched product with paying customers across the country who love our service. This is an opportunity to be part of the core team that is going to help every family in the world record their story for generations to come.

You're a good fit for these roles if you crave a ton of responsibility on a small team. If you're the kind of person who learns by doing, you'll be learning faster than ever before. All roles require 3-5 years of experience.

If you're interested, I'd be happy to tell you more. Email your resume to nick@storyworth.com, I can't wait to hear from you!

davidshariff 15 days ago 0 replies      
Yahoo! (London, UK) - Build products that become a daily habit for millions of users and partners

Our engineers build web applications for some of the most trafficked sites in world, organizing the worlds information for millions of people every day. You will be joining a team of world-class engineers trying to solve some of the hardest problems on the web, building next-generation contextual, personal and socially relevant experiences. If you want an opportunity to make a big impact on a high volume production product, this is the place to be.

About EMEA Search

Use a variety of languages and technologies to make an impact

Develop software that powers experiences on smartphone, tablet, and desktop

Collaborate with and learn from designers, product managers, engineers, and executives

Create technically excellent software iteratively using Agile methods

Drive growth in audience, engagement, and revenue globally


We are looking to hire engineers across the spectrum from junior through to senior, and lead levels.

Backend Software Engineer (Junior/Senior/Lead)

What you'll be doing:

Ingest, categorize, enhance, rank structured data for Shopping, Local, and much more

Design algorithms to deliver contextual, personal, and socially relevant experiences

Use big data and machine learning techniques to enhance understanding and relevance

Define APIs that enable new use cases and engage developers internally and externally


Degree in Computer Science or closely related field

Expertise Java or C++

Expertise in cloud, database, and big data technologies

Expertise in machine learning, natural language processing, or related field

Expertise in creating high-performance, high-quality, reusable software at scale

Expertise in data-informed and test-driven software development practices

Pursues work with energy, passion, drive, and intense customer focus

A personal commitment to continuous learning and self-development

Ability to work well on a team with a positive attitude

Front End Software Engineer (Junior/Senior/Lead)

What you'll be doing:

Develop modern, beautiful, personal, and relevant experiences across devices such as desktop, mobiles and tablets.

Design new advertising products to enhance the user experience and drive revenue

Implement real-time measurement frameworks to help evaluate new features

Work side-by-side, in a cross-functional and fast-paced development environment with PMs, UI & UX Designers, QA Engineers, Editorial, Analyst and Localization teams

Build large, complex web applications that can scale but still perform under the heaviest traffic load

Take ownership of the products you work on, both independently and as part of a team

Evangelise and adhere to emerging standards with technical excellence, coming up with new and creative ways to enhance our users experience

Write both functional and OO lightening fast client-side code, complemented by a wide range of UI testing


--- Extensive experience or knowledge, of some or all of the following ---

JavaScript (ECMA-262, ECMAScript 5, ES6 Harmony)





DOM Levels 1 ~ 3

--- Experience with some or all of the following web technologies ---

Dart, CoffeeScript, TypeScript, Polymer, React etc

Testing frameworks such as Jasmine, Karma, Mocha, Chai etc

Multi-device, cross-browser development techniques, such as caching and optimized rendering performance

Passion for setting and leading front end development standards

Development of medium-to-large scale, complex engineering applications

Attention to providing high quality user experience

Responsive implementation knowledge on mobile and/or tablet platforms

Knowledge of WebKit, Blink, Gecko etc

Differences in JavaScript engines such as V8, JavaScriptCore, DartVM etc

Best practices in DOM manipulation, Garbage Collection, Animation etc

Degree in Computer Science or closely related field.

How to apply?

If you're interested or want to learn more? Email me with a copy of your CV at dshariff@yahoo-inc.com

amitt 13 days ago 0 replies      
Red Hot Labs | http://www.redhotlabs.com/jobs | SF, ONSITE ONLY


We're on a mission to revolutionize how mobile developers acquire users for their apps. Our product, Toro, makes it super easy to split test and optimize mobile marketing campaigns. Were solving one of the necessary, but tedious, parts of launching great mobile apps. We believe in creating delightful experiences that are easy to use, save people time, and, most importantly, save our customers money by improving campaign performance.

This isn't our first trip around the block. Our previous startup was acquired by Zynga and our core technology turned into FarmVille and the rest of Zyngas most successful games. It was a wild ride and now were full steam ahead on a new adventure. We're well backed by folks such as A16Z, Greylock, SVAngel, Data Collective, and more.

We're looking for passionate, energetic, highly talented individuals to join our team. By becoming a foundational member of our team you will help shape the direction of our product, company and culture. Were believe in constantly challenging ourselves to learn new things and would love to teach you what we know and learn from you as well.



We want all engineering members of the team to be full-stack engineers and well-rounded individuals. But, we're especially excited about the following engineering profiles:

  - Senior Product Engineer: You've built products from  concept all the way to   maturity.  You're as opinionated and influential about product as you are about coding.    You're a master at JS/CSS/HTML and customer facing technologies.   Bonus points if youre on-top of your front-end frameworks like Angular   (which we use!), Ember, or Meteor.  - Senior Systems Engineer: You've architected and scaled backend systems to   millions of users.  You've put out every kind of fire and learned a lot in the   process. You understand the tradeoffs of different data stores, server   architectures, and low-level services. 

  - Redshift, Redis, MySQL, Rails for our backend API.  - AWS-suite: EC2, S3, RedShift, EBS, ElasticCache, RDS  - AngularJS, jQuery, Underscore, Node.JS with D3 for our dashboard and web apps.  - 3rd party services: Facebook, Mixpanel, Stripe, Mailgun


We're hiring for our FIRST account manager position.

Our customer list is growing fast so we're looking for someone that is eager to work directly with our founders to build a process to ensure all of our customers are successful at using our product. Ideal candidates would have prior account management experience and a strong desire to define and implement account management best practices.


Do any of the above profiles sound like you? Send us an email at: jobs@redhotlabs.com or apply directly at http://www.redhotlabs.com/jobs

Or, learn a little more about us here: https://www.torometrics.com/company

Tine_Freeletics 13 days ago 0 replies      
Freeletics GmbH - Munich/Germany (Start-up company)

FREELETICSFreeletics is the most efficient and motivating way to become athletic. Anywhere and anytime. No weights or machines. Athletes receive their training plans, connect themselves and compare their workout times via the Freeletics app and website. We count more than 1,500,000 registered users around the globe. And thousands more every day. We are growing. Rapidly. And this is just the beginning.

Hard work, passion and an awesome team. The chance of your life. Wanna see for yourself? Great, because

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A TECHNICAL OPERATIONS ENGINEER (M/F)As part of our operations team you make sure Freeletics services scales with its users. You will contribute to a lean, friendly engineering team that values collaboration, constant improvement, and positive feedback.

Please note: We also have openings for Full-Stack Software developers or solely for backend and frontend developers and iOS Developers, too.

Job type: Full-time Location: Munich, Germany

THIS COULD BE YOUR SAMPLE PROJECTS Implement monitoring for the Freeletics infrastructure from system health to business metrics. Automate application deployment, server provisioning and generally everything that can be automated. Develop and improve internal tooling to streamline technical operations processes. Continuously work on improving performance and reliability of Freeletics services.

YOUR PROFILEYou are a smart character who is willing to work into new fields and values constant improvement. In addition you know how to allocate your time effectively and have a hands-on approach on solving hard problems.

