Entries in Feb, 2011
http://lanyrd.com/ will be there—both myself and Nat.[... 25 words]
The Enron email corpus is pretty useful, though I don’t know how “normal” you would consider it.[... 38 words]
Is Lanyrd meant to be tech-industry specific, or is that just a byproduct of the early adopter demographic?
We want to cover all sorts of conferences (and user groups, and meetups, and conventions... any event where people get together to share their knowledge). We have a good start on technology because that’s where our early adopters are, but we’re starting to pick up in a few other categories as well. Here are some of my favourite examples:[... 94 words]
What is the “best” programming language to learn if you want to mockup your own ideas but don’t have a technical background?
I knew a very talented UX designer at Yahoo! who did all of his interactive mockups in PowerPoint—including widgets that you click to transition to another “page” in the interface. I’ve heard of people doing the same thing in Keynote, and OmniGraffle Pro also has tools for creating interactive mockups.[... 111 words]
Many to Many tables can be a bit of a pain to deal with using regular SQL, but a good ORM can abstract away any potential complexity almost entirely. I find using the Django ORM means I’m much less likely to shy away from a design that involves a many-to-many relationship because I know it won’t increase the complexity of the application. I imagine the Rails ORM has the same effect.[... 91 words]
Yes. And I say that as an author of another Django migrations tool (dmigrations) which offered a small subset of South’s current functionality.[... 42 words]
What are some good user interface/user experience workshops/conferences coming up this March(p.s. distance isn’t a factor, I’m willingly to travel)?
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This essay is pretty comprehensive—it’s what convinced us to apply to YC, and our experience so far has been true to what it describes: http://ycombinator.com/atyc.html[... 44 words]
http://lanyrd.com/places/boston/ lists a few events coming up in early April.[... 35 words]
I can’t give you a top five, but you might find this list of 10 upcoming food blogger conferences useful: http://lanyrd.com/topics/food-bl...[... 38 words]