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ConFoo Vancouver Call for Papers

Written by Anna Filina / Original link on Apr. 13, 2017

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…


Would I Want to Live Forever? Hell Yeah!

Written by Anna Filina / Original link on Feb. 26, 2017

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…


Why Objects Over Arrays?

Written by Anna Filina / Original link on Jan. 26, 2017

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 ProblemI once took over a project written in ActionScript 3. It was a fairly simple project. …



Increase Efficiency of Remote Communications

Written by Anna Filina / Original link on Dec. 12, 2016

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…


Conference Organization: Speaker Agreement

Written by Anna Filina / Original link on Nov. 22, 2016

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 oppo…