YOUR QUALIFICATIONS (the more the better) Excellent knowledge and understanding of linux/unix systems with solid administrator experience. Good knowledge and understanding of server hardware. Solid scripting skills (ruby, perl, python, shell). Experience deploying Ruby and Rails applications in production. Familiarity with Chef, Puppet or other configuration management tools. Experience in managing and tuning PostgreSQL servers. Experience with open-source monitoring tools like Nagios, Cacti, Ganglia, Graphite, StatsD.

WHY WORK AT FREELETICS Attractive compensation Use of latest technologies and development environments, daily and automated builds Individual budget for further training/ education/ conferences The chance of playing a crucial role in a fast growing company A team of smart and extremely motivated co-workers No walls, no limits, no bureaucracy, just unlimited potential Self-fulfillment, fun, and a great atmosphere Social activities (food, drinks, events) and team Freeletics training

SOME STATS ABOUT US Founded in mid-2013 30+ employees 1,500,000+ members Global reach with 160+ countries Six digit weekly revenue 30% month-on-month growth in 2014 More than 200k followers on Facebook Active in six social networks (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, Vine, Pinterest) Available in 5 global languages (English, German, Spanish, French, Portuguese)

If this sounds interesting to you, we would love to hear from you!Please include everything that you believe is relevant: your GitHub/Stackoverflow profile, CV, code samples, links to personal projects, etc. and send it to talents@freeletics.com

Hackerati 15 days ago 0 replies      
Sr. Android/ Wearables Engineer - New York, NY


-About The Hackerati-

The Hackerati offers Engineering as a Serviceour Agile consulting modelto deliver advanced technologies to blue chip companies and startups alike.

In the last couple of years, weve worked on a broad range of projects, including fullstack Web (79M unique visitors per month), APIs, native mobile (iOS/Android with millions of downloads), mobile web, machine learning, natural language processing, Big Data (330+ TB/mo), realtime processing (10k events/second), wearable devices, and geospatial applications.

In addition to working as consultants, all Hackerati will have the opportunity to secure funding for their own startup ideas through Hackerati Labs, allowing them to maintain salary and benefits purely by developing their startups. As we continue to accrue revenue from EaaS to allow this platform to come to fruition, we will provide entrepreneurship and engineering mentoring, as well as legal, sales, marketing, and financial support. In order to surface the best startup ideas, weve cultivated a unique culture that elevates innovation to a first-class citizen, alongside execution.

Finally, Hackerati Academy is our engineering training ground where we build a foundation of good habits and best practices. The Academy enables all employees to continue to learn and teach new technologies.

About the Team

Were all hackers in our own disciplinesinventors who naturally defy conventional wisdom to build awesome stuff. We specifically look for hackers with entrepreneurship in their DNA. Hackerati are visionary creators and explorers who are driven by curiosity and passion to improve the world around them.

We are doers and dreamers.We are students and teachers.We are scientists and artists.We are The Hackerati.

About the Role:

-Become a fulltime member of a fun, diverse, badass engineering team to help deliver beautiful, usable, and innovative native Android apps-Drive feature development of popular apps for Android smartphones and tablets, mentoring small teams of engineers and taking ownership of end-to-end product quality-Lead prototypes of new ideas and explore new technologies on the forefront of mobile technology-Opportunities to hack wearable devices like Google Glass and EEG headsets-Work with some of the worlds best-known companies-Learn and teach new technologies through Hackerati AcademyPotentially get your inventions funded by Hackerati Labs


-are an entrepreneurial hacker with a current interest in mobile apps-have 3+ years of experience developing native Android apps with solid experience in Java, Android SDK, API stack, and an understanding of data models and UI.-have work that can be found in the Google Play app store-have a solid fundamental understanding of software engineering, including computer architecture, data structures, algorithms, OOP, etc.-know the meaning of teamwork-prefer social contracts over rules-challenge the status quo-practice intellectual humility-are fearless about diving into new technologies


-have work that can be found in public repos on Github-have worked on an Agile team-know the difference between unit and functional testing and QA, and you know what stubs and mocks are-have mastered other engineering disciplines like mobile web, fullstack, and Big Data-know what gumption meansand have it-create in other mediums like music, visual art, poetry, film, comics, etc.The Hackerati is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or Veteran status.



lightsidelabs 16 days ago 0 replies      
Lead Software Developer

LightSide Labs - Pittsburgh, PA - www.lightsidelabs.com


Were a small machine learning and educational technology company hiring our first Lead Software Developer to manage an existing development team. This role will be a management position to oversee our development process, supervise and support our developers in getting their work done, and define the architecture of our technology for supporting classrooms. Youll be building a platform to be used in K-12 schools and universities nationwide, as well as directly integrating into 3rd-party software used by millions of students every year.

This role will lead a core team of experienced software developers in a close-knit, friendly work environment. We want someone who is experienced enough in both Python and Javascript to be opinionated about what good code looks like; someone who can spot a bad algorithm, data structure, or code pattern and quickly teach the developers how to do it better; and someone who can work with our product owners, business managers, and third-party customers to define our product roadmap and the path to each release.

This role is being hired locally for our Pittsburgh office. Compensation and benefits will match market rates, dependent on experience.


Technical Responsibilities:

- Oversee product releases, agile sprints, and day-to-day deployment of all software development at the company, keeping track of progress of each member of the team without micromanaging.

- Directly contribute to software development initally, growing into a more purely managerial role over time as our team expands.

- Translate business requirements and product design plans into realistically scoped software development tasks, and maintain our teams development process to deliver on those plans efficiently.

- Work with developers personally every day, on tasks from abstract architecture design to line-by-line code reviews, and find teaching opportunities to build skills.

- Ensure best practices for development are defined, and that team members are following through on them, from high-level product release reviews to commenting practices in individual files.

- Collaborate with technical and nontechnical coworkers in other groups, focusing on product, UX design, quality assurance, R&D, and business development.

- Keep management appropriately aware of development status at all times, including seeing potential problems before they happen and proposing solutions.

- Identify new technologies and platforms to improve our existing infrastructure, balancing new opportunities with stability and scheduling requirements.

- Recruit and evaluate new hires as we expand our technical staff over time.


Necessary Requirements:

- 5+ years experience in professional software development.

- Past management experience in a professional context.

- Excellent communication skills, from discussing high-level strategic plans with 3rd-party executives to training and on-boarding new developer hires.

- Deep knowledge of Javascript and Python in a web application context.

- Strong opinions about software development practices, including agile development, code reviews, teamwork, and task management.

- Strong opinions about scalability, code complexity, computational efficiency, and maintaining uptime in an online software application.

- Great interpersonal and management skills to maintain a positive and friendly development culture in the office.

- Excitement about building software in educational technology and using machine learning in applications that support students and teachers in schools.


Preferred Experience:

- Scientific Python using the Numpy/Scipy/Scikit-learn toolchain.

- Javascript application frameworks, especially AngularJS.

- Experience with cloud hosting services, especially Amazon Web Services.

- Machine learning and natural language processing experience or interest.

- Continuous integration, source code management, and automated testing tools.

timdev2 13 days ago 0 replies      
NYC - Full Stack Engineer w/ PHP Focus


Quick Intro


I've been consulting for a great organization for several years, and they're looking to bring someone on full-time. I'll continue to be involved to support, advise, and even do some work.

