31

Aug

2017

How to Level Up Your Automation with the AWeber API and Tags

By: August 31, 2017

One of the best ways to get new email subscribers is with a sign up form. Forms give you the opportunity to ask every person who visits your website to subscribe to your email list. And this not only allows you to grow your list, … <Read More>

01

May

2017

Project Management in an Agile Environment

By: May 1, 2017

About a week into my shiny new project management position at AWeber, I was basically told that the role itself was met with much disdain, water cooler dissension and a communal question of “We’re an agile shop. Why do we need a project manager?” It’s … <Read More>

21

Apr

2017

How to Manage Technical Teams Like an Aircraft Pilot

By: April 21, 2017

Pilots don’t want to crash. And neither do technical teams. Okay. Granted, developing software isn’t the same as piloting a plane. If you mess up a software release, you’ll get some angry customers and may lose some in the process, but... usually no one dies. … <Read More>

06

Apr

2017

Improving Swift Unit Tests with Objective-C

By: April 6, 2017

With Swift approaching its third anniversary of being announced to the world, it's no longer the immature adolescent that can be passed by for the old reliable language, Objective-C. Instead, it's now something that can't be ignored if you’re an iOS engineer. After all, it's the … <Read More>

30

Mar

2017

The Benefits of Working Like an Amateur

By: March 30, 2017

I recently heard an interview with Jim Jarmusch in which he talked about how he considers himself an amateur filmmaker, even though he’s been making movies since the early 1980s. He explained that he looks back to the original Latin meaning of the word amateur, … <Read More>

07

Mar

2017

Three Reasons why People Work

By: March 7, 2017

People are the most valuable asset of a company. And yet, attrition in the tech community is around 28 percent. Early in my career as I was starting out as a coder, a leader in my organization casually mentioned to me that there are three … <Read More>

23

Jan

2017

Round Table Reviews and the Six Things I Stand For as a Leader

By: January 23, 2017

As a follow up to Grace’s AWesome post sharing her experience with round table reviews from the perspective of a team member, I wanted to provide an additional post covering my perspective as a team lead. Round table reviews neatly support five of my core values as … <Read More>

12

Jan

2017

A Post-Mortem: Thoughts on Roundtable Peer Reviews

By: January 12, 2017

Hit me, bro! As hard as you can! The mobile team at AWeber… We really like each other. That is what became quite evident during our annual face-to-face, peer-to-peer roundtable review process conducted in mid-November. As an organization, AWeber just finished “that” season: employee performance … <Read More>

11

Aug

2016

Why (and How) I Used Slack as a Feedback Channel for User Experience Research

By: August 11, 2016

I love NPR. On Morning Edition every Friday, they air StoryCorps, which are person-to-person interviews designed to make your heart fall out on the floor and openly sob. The StoryCorps idea is so simple yet so powerful. Instead of having a show host ask prepared … <Read More>

19

May

2016

Creating Effective iOS New User Experiences

By: May 19, 2016

While it is crucial that your iOS app is well designed, relying on a well-designed app is not enough to set your users up for success in using the app. So what exactly does set them up for success? A new user onboarding experience. An … <Read More>