Skiplist Principles - Part 1 of 3
At Skiplist, we are on a mission to transform the world through incredible and thoughtful software. I am regularly up at night wondering how we create the culture needed to execute on such an ambitious mission. Although I don’t know the future, I do know culture is not created by accident.
Diversity is crucial to a software company’s continued success.
One 2011 Forbes study of large corporations found that having a workforce with a “diverse set of experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds” was “crucial to innovation and the development of new ideas”, as well as being extremely important “to attract and retain top talent.”
Data is King.
In today’s connected world, data is the lifeblood of all successful organizations. With data, organizations are able understand their markets, make decisions that help drive increased traction and revenue, and build products that their customers want, purchase and use. Without data, organizations are fumbling in the dark: making wild guesses about what they should or shouldn’t do.
To intelligently connect many pieces of legacy infrastructure to the internet, you’ll need to do it in such a way insights can be gleaned from the all data it generated.
The premise sounds simple enough, but in practice the project would require deep knowledge of a wide range of technologies. By breaking the problem down into discrete, logical pieces, we were able to prove that a working solution was possible.
This week I optimized an in-memory cache lookup. The customer dataset was a few orders of magnitude larger than anticipated. As a result, we had to refactor an in-memory cache data structure.
I have often heard people say, “the data speaks for itself.” This sentiment is not only naive, it is also very dangerous — especially in a world of big data and machine learning. All data is seen through a lens, and the conclusions drawn from the data will change with the perspective of the interpreter.
HIPAA compliance is an intimidating road that must be traversed for any organization that has aspirations of breaking into any part of the medical domain. Skiplist can show you how to thoughtfully traverse the technical side of this path.
Let your product earn its complexity.
This article is originally published at UpCounsel. By UpCounsel Privacy Attorney Michael Witt
In their rush to market their products or services, many startups inadvertently overlook potential legal obligations. For startups, overlooking privacy and data protection could be extremely costly. These costs could arise from system redesign and development activities and fines, particularly from the European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)that goes into effect May 25, 2018. Fines under the GDPR may reach as high as 4% of global revenue or $20 million dollars in situations in which the breached entity has ignored its privacy obligations.
HTML to PDF Convertor
Modern web applications are commonly split up into two major parts. The first part, called the front-end, is the part that most people interact with. The second part, called the back-end, is hidden from users and manages all of the information which is needed by the application. Splitting applications like this sperates the rendering of the information from the generation of the data, which brings certain efficiencies. However, one thing it makes more difficult is rendering non-web formats, like PDFs. Many business applications require report generation and PDF printing, so additional techniques are required to fill this void.
Our modern identity management systems are currently in crisis and it seems this is really just the status quo, but does it need to be?
It doesn’t take a lot of digging online to quickly find reasons why identity safety is such a paramount issue. Tools like Have i been pwned? show a range of concerning examples of major institutional breaches that have leaked millions of personal data files. The centralization of identity databases, both physical and digital, is creating these inevitable fail points that are eroding the systemic value of our personal data.
The Dotcom boom and bust was a wild ride. From the rubble came a wave of new tech giants - namely Google, Facebook, and many others. Tremendous investments were made to build out the foundation of the internet.
Wireless communication and the growth of LTE, Wifi, and Bluetooth have completely changed our lives. Mobile communication and the upcoming launch of 5G is going to be really cool