The following is a guest blog post by Matt Condon about his summer as a member of the class of 2014 hackNY fellows. The original article can be found at Matt’s blog. Want to become a hackNY fellow this summer? Checkout apply.hackny.org.
The presentation was under 3 minutes. Reading this blog post will probably take longer. I’m sorry I got your hopes up.
We also worked on some data science related tasks where we found the most popular categories that Magnetic served ads for.
This blog also happened. I went from about 200 words at the beginning of the summer to almost 40,000. In single-spaced, 12pt Helvetica, that’s 80 pages.
I released FiveStar in late May. This happened during my daily blogging phase, so there’s a wealth of talk about it:
- New York Day 6 (Posting to HN)
- New York Day 8 (Aftermath of HN)
- Me complaining about Amazon’s API
- New York Day 9 (TechCrunch covers FiveStar)
- New York Day 10 (FiveStar stats)
- FiveStar.io Dedicated Post (More stats!)
- New York Day 18 (AKA That time I got contacted by a Magnetic competitor)
The FindTheBest Saga:
- New York Day 11 (It begins!)
- New York Day 12 (The phone interview)
- New York Day 15 (Travel plans)
- New York Day 22
- New York Day 26 (Travel to Santa Barbara!)
- New York Day 36 (Debating FTB)
- New York Day 37 (More debate)
- New York Day 38 (More soul searching)
Thank you to Chris, Evan, and Whitney for making HackNY a thing.
And thanks to the Fellows for doing the thing.
All of the HackNY Speaker Series notes:
- Gayle McDowell
- USV Partners
- Jonah Peretti
- Eliot Horowitz
- Hilary Parker
- Andrew Ruef
- Richard Stallman
- Joel Spolsky
- Fred Wilson
- Etai Lahav
- Jenna Wortham
- Samantha John
- Cathy O’Neil
- Chris and Evan
- Peter Bell (with Matthew McCullough)
- Stacey Mulcahy
- Sacha Ross
- New York Tech Meetup
- Gary Chou
All of the New York Daily Posts