Personally, I think this is a great opportunity for someone in the NYC area who's burned out on freelancing and wants a few years of solid pay + benefits, while helping others.

If you're interested email tim at substr($myUserName, -1).com with an intro, resume, and the usual assortment of relevant links.


The Bullet-Point-Ridden Long Version


A well-funded, NYC non-profit is seeking a full-time junior-to-mid-level full-stack web applications developer to support several web applications.

The ideal candidate has a solid skills and experience (>= 3 years) developing database-driven web applications, and is also capable on the client-side. Linux and AWS experience is a plus, but not required.

This is an on-site position in a midtown office near Grand Central. Youll be working directly with senior staff to maintain and extend several web-based apps (some public-facing, some internal).

You will be the sole technical staff member, though youll collaborate with, and receive guidance and support from long-time external consultants who have been supporting this organization for several years (one of whom is responsible for this job posting).

Youll primarily iterating on existing platforms, but with the prospect of doing some greenfield development as well.

This is an excellent opportunity to grow your skills in a supportive environment.

We currently use:

  * Modern PHP    * MySQL  * Redis  * Memcached  * AWS (EC2, RDS, ELB, R53, S3)  * VPSes (debian)  * Ruby/Rails (old: 2.3) for an internal-facing app.  * Salt and Ansible (we'll be picking a winner soon)

  * 3+ years experience developing database-driven web applications.  * Significant experience with modern PHP.  * A strong understanding of SQL and relational databases.  * Competency with front-end technologies (HTML5, Javascript & CSS).  * Some experience managing linux-based servers from the command line (basic bash scripting, cron configuration, package management, etc).  * Strong written and verbal communication skills.  * Ability to collaborate with non-technical colleagues, in their language, manage their expectations, and provide working solutions.
Extra points for:

  * Experience with AWS services.  * Experience with configuration management tools like Ansible, Salt, Chef or Puppet  * Experience writing and consuming web services, RESTful and otherwise.

michaelhoffman 11 days ago 0 replies      
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre: Postdoctoral fellowships in computational biology and machine learning - http://pmgenomics.ca/hoffmanlab/join/

Toronto, ON

The Hoffman Lab at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, seeks new members for our team. We develop machine learning techniques to better understand chromatin biology. These models and algorithms transform high-dimensional functional genomics data into interpretable patterns and lead to new biological insight. A key focus of the lab is to train a new generation of computational biologists.

We seek postdoctoral fellows for several projects in computational genomics and machine learning. Selected projects include:

1. Integrating epigenomic and sequence data to better understand human gene regulation.

2. Creating models of transcription factor binding that allow us to predict the effects of perturbations.

3. Developing deep learning techniques to find novel behavior in multiple functional genomics datasets.

Required qualifications: Doctorate in computational biology, computer science, electrical engineering, statistics, or physics, obtained within the last five years. Submitted first-author or joint first-author papers in genomics or machine learning research. Experience in scientific programming in a Unix environment.

Not required, but preferred qualifications: Experience with epigenomics and graphical models. Published first-author papers in peer-reviewed journals or refereed conference proceedings. Experience programming in Python, R, C, and C++.

Benefits: Effective 27 December 2014: Includes extended medical insurance, dental insurance, maternity benefits (15 weeks), parental benefits (additional 35 weeks), Canada Pension Plan contributions, and employment insurance.

We will consider candidates who need a VISA to work in Canada.

To apply: We will accept applications until the position is filled. Please submit a CV, a PDF of your best paper, and the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three references to the address at http://pmgenomics.ca/hoffmanlab/join/#postdoc

maramaemartin 7 days ago 0 replies      
Emeryville, CA - Full-Time www.tubemogul.com

Senior Full Stack Engineer Needed for TubeMogul

TubeMogul is an enterprise software company for digital branding and we're looking for a Senior Full Stack Engineer to join our engineering team.

Here's some challenges you'll help us tackle:

* You'll develop analytics dashboards, optimize application performance and responsiveness

* Help us grow our edge as an effective high-frequency trading platform for video advertising.

* You'll design, develop and ship code in PHP, JavaScript and HTML/CSS preprocessors

* You'll collaborate with product managers and designers to produce extraordinary user experiences and optimize UI performance and responsiveness

* You'll help us plan and implement additional tools with Kohana, CodeIgniter, Angular.js, Backbone.js and Node.js

* You'll pro-actively look to retain TubeMogul's edge as a world-class product

We're offering a competitive salary, benefits, stock options, PTO, and much more.

To apply, visit: http://www.thesourcery.com/jobs/799

raleec 16 days ago 1 reply      
Novetta - http://novetta.com - Washington DC areaLooking for Javascript/UI engineers with a DOD "Secret" Clearance.

We are seeking a talented Javascript Front End Developer to work on cutting edge projects and be part of a team of dedicated professionals solving our customers most challenging problems.

Good candidates will have knowledge of leading edge web development practices and an insatiable curiosity. Better candidates will be willing to experiment with the latest web technologies to deliver all stages of front-end development- from mock-ups to completed web pages, widgets, and templates.

This inspired, self-directed individual will excel in a collaborative Agile environment, work tirelessly to identify user interface needs, design and communicate conceptual solutions, collaborate and refine strategies, incorporate best-practices and new innovations through Javascript, CSS, and HTML5.


  * Great sense of design and product  * Experience building apps powered by REST APIs  * Experience with Agile methodologies  * Strong desire to learn and grow as a developer  * Excellent knowledge of HTML5, Javascript(ES5 and ES6), CSS (LESS / Sass), and Git  * Experience with MVC Javascript frameworks like AngularJS  * MEAN Stack Experience

braveheart1723 14 days ago 0 replies      
Fuisz Media ( Santa Monica LA, NYC or REMOTE )

We're a well funded startup based in Santa Monica, CA building the next generation of interactive video. Fuisz Media enables object-level interactivity in video, at scale. We automatically tag products, people, and other objects in videos, and build beautiful interfaces to make them shareable and shoppable.







Node.js Back-end Engineer -----------------------------------Job DescriptionWe're looking for a highly talented Node.js developer with experience managing and automating systems on Amazon Web Services. You would help us finish the development of our back-end system while getting ready to launch our platform into production. Among your tasks will be to get us to zero-downtime deployment on a single command, to design & develop automated tests and architect our internal reporting system.Skills & RequirementsWrite clear, simple and scalable codeMaster deployment in AWS (EC2, S3, Cloudfront..)Full domain of Javascript and Node.js Full domain of MongoDB and RedisExperience on Linux environment and Shell scriptingExperience scaling Node.js applications on AWSAwareness of authentication and security best practicesAbility to design and develop automated testsExperience with automated testing toolsFamiliar with Git and Github

Flash VPAID Expert-----------------Job DescriptionWe're looking for a talented flash/as3 developer who would like to help us implement our video interactivity framework and build cool UIs on top of our interactive videos. Skills & RequirementsWrite clear and simple codeFull domain of Flash/AS3 and design patternsFamiliar with javascriptExperience building Rich Media Ad UnitsFamiliar with the IAB VAST/VPAID standardsExperience building responsive UIsAbility to write testsFamiliar with Git and Github

Javascript Rich-Media Developer------------------------------------------Job DescriptionWe're looking for talented Javascript developers with experience in Rich Media who would like to help us architect the workflow to deploy our interactive video experiences as Rich Media Ad units. Skills & RequirementsWrite clear and simple codeExperience with MRAID, DoubleClick studio and various ad formatsFull domain of Javascript and design patternsExperience building rich UIsAbility to write testsFamiliar with Git and GithubFamiliar with Node.js and MongoDB

email jon@fuiszmedia.com

krg 15 days ago 0 replies      
TechEmpower - Los Angeles area, California (El Segundo, near LAX)

You may recognize us from the Web Framework Benchmarks that have been discussed on HN periodically: http://www.techempower.com/benchmarks/

Work Hard, Have Fun, Be Nice

Let's be honest: you became a developer because you like to build things. Interesting things, useful things, cool things. It's like building with Legos, only you get paid, and there are always plenty of the right color pieces.

