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Catch-up post

It’s been a while since my last blog post. A lot has changed. DeNA closed their Vancouver studio just over a year ago (~May 2015). Later that month was the launch of a collaboration between my wife and I, a photo

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Why I Always Respond to Recruiters

My first interaction with a technical recruiter was during my second co-op placement (internship) at Relic Entertainment in 2007. We had individual phones and company extensions, and occasionally we would use it to call a colleague when we expected them

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Success is Scrappy

I constantly have to fight with my inner perfectionist. I feel like being a programmer makes this a little more difficult – you have to be very precise when you write code. The computer will do exactly what you tell

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Lessons from being a Lead Programmer on a Mobile App in a Distributed Environment

First of all, that’s a long title. It was also a large role. In 2012 I started working on PlayRank, a mobile social sports app that looks like just a simple iOS app, but really ended up being a high-quality client

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30 Day Art Challenge: Photography Edition

Vancouver usually has the nicest weather during August, so this year I decided to take a photo a day. I didn’t have any real criteria, just ‘interesting photo’, I guess. This challenge probably had the shortest time commitment per day, but

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