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February 2, 2011

Python Ternary Operator : The Final Post-It

I come from c/c++ and I like my ternary operator. Simply great for short and simple condition-assignment. Since i’ve  started using python (about 18 months), I have problems remembering the proper way to do this (ADD anyone ?), simply because Guido went for a “great to read” but “impossible to think” way of expressing it. - Read More -

January 19, 2011

Klout vs PeerIndex : Topics API battle

We need data for @matchFWD. A lot. We need data to help us suggest the best  talent matches for an open job opportunity to our connectors. We’re only 2 developers, and I spend too much time not coding so we need help. There’s currently 2 API that buzzed trying to evaluate influence, reach, reputation and authority - Read More -

January 7, 2011

Recruiting students into startup : Bridgecamp and HackNY

I just read  Fred Wilson post on Talent and Bandwidth where he states the obvious need for NYC startups to be recruiting students for internships and great jobs. He mentions a very interesting program called HackNY whose goal is to Establish a sustainable, repeatable summer program matching computationally and quantitatively expert NYC students with NYC - Read More -

December 23, 2010

Going back on the 1st ProductCamp Montreal

This is my personal view on it. Barry and I co-wrote the one that appeared on NextMontreal. Product Manager is one of those jobs that you often learn about when you realize what you’re doing actually has a name. There is multiples paths to become a product manager, all with their advantages and inconvenients, which - Read More -

November 17, 2010

It’s time to leave the bench and try that startup thing

So you’ve been going to startup events, drinks and meetups  for some time now. You’ve tagged more “Top ten startup advices” list in delicious than anyone. You’ve got a few unfinished side projects waiting for you when you complete your next freelance gig. You feel like Fred Wilson have taught you everything about the VC - Read More -

November 3, 2010

5 [bonnes] raisons d’organiser ProductCamp Montreal (21 novembre 2010, gratuit)

Échanger avec des trippeux de Produit de diverses industries Sensibiliser des entreprises locales à l’importance de la gestion de produit Apprendre de l’expérience d’autres Product Manager Aider des entreprises à recruter pour ce rôle Meubler un dimanche de novembre Ça se déroule le 21 novembre. Enregistrez vous ici et proposez des sujets de discussion de - Read More -

July 23, 2010

Best Vacation Auto-reply I’ve read lately

From an Exalead engineer … This is an automated reply. I am currently hiking on the Lofoten Islands within the Artic Circle ( While it is true that I will have very long days with 24 hours of daylight, it won’t mean I will work more and I won’t be able to answer you until - Read More -

January 20, 2010

How Swix Stole My Startup Idea … and Did It Very Well !

I am about to deliver a big project to a client and I am playing with different ideas on what to do next. Had (yet another) idea couple weeks ago and sent an email to my friend Duncan Moore to validate. Here’s the mail : As more and more brands, agencies, producer and individuals disseminate - Read More -

December 18, 2009

Je veux un nouveau filtre pour mon web à Noël

Pour Noël, je veux pouvoir filtrer me sources d’info et les mentions de mots clés selon les participants et les auteurs. Quand je fais une recherche, je veux qu’on me sorte des conversations se déroulant entre des gens qui correspondent à certain critères que j’aurai défini selon la recherche : domaine d’expertise, degré de proximité, - Read More -

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