At TechEmpower, we build things. Interesting things. Cool things, mostly in webapp form. We build them as individuals, because we're creative people. We build them as teams, because we like to help each other grow, and because we know that collaboration improves even the best code.

Having the best people doesn't hurt, either. We've got most of them already, and we're looking to find the rest. You can build things with us. What's the catch? We're pretty darn selective.

To work as an individual, you have to be motivated and creative and thoughtful and serious. To work on a team, you have to be respectful and energetic and open and absolutely not a jerk. We need developers who can work on every part of an application, from the data store to the pagesometimes known as full stack developers. And to be a full stack developer, you have to know technology and want to learn more technology, because those acronyms just keep coming.

Our clients expect us to work with them, not for them. We help them define their problems, and we provide solutions, on time and on target. We're service-oriented, and you should be too.

Still reading? Please apply! And check out our Web Framework Benchmarks while you're at it. We pretty much wrote the book on that one.

Just so you know:

   Teams range between 2-6 people   Developers are exposed to 3-4 projects per year   All development is done on high-performance workstations with 4K displays. A lot of code fits in 3840x2160 pixels!   We maintain an informal, comfortable environment, just like the old college computer science lab, but with grown-up hours   Everybody's nice
The technologies we use vary over time with our mix of projects. Here is a snapshot of what we're using now:

   Languages: Java, JavaScript, Python, C#, Ruby, PHP   Tools: Git, Jenkins (Continuous Integration), Sonar (static code analysis), Eclipse, IntelliJ, Ant, Maven   Web: Dropwizard, .NET MVC 5, Play, Django, Rails, Mustache, Handlebars, Backbone, Angular, Knockout, JSP, Servlets, jQuery, etc.   Mobile: iOS, Android, PhoneGap   Hosting: AWS (EC2, RDS, etc.), Rackspace Cloud, Linux deployments   Data Persistence: ORM (Hibernate, etc.), MySQL, Postgres, MS SQL Server, NoSQL (Redis, MongoDB)
We don't expect new hires to have experience with all of these, but we do expect you'll learn more about them every day.

If this sounds like the kind of place you'd like to work, please apply here: http://jobs.techempower.com/hn2

mandoescamilla 14 days ago 0 replies      
Union Metrics - http://unionmetrics.com - San Francisco, CA and Austin, TX

We are a fast-growing, profitable startup building powerful social media analytics software. Every day our systems process more than 130 million social events and deliver analytics for thousands of paying customers.

We have three open engineering positions:

* Data Engineer (Austin, TX)

We need an engineer who wants nothing more than to wrangle massive amounts of data. Do you love to build on top of open source technologies like Hadoop and Cassandra using hundreds of servers? Do you enjoy working in a polyglot environment with plenty of variety? If you're passionate about building the infrastructure to process, analyze, and store hundreds of millions of events every day, then we want to talk to you.


    * Implement stream processing pipelines to handle hundreds millions of messages and events daily with Java and Ruby    * Use open source tools and data stores to analyze and store billions of data points    * Build workflows to make data accessible to end users
* Full Stack Ruby (& Rails) Engineer (Austin, TX)

We're looking for an experienced Ruby (and Rails) engineer who's passionate about the craft of building software. If you're interested in working with a small team of engineers to build software that not only scales but delivers an amazing user experience, then we'd love to talk to you.


    * Implement core user-facing functionality in a Ruby on Rails application within a large service oriented architecture    * Design and build backend services and APIs    * Integrate with massive analytics systems and data stores
* Support Engineer (Austin, TX)

As a Support Engineer you'll work within our engineering team and be responsible for both automating internal processes and building web-based administrative tools to improve how we run our products and help us serve our customers better.


    * Work with other members of the engineering team to automate and document common administrative and technical tasks    * Coordinate with the customer and engineering teams to gather requirements for improving internal web-based administration tools    * Perform technical administrative tasks to assist the customer success team in fulfilling customer requests
You can find more info about these positions at https://unionmetrics.com/company/careers and you can find out more about us at https://unionmetrics.com/company/about/.

I'm a member of the engineering team and I'd be happy to answer any questions about us or the positions: mando@unionmetrics.com.

thathoo 11 days ago 0 replies      
San Francisco, CA [Remote Ok]: Front End Engineer, Full Stack (RoR) Engineer - MyTime.com is hiring for full time roles

About MyTime.MyTime is reinventing local ecommerce. Weve built an online destination where consumers can book appointments and purchase local services such as haircuts, house cleanings, massages, and more from nearby local businesses. MyTime has integrated into the leading calendar applications on the market, giving us real-time visibility into each merchants schedule. When customers book appointments on MyTime, we even write back to the merchants calendar. This allows us to be a true one-stop destination to purchase services from millions of businesses across the country.

The Job.Software Engineers at MyTime are developers who thrive on building products and features from scratch. We are generalists who build features end-to-end, from coding up the back end in Ruby on Rails to implementing the subtle interaction behaviors that surprise and delight our users. We build large new features and push daily small product enhancements in a continuous deployment environment.

Bring It.

For front end specialists* Strong technical skills focusing on HTML, CSS, JavaScript (we use JQuery & some Backbone and at some places Angular)* Experience with Ruby on Rails or Python* Experience with bootstrap a plus

For full stack engineers* Strong experience with Ruby on Rails or Python* Some experience with MySQL, Memcache, and extra credit for ElasticSearch experience* Some experience with AWS products (EC2, RDS, S3, ELB) preferred but not required* Some experience with HTML, CSS, JavaScript

Act now, and youll also get:* Competitive salary. Significant equity. Opportunity to make a tremendous impact.* Full Benefits Package, Catered Meals, Awesome SOMA location.* The chance to actually make a difference in a growing startup that is solving a big problem.

If you're interested, we'd love to talk! Please send a resume or LinkedIn profile and/or a link to your Github to jobs@mytime.com.

jsbloom1 15 days ago 0 replies      
Wise.io (Berkeley, CA) is looking for an amazing Full-Stack Developer to join our world-class team of engineers and data scientists in building a disruptive application framework for the enterprise.

Wise's innovative machine-learning driven application framework combines the latest virtualization and distributed systems solutions with leading web and visualization technologies in order to provide production-ready machine-learning insights to the enterprise.

You will play a central role in the development team which engineers and supports the application framework and solutions built on top of it. You will work with leading machine-learning computer scientists, statisticians, and data scientists to develop distributed processing and visualization platform technologies and will be responsible for projects spanning the full stack. As an early employee (we're less than 15 people now), you will participate in lean and fast paced development cycles driven by challenging problems and new customers.

