WibiData Builds Video Game Level to Recruit Engineers
Big Data Startup WibiData has constructed a Portal 2 level to help recruit engineers.
The automated PIN recovery system for the WibiData is at the mercy of a sinister AI, and you are responsible for retrieving it…
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Why we started Mountain Metrics
Enrique Gonzalez, one of our teamates, is the multimedia designer at The Chicago History Museum.
The museum has a vast collection of beautiful old photos that are locked away in the archives. About a year ago Enrique decided to start posting some of these photos on Tumblr, a small blogging platform, each day. One year later the Chicago History Museum’s Tumblr has more than 80,000 followers and add 5,000 new followers each week.
The blog was a fantastic success, but there was a serious problem – Tumblr doesn’t provide the data he needed to make informed decisions about his blog. He had no idea who his followers were, where they came from, or how they interacted with his content.
For almost a year Enrique tracked statistics about his blog in a giant spreadsheet. It was a tedious, tiresome, and time-consuming task. This is why we created Mountain, to provide an easy way to keep track of metrics for your Tumblr account.
Mountain Metrics TSL Demo Day Launch
Mountain Metrics made it’s official launch at The Starter League Demo Day in Chicago Friday! Here are the slides from our presentation.
For the last few weeks we’ve been working on Mountain, an analytics platform built specifically for Tumblr. By default Tumblr doesn’t give you any information about your account, but we’re trying to change that!
Here’s a taste of what you will be able to see in Mountain v1.
- Number of visitors over time.
- Average time spent on your site.
- People viewing your site from a phone.
- Total notes over time.
- Total followers over time.
- Popular content.
- Primary search terms.
We’re looking for feedback. What information do you want to see from Tumblr?
All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking.
Dan Lyons talks with Sanu Desai about the tsunami about to smash into the enterprise software world. Desai is looking at one end of the formula — the value of the new companies destabilizing the market:
When it comes to my favorite technical books, I’ve found that they tend share a set of common traits. Here’s what comes to mind, in no particular order.
- links to other resources
Thinking about what makes a good book is on my mind…
I landed two days ago in Chicago. For the next three months, I’ll be attending Starter League, an intensive program to learn Ruby and Rails. My first days here in Chicago have been pretty crazy. I have been hopping from meetup to meetup, meeting great people, and getting free food and my…
It’s Friday night! Perhaps you have need of a bottle of wine for a nice evening out (or in)? Don’t fret. We at the Discovery News tumblr page have found a way to help you pick. If it looks complicated, that’s because it is.
Infografica dedicata al vino
Good luck with this. — tanya b.
This was a comment to a post, The Future is Now, but the comment is better than the post.
What I Learned About Failing Fast and Winning in the Startup World
Tomorrow will mark one year from my college graduation. The first year after graduating from college is a uniquely challenging time. You are no longer constantly surrounded by friends. You lose control of your schedule to some…
Graphic evidence for the dire need to change educational paradigms – a week of a student’s electrodermal activity, showing flatlines during class. As MIT Media Lab’s Joi Ito points out, it’s just a single student’s activity and thus generalization would be frivolous, but it still gives one pause.
Everyone hates yearly reviews. You have no idea if your boss is going to give you a raise and if so, how much. The boss usually has unspoken frustration with you, but never clearly communicated their expectations and how they would be measured. It’s a mess and usually both of you walk away upset.