Founderdating review

Founderdating. Despite how it sounds, it’s not a dating website. Founderdating is a website looking to bring together cofounders from both the business side and the technical side. I first came across this site last year when I returned to Vancouver. I intended to use it for networking, but instead I only found headaches. …

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A taste of startup culture

Startup culture in tech companies are infamous for awesome perks, great work life balance and a community environment for fostering personal and career growth. Of course, not all startups are like that. Companies vary greatly in how they build their culture and may look for different things when they hire …

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The first week in Melbourne

The first three weeks in Australia have come and gone very quickly and if I could sum it up in two words it would be the following: exceeding expectations. There are lots of details I can share, but I’ll start by summarizing my first week. As excited as I was …

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Weighing in on Australia

Anywhere but here was probably the first thought I had when thinking about where to go, but when it came down to checking off criteria, Australia was one of the few options that made sense. Tech startup presence. Check. Active ruby community. Check. English speaking country. Check. Visa options. Check. …

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10 things I learned from working on let’s chill

It’s been tough to concentrate with everything going on these past few weeks. It’s made me really restless. But writing always helps soothe my soul. Besides learning the basics of taking an application from concept to deployment, I learned a lot about myself and it reenforced other concepts I’ve learned …

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Apparently Christmas is around the corner

It’s been a hectic two months since development started on let’s chill. I’m taking a few moments to dump some thoughts before I move onto today’s work load. This past weekend, I had a milestone day as a group of my friends did a first round of testing on the …

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A look back at Startup Weekend Vancouver

It was 1am on November 5th and I was stuck on some code. I decided to take a break and check off something else on my to do list: look at the upcoming startup events for startup week. The kickoff to startup week was Startup Weekend Vancouver (hereby known as …

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