This is a full-time position based in Berkeley, California.

=== Requirements ===

- An advanced degree in computer science, applied mathematics, or another data-intensive discipline.- Proven expertise in Python and advanced javascript programming.- 3+ years experience with linux and networking.- Have demonstrated expert level skills in developing multiple full-stack solutions, preferably for analytics problems.- Have developed for commercial, business driven, set deadline projects, ideally in a startup environment.- Experience with Git, version control, testing practices, working on multi-developer projects.- Experience with SQL and NoSQL database and storage engines.- Ability to work in a collaborative environment

=== Bonus points ===

- A background in cloud computing, virtualization, networking / infrastructure, deployment.- Experience with developing and interfacing with data and visualization APIs.- Experience with Hadoop / HDFS, Apache Spark.- Experience with D3 and data visualizations- Experience with JSON / XML / HDF5 data formats.- Experience with C/C++, Go or Scala- Experience with machine learning and data science tasks.

=== About Wise.io, Inc. ===

Wise.io's mission is to empower better data-driven decision making for the enterprise. We sell software applications spanning the entire customer lifecycle that apply the power of machine learning to help companies optimize how they acquire, monetize, and retain customers. This VC-backed company was founded by leading experts in astrophysics, statistics, computer science, and machine learning as well as business executives who built innovative and disruptive businesses that brought advanced analytics to the enterprise software market. Our team includes published authors, serial entrepreneurs, Fulbright and Hertz Scholars, and prolific inventors. Wise.ios solutions are running in production at companies that range from Silicon Valley startups to the largest Fortune 500 corporations.

sb_ba 15 days ago 0 replies      
Blue Apron (New York, NY) - Fulltime

Blue Apron (http://www.blueapron.com) is an NYC-based startup delivering original recipes and premium, seasonal ingredients needed to prepare them, in exactly the right proportions. We've raised $58M from First Round Capital, Bessemer Venture Partners, and Stripes Group [1]. Last year, Forbes named us one of the hottest startups of 2013 and we've only continued our rapid growth in 2014 [2].

After just 24 months, we now deliver over 750,000 meals each month nationwide.

Our engineering team is designing and building software to manage the forecasting, purchasing, preparation, and shipment of 60 to 80 different fresh ingredients each week at a massive scale. The nature of our business carries with it unique supply chain and logistical challenges that require purpose-built solutions and data analysis.

Our (current) stack: Ruby, Rails, RSpec, Ember, PostgreSQL, Haml, Bootstrap, Sass, JQuery, Git, Heroku

Looking to hire:

- UX/Frontend Developer: HTML, CSS, JavaScript (Ember would be awesome but not required) - http://www.blueapron.com/pages/jobs?gh_jid=14848- Software Engineer: Ruby, Rails, Ember - http://www.blueapron.com/pages/jobs?gh_jid=11091- DevOps Engineer: We're building from scratch a high availability, distributed AWS architecture to serve our customers, multiple fulfillment centers, and e-commerce operation. (Worked with high-traffic production web applications, AWS, Chef, Ruby or Python exp. is a plus) - http://www.blueapron.com/pages/jobs?gh_jid=25367

About you:

- You've taken features or products from concept to completion and have experience working with production web applications.- You communicate your ideas clearly, and are capable of designing and implementing complex, scalable solutions.- You are always learning and are excited at the prospect of mastering new technologies and techniques.- You help teammates improve by reviewing their work and appreciate feedback when they reciprocate.

These roles comes with health/dental insurance, a flexible vacation policy, and competitive salary and equity. To apply, visit our site (blueapron.com/jobs) and drop an application; it only takes about 60 seconds.

[1] http://blogs.wsj.com/venturecapital/2014/04/30/blue-apron-ra...[2] http://www.forbes.com/pictures/emjl45himd/blue-apron-4/

hyramgraff 16 days ago 0 replies      
MPA - http://www.consultmpa.com/ - Chicago, IL

This is an on-site, full-time position.

== Job Description ==

MPA is building a small, elite team of world-class software engineers to directly influence the quality and cost of healthcare, addressing the fundamental challenges facing the healthcare system in the United States.

Our developers write software to:

* support internal analyses of healthcare data

* define and improve overall technical processes

* compute appropriate costs for care and reconcile them to actual costs

* build a suite of packaged products and services that evaluate clinical outcomes of care

* analyze performance data to identify the most appropriate and effective patterns of care

MPA is seeking exceptional software engineers who are deeply committed to delivering high quality, timely results and who possess a proven ability to derive and apply practical and creative solutions to difficult technical and business problems.

Members of this unit will have significant input into and control over processes, protocols, and tools employed. The firm has historically stored, manipulated, and analyzed healthcare data using SAS. However, SAS knowledge and expertise is NOT a prerequisite for this team. MPAs leadership will support technologies and tools best suited to the work being performed.

== Skills & Requirements ==

* Experience in analyzing information, software algorithm design, software design, software debugging, software development fundamentals, software documentation, and software testing

* Demonstrated experience translating business needs and requests into functioning software

* Ability to grasp broad concepts, an acute attention to detail, and the capacity to translate between the two

* Ability to meet deadlines, work within project timeframes, and to quickly adapt to changing business needs

* Strong verbal and written communication skills and organizational skills

* Excellent problem solving skills

* Comfort with and capacity to work in a self-directed, unstructured environment

Experience with the following is strongly desirable but not required:

* Healthcare related database experience (e.g. Billing, claims, and registry data)

* Background in statistics, using and creating mathematical models and working with other analytics

== About MPA ==

Founded in 1988, MPA is a small, innovative healthcare consulting firm addressing the critical issues that currently dominate the national healthcare debate. The firm provides technical expertise on quality monitoring, quality improvement, and payment reform. Since its inception, MPA has served organizations nationwide in every segment of the healthcare industry, providing groundbreaking solutions that have helped establish our clients as industry leaders.

To apply, please send an email to hr at consultmpa dot com.

Stealx 13 days ago 0 replies      
Chicago - Review Trackers

CTO - Chief Technology Officer (Ruby on Rails)

We are a Chicago based, VC funded startup (http://bit.ly/ReviewTrackers). Review Trackers focuses on simplicity, and usability to provide location based businesses an easy way to monitor what is being said about them in online reviews. We have thousands of paying locations already and are growing every month.

What experience should I have?

- Be a full stack Rails developer with strong knowledge and experience of designing and developing consumer facing, data heavy applications employing SQL and NoSQL databases.

- Strong experience in open API, web services and integration (REST, SOAP, JSON, XML, OAUTH)

- Strong skills on cloud architecture and application development with Amazon AWS and Heroku.

- Must be skilled with database design and comfortable in writing efficient SQL and using ActiveRecord. Along with experience working with Postgres/MySql and MongoDB.

- Experience working in an agile and a distributed environment.

- A lot of Experience writing modular and maintainable front end code using custom and libraries like JQuery. Comfortable with HTML, CSS and DOM and MVVM frameworks such as Angular.js and Backbone.js

- Prior work experience at a highly trafficked consumer-facing site with multiple external points of integration is a plus.

- Experience using Ruby Gems for background jobs processing: content search, email communication, SQL database, JavaScript adapters such as pg and UJS, version management, report generation, payment processing, continuous integration, unit testing, content parsing and scraping would be a plus.

