Around this time, I was single and read about this guy in WIRED that took time off his doctoral thesis to scrape OkCupid to find dates. I read his book and guess what? He did it all in Python. I made the decision then: eff it, I’m gonna be that weird dude, too. I wasn’t matching with anyone when I answered honestly, so either I’m a unique flower or their algorithm wasn’t great at matching people I’d get along with. I made a bet that it was the latter. Attaching something I emotionally cared about (finding a partner) to something that’s super dry (programming) was the only way. … [Read more...] about A Non-Coder’s Journey to Becoming a Data Engineer
In this post, I’ll do my best to lay out the basics of Angular for marketers: why it’s necessary, its pros and cons, and steps needed to get it on the right track. Most importantly, I’ll attempt to provide tools that’ll guide marketers to communicate in a better, more efficient way with site developers, so they can finally understand what, exactly, is required on the other end–and so you can be sure your needs are understood. Then, I’ll try to explain Google’s indexing process to developers, and the problems we marketers sometimes have with Angular. … [Read more...] about Warning: Angular JS is Killing Your SEO Efforts
We created a bit.ly url for this post, and posted it on Twitter. The next instant we saw, that bit.ly’s count was already 4. This only means that some twitter crawler/indexer received the tweet and de-referenced the url mentioned in it. After that I hovered my mouse over the link shown in Twitterfox. Sure enough bit.ly’s count increased by one. We did this repeatedly from multiple desktop’s of several friends and the count just kept on increasing. Not one of these folks during this time had actually clicked on the link. … [Read more...] about Is Twitter Sending You 500% To 1600% More Traffic Than You Might Think?