Best Practices

Extroverted versus Introverted Content

I recently wrote about my experience previously writing a lot of technical content. I wanted to come up with a concept which captures my current thinking about how content is best created: Extroverted versus Introverted Content.  When I focused all of my energy on producing “how to” type content, it was “introverted” content in my mind. Content that I wrote for myself (and the search engines) which was low cost, fast and easy to produce.…

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Write content to trigger conversations (and community)

For a long time I built and maintained the prior iteration of this blog. When I was a software engineer building enterprise mobile and web applications, I made a conscious decision to post solutions to all the annoying problems I encountered on this blog with detailed source code snippets and documentation. By making a habit of this, I reasoned, I could go back and find my own solutions to problems and also create a public…

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Building a mobile hardware hackathon command station

Software and API evangelism are fun and valuable for most platform companies to engage in. For hardware platforms, technical evangelism takes on an entirely new dimension: Developers can’t just take a single-board computer, module or other IoT gadget and turn it into something useful and fun over the course of a workshop or hackathon: They need bits and pieces, wires, components and batteries! While acting as ecosystem manager and technical evangelist for the Intel Joule,…

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