- Experience building, growing and managing a development team

Apply: https://www.smartrecruiters.com/ReviewTrackers/78844164-chie...

Questions? Contact me directly at iman@reviewtrackers.com

Well relocate the right candidate to Chicago.

maxneu 15 days ago 0 replies      
Upcoming (www.upcoming.nl) - Amsterdam, The Netherlands (No remote, but we'll relocate you) - Full Stack Software Engineer

===== About us =====

Upcoming is a Dutch 'listicle' website (a listicle is an article consisting of a list of funny/informational/sentimental/whatever stuff). We've been growing continuously since we launched last year, already reaching 10% of the Dutch population with zero spent on marketing. Were (an independent) part of Telegraaf Media Groep, one of the biggest publishers of The Netherlands.

===== Abour our tech stack =====

We use python in the backend (Flask, Celery+RabbitMQ), and manage the frontend with Jinja2, jQuery, LESS and Grunt; persistence is done with MySQL and Redis. The deployments are automated, in a Continuous Integration environment.

Our backend is developed in-house, with state-of-the-art publishing related features such as:

- Monitoring of 1000's of rss feeds from news websites, in order to detect trending articles all around the globe.

- Advanced analysis of our own articles' metrics, for automatically promoting them among our publication channels (this is aimed at maximizing virality).

- (Bayesian) Headline and thumbnail A/B testing

- Highly scalable click-through-rate optimizer, presented in a workshop of the ACM Recommender Systems conference in Hong Kong last year.

Since we're part of a big media group, some of these tools are now being used by other teams, reaching tens of millions of users every day.

===== What we're looking for =====

- CS degree and/or relevant web experience

- Ideally, someone who has spent some time across the whole stack, but we will consider people who consider themselves just a frontend or backend developer.

- Pragmatism

- Python experience not mandatory - just show us that youd be willing to learn and that youre smart :)

===== What we offer =====

- A perfect balance between working on innovation projects and regular web development, both with short and iterative development cycles.

- The flexibility and dynamism of working in a startup, with the strong stability of being part of a big company.

- An international environment, with people from all over the world (UK, Italy, Romania, Argentina, Brazil, Iran, and more)

- Thorough relocation assistance, regardless of where youre coming from

- A competitive salary

- 25 vacation days

- Amsterdam! Youll be living in one of the most beautiful and cosmopolitan cities in the world.

If youre interested, drop me a line: m.neustadt(at)tmg.nl

giaour 15 days ago 0 replies      
New York, NY - Business Insider

Business Insider is looking for a highly-skilled PHP developer to work closely with our world-class engineering team to conceive, design, build, and deliver the next-generation of online news/media.

We face exciting challenges every day due to the demands of our growing audience and the 24/7 news cycle. Your work will be used by millions of people40+ million every month around the globe.

Our product team pushes the boundary on feature development, resulting in a varied and interesting assortment of tech challenges to solve.

The Business Insider engineering team also handles DevOps tasks of our scalable server infrastructure, and other cutting edge technologies such as MongoDB, AWS, and NodeJS.

Business Insider is a dynamic company reaching the new generation of business leaders. We are a well-funded (including by Jeff Bezos) startup at the forefront of digital media. You'll be joining a close team that works hard and has fun.

We're looking for strong PHP developers who have experience working with MVC systems and appreciate the agile methodology and continuous integration.

Position requirements include:

    Skilled back-end programmer who can write lean object-oriented PHP 5 code    Strong front-end JavaScript and CSS knowledge a plus    Broad understanding of web architecture and how it applies to scalability    Enjoys building user-focused interfaces, using Ajax when appropriate    Collaborating with product managers, editorial, and business partners to understand software requirements    Participating in architectural decisions    Troubleshooting and solving complex problems    Solid understanding of version control principles, preferably using Git    Strong communication skills
Our ideal candidate has experience with:

    Agile software development, prototyping and code reviews    Major PHP frameworks     Major cloud providers    Systems administration of Linux servers    NoSQL document-based DB stores such as MongoDB    Two years of work experience is ideal. 
Based in New York you will need to be able to work out of our office on Fifth Avenue.

Apply online: http://www.jobscore.com/jobs2/businessinsider/php-developer/...

jdelic 16 days ago 0 replies      
Front-End Engineer and UX Designer LATERPAY - Munich, Germany (fulltime, remote work possible)

UX DESIGNERWe are looking for a full-time front-end UX designer who will take care of our HTML5/JavaScript based clients for desktop browsers, tablets and mobile.

You should have a strong portfolio of work and have general knowledge of the current state-of-the-art in web user experience and design. We are currently revamping our user experience completely.

We are looking for a:

- well organized, self motivated individual who is a

- great communicator in written and spoken English and who is

- dedicated to constant iterative improvement

UX design in the payment space is governed by contractual and legal limitations, so creating great designs that incorporate such limitations should be your strong suit. We are looking for somebody who can think outside of the box while simultaneously creating designs that keep all of the obligations in mind.

Your job will be to improve designs across all of our internet-facing systems, create new, beautiful device-specific payment experiences and then work with front-end engineers to get them implemented and deployed.

FRONT-END ENGINEERLaterPay is creating a HTML5, JavaScript, JSON/REST based, secure payment experience.

We are looking for a full-time front-end engineer with deep knowledge, experience any a keen interest in

- HTML(5),

- CSS (based around purecss.io and Stylus)

- JavaScript (YUI and/or jQuery), because that's what our plug-ins are based around and

- JavaScript application libraries like React.js

- strong opinions about user experience and great code with high maintainability

- experience with Django and Python is a plus as that is our server-side stack

- automated testing

A dedication to improving the whole user journey is deeply ingrained into our company by now.LaterPay employs 17 people from 8 countries. We have an office in Munich where we meet up roughly every 6 weeks. We offer remote work, competitive salaries and a great team.

Send applications to jobs@laterpay.net or contact us at @laterpay.

dfine 15 days ago 0 replies      
Placemeter NYC (relocation possible)

Multiple jobs on the tech side: https://jobs.lever.co/placemeter?lever-source=hacker-news

  + Full stack engineer  + Computer Vision Engineer  + Data Science Engineer  + Mobile/Embedded Sensor Engineer  + Product Manager
Placemeter is building a real-time data layer measuring activity in the physical urban environment, like how many people are walking on an intersection or how fast cars are speeding down your block. We use computer vision at a massive scale, on a large number of rich and ubiquitous video feeds, to understand what is going in in the physical world in real time. We measure how busy places are, what people do, how fast cars go, and much more. We offer that data to developers, citizens, cities, and retailers, radically changing the way they interact with the physical world.

We built our platform around privacy. We never store any video and we do not identify people. We also make sure no one can reverse engineer our data to identify anyone. We are backed by top NYC & Silicon Valley VCs, alumna of TechStars (Spring 2013), and actively plugged into their vibrant ecosystem of mentors and alumni.

We need creative and flexible minds, with a complete commitment to building nothing else but perfect software and systems. Make a real impact on your city, the NYC tech community, and a fast growing startup. Put your mark on this truly disruptive, slightly crazy, and ambitious platform we are building.

Placemeter is in a phase of rapid expansion, and we want you to join us.

APPLY NOW: https://jobs.lever.co/placemeter?lever-source=hacker-news

mikebabineau 16 days ago 0 replies      
The Factory - San Francisco, CA -- http://www.thefactory.com/

The Factory is changing the way companies are built. Backed by the founder of Skype and Rdio and led by Rdio's founding team, we're a product incubator without the burdens of outside influence, funding, or time constraints.

