Lessons from Ship 2 – Easychromium

You’ve got a shiny new computer and want to avoid closed source browser components. Firefox is already open source, but everyone needs more than one browser. Chrome is the obvious choice, but is closed. Luckily its core, Chromium, is open. Unluckily, there’s no trusted source to grab it from. This month’s ship, Easychromium, solves this problem. Read on for lessons learned from a nitty and gritty Ship 2.

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Microsoft Azure PM Internship – Weeks 2 and 3

Weeks two and three were largely uneventful. I spent most of my time emailing recruiters, mentors, managers, and skips (manager’s manager) to get my internship mixup sorted out. By the end of Week 2 it was finally (mostly) resolved with a new manager and a new project. Finally – I have a project!

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Microsoft Azure PM Internship – Week 0

It’s the day before my summer PM internship (05/03/2015) with Azure and I’m sitting in a swanky one bedroom apartment (courtesy MSFT) in Redmond, WA. I got in a day ago and highly recommend an early arrival (the max MSFT allows is two days early). I was able to get a lot of my living situation setup: got my wifi working in the apartment, bought some necessities from the grocery store (“QFC,” or Quality Food Center) and transported them back via Lyft, looked up gyms, found the bus stop so I know how to get to work tomorrow, etc.

Tomorrow’s NEO (New Employee Orientation) and includes the usual onboarding and introductory spiels. More importantly, it marks the first time I’ll learn what I’m actually doing this summer.

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What Is Teaching?

Having spent a fair bit of time in the academy I have had the pleasure of working with brilliant researchers and brilliant teachers. Anyone who’s taken a class knows that these two groups of people are not always the same. What do brilliant researchers lack that prevents them from becoming brilliant teachers? And do brilliant teachers posses a unique skill set beyond mastery of the material that makes them so effective?

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