Jekyll serves my blog 10x faster than Wordpress

I just setup a Jekyll version of this blog, hosted on GitHub Pages. It loads 10x faster than the Wordpress version and my Pingdom score went from a D to an A. Granted it doesn’t have all the same functionality, but I’m more okay with that.

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7 Baby Adventures in Cryptocurrency

I’ve spent the last three weeks on parental leave. It’s been awesome getting to know our daughter Ava better. But in between the hundreds of diaper changes, bottle feeds, and 5 S’s, I managed to explore some cryptocurrency projects. Often early in the morning or late at night when mom and baby are sleeping.

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My Next Chapter After Facebook

In 2010, I was weighing a heavy decision. I had two compelling job offers. Do I return to the Ads Product Marketing team at Facebook, where I had interned and continued to work part time during grad school? Or do I join Google as a Product Manager?

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Prism by Shapeshift – first impressions

Ever since I heard of Prism by Shapeshift I’ve been anxious to try it out! I’m a huge fan of financial derivatives and cryptocurrency. Founder Erik Voorhees is a legendary cryptocurrency entrepreneur and is always ahead of the curve. His cryptocurrency exchange company Shapeshift recently acquired Keepkey, launched Prism, and he initiated a token sale for his newest venture SALT lending. So as soon as I received my Prism beta invite, I dove right in.

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The cryptocurrencies I’m excited about

After entering cryptocurrency via Bitcoin in 2013, I expanded my purview to other coins. Below is my opinion on the fundamentals of some other cryptocurrencies, without regard to price or technical analysis. Disclosure: I hold positions in many of these below. This is not investment advice.

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My first year in Bitcoin

Bitcoin hit $3,000 earlier this week. Then it dropped by 30%. In honor of that arbitrary high watermark and even higher volatility, I wanted to share the first year of my journey into cryptocurrency.
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Enter Messenger

I recently built a Messenger Bot. This is the fourth part in a series describing how I built it and what I learned.

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Will Basic Attention Token scale?

As someone who’s worked in digital advertising for over a decade and is very passionate about cryptocurrency and blockchains, I wanted to share some thoughts on one of the most notable ICO’s to date: Basic Attention Token. Not about how the ICO went which plenty has been written about, but instead about the business model and viability. (Disclosure: I work on ads at Facebook. I hold Ether, which underlies BAT. I have never held any BAT.)

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I started with Alexa

I recently built a Messenger Bot. This is the third post in a series describing how I built it and what I learned.

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I’m building a bot

I recently started building a Messenger Bot. This is a series describing how I approached it and what I learned.

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