We are well-funded and have a small and exceptional team of twelve. We have a gorgeous office in SOMA. Salary is top-notch, as are the equity and benefits as an early member.

We're looking for highly experienced, entrepreneurially-minded builders to help:

* Dream up and build products

* Develop and perfect a common platform and pipeline

* Create open-source tools to help others launch products

Current positions:

* Senior Front End Engineer (http://www.thefactory.com/pdfs/sr_frontend.pdf)

* Senior Back End Engineer (opportunistic)

* Other roles (opportunistic)

You can read more about us here: http://gigaom.com/2013/06/21/the-factory-janus-friis-todd-be...

On the front end, we use reactive patterns for both web (ClojureScript) and mobile (Objective C).

On the back end, we have a message bus-oriented microservice architecture built in Scala (with Finagle) and Go. Services are packaged as Docker containers and continuously deployed to a Mesos+Marathon cluster on AWS.

Other key tech includes ZooKeeper, Exhibitor, Zipkin, Kestrel, Packer, CloudFormation, and Python. And our small team has already open sourced a few dozen projects: https://github.com/thefactory/

If you think this sounds like a fit, drop me a line: mike@thefactory.com

dh0913 16 days ago 0 replies      
Help.com - http://help.com - Software Engineer - Austin, TX

Backed by $6 million in seed funding, Help.com's team of customer service and technology experts is setting out to build the next generation of customer service software. Our goal is to give companies the tools they need to delight their customers at enterprise scale. We want to disrupt the customer service software market by providing companies (and their customers) with tools that are powerful and simple to use.

At its core, Help.com is a technology company and we are looking for talented engineers at all levels to join our growing technical team in Austin. Our technical stack consists of Node.js on the backend and Backbone on the front-end.

Skills we like to see:

* Proficiency in JavaScript and familiarity with common libraries* Hands on Node.js experience is highly preferred* Skilled in front-end development with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.* Good understanding of MongoDB* Unix/Linux basics* Experience working through cross-browser compatibility issues* Strong problem solving skills* Experience working with Git

All of our positions are based in our office in downtown Austin. We offer competitive compensation (both cash and equity), an unlimited vacation policy, as well as fully paid medical benefits for eligible employees.

If you're interested, check out http://help.com/jobs. More about what it's like to work with us at http://help.com/#were-hiring. We've hired people from HN before, so mention how you found out about us.

Feel free to email recruiting {at} help {dot} com with any questions.

shedd 16 days ago 0 replies      
Zoomer (YC S14) - REMOTE

Zoomer is building a new take on food delivery - a platform to handle an extraordinarily high volume of concurrent deliveries from restaurants that already deliver (i.e. pizza, wings, sandwiches, etc.). Were bringing much needed change to local high-volume delivery restaurants that are still doing delivery the way theyve always done it. It's a very interesting technology and logistics problem, quickly routing orders to optimal drivers in near-real-time. Our CEO has a substantial amount of experience in the space from his first startup.

In addition to Y Combinator, we are backed by some of the premier early stage venture capital funds, including First Round Capital and SV Angel, and awesome angel investors like Eric Ries & Gabriel Weinberg, the founder of DuckDuckGo. This is your opportunity to get in on the ground-floor. You would be engineer number 3 or 4. Youll have a ton of impact lots of freedom to help us evolve our platform, stack, and apps. We have strong dev practices, put an emphasis on testing, and deploy rapidly.

Our stack: We have an AI backend service that handles order routing, multiple mobile applications for our drivers and restaurants, and several Ruby on Rails applications for customer-facing/internal services. Were using Angular.js and CoffeeScript on the frontend.

The roles were hiring for:

  * Artificial Intelligence engineer  * Data Science  roles open for data analysis and data infrastructure  * Ruby on Rails engineers  * Frontend engineer (Angular.js)  * Mobile (iOS and Android) engineers  * Infrastructure/DevOps engineer 
If this sounds interesting and you'd like to learn more, send me an email: robert@zoomer.io

annaloew 16 days ago 0 replies      
http://giantswarm.io/ +++ Cologne, Germany Simple Service Orchestration, built for developers.

We are currently looking for new team members (m/f) who want to join the swarm:

* Software Engineer* DevOps Engineer* UX Designer

Still very early so not much information up yet but get a small glimpse by visiting our https://coderwall.com/team/giant-swarm

Meanwhile we are happy to hear from you. Please send questions and or relevant profiles to anna@giantswarm.io

adunsmoor 16 days ago 0 replies      
Littleton, MA - CLK Design Automation (http://www.clkda.com) FULLTIME

Applied Mathematician

CLKDA is the technology and market leader for advanced semiconductor timing and variance analysis. We are a rapidly growing small company, whose customers include the top three semiconductor companies in the world.

We are looking for a talented software engineer with deep electrical engineering and mathematics expertise to join our team. This position is focused on improving our fast circuit simulator. You will be responsible for developing mathematical concepts and coding them into efficient and robust production software using C/C++.

Skills that would stand out:

  * Has a Phd in Applied Mathematics or Computer Science, and 5+ years experience,     or a MS with 10+ years experience  * Extensive C/C++ experience  * Knowledge of BLAS/LAPACK numerical math kernels as well as commercial    implementations such as (GOTO/MKL/ACML/etc). MKL and/or ACML are big pluses  * Experience implementing SPICE and SPICE-like simulators & algorithms  * Familiarity with BSIM-CMG or TMI a plus  * Experience with transistor/RC circuit analysis  * Experience with Mathematica for prototyping and experimentation a big plus  * Experience with multi-threading and distribution a definite plus  * Background in statistical methods 
If any of the above is of interest please email ahran@clkda.com and I'll put you in contact with the right people or fill you in on the details of the position.

maramaemartin 12 days ago 0 replies      

We're looking for Associate and Senior level Software Engineers!

Course Hero is creating a platform where students and experts can share and access great academic content they need to succeed at any time, from anywhere. Today, millions of students take advantage of our educational resources including study guides, flashcards and tutors.

We believe that improved access to knowledge enriches lives and increases future opportunities. Technology is revolutionizing the way we learn, and we're committed to providing individualized support to students everywhere to help them expand their academic knowledge and professional skills.

Jr. SWE: http://www.thesourcery.com/jobs/792/applications/new

Sr. SWE: http://www.thesourcery.com/jobs/793/applications/new

navneetloiwal 15 days ago 0 replies      
Shopular - Redwood City, CA

Looking for Senior iOS and Android engineers - shopular.com/jobs

===== About Shopular

Shopular is connecting shoppers and brands in the moments that matter. Our mission is to be your personal shopping concierge that provides the most intuitive and effortless way to save money. The iOS and Android apps have over 30,000 reviews and widely loved. Time featured Shopular as one of the 50 Best iPhone Apps of 2013. Shopular is backed by Y Combinator and Sequoia Capital. shopular.com/about

The best part is that we are still a small team of 5: high-caliber engineers from Google, Shopkick, Ooyala and LooptWe are growing the engineering team and looking for experienced and eager individuals who share our passion for creating consumer experiences that "just work". You get significant equity, significant responsibility and a company with traction and backing.

===== About the roles

We are still a small team of 5 engineers and looking for experienced iOS and Android engineers who can take the apps to the next level.

