I was lucky enough to be in the room for their final rehearsal (yep… it was in the same room that I gave my I/O talk). However, I could not focus on preparing, because their stories were so powerful and inspiring. Each and everyone had a story that kept the ‘wow’ effect. If you have time this weekend… you won’t regrat it. Continue reading
This time it’s a 5min talk that comedian Don McMillan (more good stuff over his site) did back in 2008. It’s still very relevant with great tips on what NOT to do. Some points I took while watching him:
- Less is more - reduce the amount of text on the slides to the minimum. Make sure you have an amazing slides (ya… get quality photos with the wow effect) that drive to the point you wish people to take from each slide. Images trigger emotion and since you wish to tell a story (and not flip slides) images are your friends.
- If we touch the main point of ‘story telling‘, let’s go on it deeper because it’s (one of )the most important aspects. You want to tell an interesting story, provoke emotion and leave the audience with ‘something’ after you done talking. Most importantly, do NOT read what you wrote on the slides.
- Reduce the amount of slides/text so the most important ideas will get the focus.
This year I have covered a bit more then 1000 miles. Here are some of the stats that nike site is giving you. First you can see I run mostly off-road This is great not only due to the amazing views but also because it’s quite and give you a chance to think without any ‘city’ noise around.
Here are a few new/cool sources I’ve bumped into during last week events (and meetings). It is always a great fun to talk with developers and learn on new tools that they are using in order to do their work. If you have something interesting, please don’t be a stranger and let me know…
I’ve watch this interesting conversation between Jeff Hawkins and Michael Chui. For the ones that are old enough to remember Palm (yep, Palm V!) and Handspring – Jeff was the founder of both but he has since turned to work on neuroscience full-time at Numenta. In this hour conversation there are lots of interesting points on the brain, his life and some great tips for entrepreneurs. Few points that I wrote down from his thoughts: Continue reading
We had a very productive ‘Google Drive and Android’ Hackathon and during this event, I got lots of questions from web developers on Chrome DevTools. So here is a great reason to sit down and talk (in hebrew this time) on the special features we have today in DevTools that could help you as a web developer to be more productive and smile more. You can go over the slides while you watch (or after it) on devtools-11.appspot.com It was a talk I gave in Google developer day in Berlin last year. However, the main points that I covered in the screen-cast are from the current DevTools that you have today (Sep 2012) in Chrome Canary.
Few of the main features you might want to master:
- Click on the ? and see how you can be productive with the keyboard. Here is a list of keyboards command
- On the right-bottom corner you can see the ‘setting’ button. Once you click on it – you can have some nice options like: choose other user agent and get their screen resolutions, mimic touch events etc’.
- The Network tab will let you record sessions and the cool part is that you can start a recording and then move between few pages (or in a web app – click and move between states). Once you are done with the recording you can take the data by right click and choosing ‘Save to HAR’ then you can share this data and use tools like this in order to analysis your web app in order to tune it and import its performance.
- The Audit tab let you have a quick and deep analysis of ‘what can be improved’. Think of ‘page speed’ / YSlow but inside your DevTools.
- The Profiles tab let you dive deep into the CPU utilization, memory (to see where it’s leaking) and what is going on with the CSS selectors.
- The console is also a powerful feature that give you options to work with a set of shortcuts like: $0 – for the current selected element etc’. The full list of these shortcuts could be nice to save.
Chrome Dev Tools In Hebrew Part 1
Chrome Dev Tools In Hebrew Part 2
Chrome Dev Tools In Hebrew Part 3
If you have other tips you like to share on Chrome DevTools - please let me know about them.