Bringing change in teams is hard work. Bringing change to organizations is hard work. Bringing change to compananies is really hard work. And almost impossible. Bringing change is about persistance rooted in strong belief in core principles. It is also about improvization. Listening and reflecting. This allows you embrace the
When we starting using Trello for candidate tracking [https://www.looksgoodworkswell.com/using-trello-for-candidate-tracking/], we were highly motivated to have it handle all our communication and workflow for candidates. > @trello [https://twitter.com/trello] why isn't there a simple way for a user to be notified by email specifically when they
As we started the new year, we have changed the way we do recruiting at PayPal. We create an always active pipeline based on a few key profiles. We have also started aligning our engineering practices around these profiles (web application, mobile, and services engineering). They don't fit everything of
Back in the mid 80's after we had finished writing [https://www.looksgoodworkswell.com/all-i-really-need-to-know-i-learned-from-a-128k-mac/] GATO for the Macintosh [http://www.bytecellar.com/2006/03/15/of_ajax_gato_an/], I took some time to explore the underbelly of the Mac. One of these times I discovered that a single
If you haven't discovered James Mickens [http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/people/mickens/] then I have a treat for you. James is a Researcher in the Distributed Systems Group at Microsoft and writes hilarious articles under the moniker ;Login: Logout. His writing reminds me of the style of Dave Barry
I am excited to announce that I have moved my blog from Blogger [http://looksgoodworkswell.blogspot.com] to Ghost [https://www.looksgoodworkswell.com/], a NodeJS blogging platform. Background In 2005 when I started the blog, the easiest thing to do was to snag a blogspot account and start posting. Over
My team in PayPal Austin is hiring. We are looking for user interface engineers that can span the stack from node.js up to backbone.js. As part of the change [fluent-talk-releasing-the-kraken-clash-of-the-titans-nodejs-paypal] we have been bringing to PayPal, our UIE teams partner closely with our design teams following the Lean
I have discussed [why-you-should-work-with-me-at-paypal] in the past that we have been on a mission to change the culture, technology, process and experiences at PayPal. 15 months into my adventure here I have never been more excited. Starting last year we moved away from Java & JSP for rendering our UIs and
[http://www.debuggingrules.com/Debugging_cover.gif]Don't judge a book [http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002H5GSZ2/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B002H5GSZ2&linkCode=as2&tag=looksgoodwork-20] by it's cover [http://www.debuggingrules.com/Debugging_cover.gif] (or it's website [http://www.
Started keeping a list of these tools. No particular order. Createlyhttp://creately.com/ Axure RPhttp://axure.com/ InVisionhttp://www.InVisionApp.com [http://www.invisionapp.com/] Mockingbirdhttps://gomockingbird.com/ Balsamiq Mockupshttp://balsamiq.com/products/mockups Ratchethttp://maker.github.com/ratchet/ Justinmindhttp://www.justinmind.com/ HotGloohttp://www.hotgloo.com/ FlairBuilderhttp://www.flairbuilder.
I really enjoy Silicon Valley Code Camp [http://www.siliconvalley-codecamp.com/] . Lots of speakers, lots of local attendees. Very informal and always a good crowd. No different today. Really engaged audience. One topic I covered was how Lean UX [http://uxdesign.smashingmagazine.com/2011/03/07/lean-ux-getting-out-of-the-deliverables-business/] and Agile [http:
I have blogged a little [my-paypal-update-paypal-rocks] in the past as to why I came to PayPal [excited-about-my-new-role-sr-director-web-development-paypal]. Today I want to talk about why you should come to PayPal to work with me. To start with let's be frank. Last year when I contemplated joining PayPal it was clear PayPal
I am reading the excellent book Sleights of Mind: What the Neuroscience of Magic Reveals about our Everyday Deceptions [http://www.amazon.com/dp/0805092811/ref=as_li_ss_til?tag=looksgoodwork-20&camp=0&creative=0&linkCode=as4&creativeASIN=0805092811&adid=1SC7KE1D0B9EPET86D6Q] In discussing how magicians manipulate attention (looking at
We are going full bore on LeanUX at PayPal. This presentation just captures a lot of cautions for our teams. These anti-patterns call out bad behaviors or situations that can become bad which will stifle collaboration. Lean UX Anti-Patterns [https://www.slideshare.net/billwscott/lean-ux-antipatterns] from Bill Scott [http://www.
Designing for Reusability Code reuse [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Code_reuse] has been a major concern of mine throughout my career. I graduated with a computer science degree and was taught the value and beauty of loosely coupled [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loose_coupling], modular code [http://en.