You should be a master of iOS/Android with significant prior experience building beautiful consumer-facing apps with a large number of users. You have built complex apps from scratch. You share our passion for creating consumer experiences that "just work".

Email join@shopular.com

manoa 15 days ago 0 replies      

San Francisco, CA - close to Caltrain

Experienced frontend specialists, fullstack web, and iOS are our current focuses. We're always open to good backend, Android, and DevOps engineers as well.


We're a high-standards group with a lot of pride in our products, code, and people. We understand consumer scale and data (Reddit co-founder & engineers) and aspire to build products that customers love.

We're friends first and enable you to do your best work. Processes are light and trust is high. At 24 engineers we're not so big where you can't know everyone well and have an impact, but not so small where it's chaos and you don't have anyone to learn from.

We're looking for folks that love all of the above and can help us raise our standards. You can email us at jobs-2014@hipmunk.com if you're interested!

JuliaLam 15 days ago 0 replies      
Enchanted Labs - (San Francisco, CA) - Ex-Facebook co-founders.


Enchanted Labs is a funded, early stage, travel startup co-founded by two ex-Facebookers. Were working on an innovative trip technology and looking for a few talented designers and engineers to join our small team on the ground level. Were seeking allstars who want to make an impact, iterate quickly, and are passionate about travel.

Most importantly, you must be able to problem solve, learn rapidly, and be excited for a awesome, but also at times, challenging, startup journey with us that will revolutionize the travel industry.


- Front End Engineer

- Back End/Fullstack Engineer

- UX/UI Designer


- http://jobs.enchantedlabs.com or feel free to shoot me a line at Julia@EnchantedLabs.com.

larkinrichards 15 days ago 0 replies      
CopThis - San Francisco, LOCAL, REMOTE is also an option. Competitive Salary, Etc.

Were building the online source for authentic music merchandise from your favorite artists: Nas, Lana del Rey, The Rolling Stones and more. We help people find and purchase the best authentic gear for their favorite artists, and its important to us that our customers not only find the best gear, but that they thoroughly enjoy shopping with us.

What are we looking for? Interested and motivated engineers and designers of all skill levels; people who enjoy teamwork, discussions, and getting things done. If youre interested in working with us-- get in touch! Email me at pete@copthis.com, and tell me about yourself in a sentence or two, show me what you got (github, dribble, or a link to your latest project or side project), or just say, Hi!


rloomba 16 days ago 0 replies      
Sharethrough - San Francisco, CA - http://www.sharethrough.com

Sharethrough is building technology to power the distribution of meaningful content on the mobile web. Named one of the 2014 Best Places to Work in the Bay Area, we work on everything from complex client-side workflows and analytics in Rails and CoffeeScript to real-time decisioning, auction theory and a 100GB/day+ data pipeline in Scala.

We're looking for senior Front End(JS + Rails), Backend(Scala), Data(Scala), and Mobile(Android) engineers.

Feel free to reach out to me at rloomba@sharethrough.com if you have questions or anything sounds interesting.

mokkol 15 days ago 0 replies      
Cabify - Madrid, Spain [INTERN] Senior Ruby / Javascript Developer

CABIFY (www.cabify.com) aims to replace company fleets and personal cars in cities, creating a reliable marketplace for safe, convenient and efficient transportation

Cabify has operations in Spain, Per, Mxico and Chile. More on the way.

Currently we are looking for a Senior Ruby/Javascript developer

Desired skills: Ruby, Javascript, Node.js, Coffeescript, CouchDB, Backbone.js, HTML5 & CSS3, Ruby on Rails, Rubymotion

Compensation full time:

$40K $70K Salary0.0% 0.5% Equity

ajm_5338 11 days ago 0 replies      
DormChat - CTO

185+ universities & growing fast. We're 100% focused on local communication and looking to bring on a CTO as our first hire. Responsibilities include redefining local communication and creating a badass culture.

If interested, hit me up at adam@dormchatapp.com


jasoncartwright 16 days ago 1 reply      
Potato are hiring project managers, Django/Python developers, frontend developers and UX designers in all our offices. Freelance & fulltime available.

We're a 4.5yr old, 80 person developer-lead agency based in London, UK with offices in Bristol, Sydney & San Francisco Bay Area. Our clients include Google, PayPal, Skype, a number of startups and other agencies such as BBH & Mother.


thejerz 16 days ago 0 replies      
Senior Ruby on Rails Engineer

COMCAST -- Reston, VA

* Looking for a Rails ninja, with 5+ years experience

* Be a part of building the next generation TV platform

* Solve really interesting problems at 30+ million user scale

* Comcast is a fast-growing company, with a startup feel, and a GREAT place to work

* Competitive salary with great benefits

* Join a fun team that works hard and plays hard! :)

contact jerzygangi at gmail dot com for an interview

photorized 12 days ago 0 replies      
iTrend (www.itrend.io) in Stamford CT - data discovery and social analytics SaaS - hiring:

1. Sales (experience with SaaS or Cloud Hosting sales is preferred) - close deals. Location: NYC, Stamford CT, or San Francisco.

2. Customer Success Manager - make sure customers are getting good results from iTrend. Location: NYC, Stamford CT, or San Francisco.

3. Tech Writer - discover and write about interesting topics. Location: anywhere (REMOTE OK)

4. Marketing Manager - define our voice, messaging, PR. Location: NYC, Stamford CT, or San Francisco.

Competitive salary, stock options, benefits.

Job details are available on Indeed (search for iTrend).

mrhonza 16 days ago 0 replies      
Publet - http://publet.com - San Francisco - REMOTE

Frontend developer

We are looking for a frontend developer to help us build our publishingplatform.

You can work onsite in San Francisco or remotely anywhere in the world.

Interested? Get in touch honza@publet.com

Ask HN: What's the funniest thing you've done with code?
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jpetersonmn 1 day ago 2 replies      
I write a lot of little vb.net applications for troubleshooting/repairing software for our helpdesk. Sometimes if I'm writing something that only 1 specific person is going to use I'll do something like every 3 days set their homepage to that david hasslehoff speedo gif that zooms in on his crotch over and over. Totally inappropriate at work, but I get a chuckle out of it. Since it only happens every three days they haven't figured out what's causing it.
caw 1 day ago 1 reply      
My job as a student involved working in an IT office, and we had a policy of "always lock your screen". Those who didn't got creative pranks put on their computer. Only rules were no root level pranks and it had to be SFW.

Some of them I can remember

- Randomly eject CD drive. This was done in various formats like a background script running, aliased commands, etc.

- Alias 2 commands to each other (e.g. switch ls and cd)

- Switch key bindings

- Wallpaper switching

- Screensaver switching

canadaj 22 hours ago 1 reply      
Not really a prank, but a while ago my group of friends thought that the smiley with a nose ( :^) ) was really weird and creepy in casual conversation (we never use smileys).

So naturally I wrote a twitter bot that finds all normal smileys and adds the nose.

brickcap 1 day ago 1 reply      
I don't know if it's funny but I once added a "This image is not required" in the alt text of the image. The src pointed to a non existent image. Haven't seen anyone else laugh at this but myself :)
stephancoral 1 day ago 0 replies      
I set up Nagios alerts to send a YO! to a very senior engineer anytime there was a warning
MonCalamari 1 day ago 0 replies      
#define true false
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