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ConFoo Vancouver Call for Papers

Written by Anna Filina - Published on Anna Filina's weblog
Aggregated on Thursday April 13, 2017 - Permalink

ConFoo is happy to open the call for papers for the Vancouver 2017 edition! Proposals can be submitted until May 8th. Advisors will review all the proposals and publish the list of talks on June 5th. Talks are 35 minutes for the topic and 10 minutes for Q&A, for a total of 45 minutes. Check out the list of themes . ConFoo will cover travel and hotel for the speakers who require it. …

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Would I Want to Live Forever? Hell Yeah!

Written by Anna Filina - Published on Anna Filina's weblog
Aggregated on Monday February 27, 2017 - Permalink

I saw this video the other day. I strongly disagree with that sentiment. If I could live forever, I would have done all the things. Right now, I have to constantly pick one thing over another. I have to prioritize. I abandon too many projects before even starting them, because I know that I simply don’t have the time to accomplish everything. Sure, I would postpone stuff more often, but …

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Why Objects Over Arrays?

Written by Anna Filina - Published on Anna Filina's weblog
Aggregated on Thursday January 26, 2017 - Permalink

I saw a tweet earlier today “there seems to be this obsession with turning everything into an object”. Here’s a detailed response as to why using objects instead of arrays is a good idea, in my opinion. The Problem I once took over a project written in ActionScript 3. It was a fairly simple project. Five mini-games and a progression scenario to tie everything together. The developer who left …

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ConFoo Montreal Early Bird + Vancouver Dates

Written by Anna Filina - Published on Anna Filina's weblog
Aggregated on Tuesday January 17, 2017 - Permalink

You can save on ConFoo Montreal tickets until January 20, 2017. This huge conference will be held on March 8-10, 2017 and will feature over 150 presentations . There is a great range of topics, including PHP, many other programming languages, databases, security, performance, machine learning and project management. We also just confirmed the dates for the next ConFoo Vancouver , which is …

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Increase Efficiency of Remote Communications

Written by Anna Filina - Published on Anna Filina's weblog
Aggregated on Monday December 12, 2016 - Permalink

Do you want to increase the efficiency of your remote communications by a factor of ten? Keep reading then. Respond immediately. If you have all the necessary information to respond to an e-mail, do it now. You already spent time reading the e-mail. By not responding immediately, you are wasting time re-reading it next time and categorizing it. We spend too much time managing e-mails instead …

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Conference Organization: Speaker Agreement

Written by Anna Filina - Published on Anna Filina's weblog
Aggregated on Tuesday November 22, 2016 - Permalink

At ConFoo , we use a speaker agreement to ensure that accepted speakers take their commitment seriously and understand the impact of a cancellation. We used to lose thousands of dollars due to speakers cancelling after we already purchased their flight (as a non-profit, that hurts). It’s also an opportunity to remind them to be respectful and make sure that we maintain a pleasant learning …

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