Saeed Gatson

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The Tech Scene In Eugene Oregon Has A Media Problem

For the short time that I’ve been living in Eugene, Oregon there’s one problem I can’t escape.

It echoes through slack channels and even over casual beers. The issue appears during high-brow parties, and at local meetups.

I’ve spoken to a Wall Street Journal reporter and city level organization directors about it. The problem attacks local business owners, University of Oregon professors, and fellow software developers.

The problem appear in the form of a question. How do we get local students to know about opportunities in Eugene? How do we hold on to our skilled talent? How can we keep up with all the great things happening in town?

These all seem to be questions around awareness. I think the tech scene in Eugene, Oregon has a media problem. We can help change that.

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Software Soup

Software Soup

Today you can add Google maps to your application with a few lines of code. Just think about how crazy that is?

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Programmers tricked into playing the wrong game

Just because you’re in the game doesn’t mean you’re playing the right one.

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Software that’s complicated to test can’t maintain quality

I recently watched an episode of FunFunFunction by MPJ. He was talking about why settings are evil.

There was one concept from the video that I found interesting. The idea is that software that’s complicated to test can’t maintain quality.

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The Algorithm For Success

Would it be crazy to say I’ve uncovered the algorithm for success?

It was late at night, everyone had gone to sleep long ago.

I was coding while trying my best to avoid burnout.

I was unsuccessful.
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From Peer To Peer Lending To Online Ordering

I was finally done! I had taken my last order, chopped my last potato, and washed my last red plastic tray. After my final shift at In-N-Out (yes I’ve worked at In-N-Out), I thought I would never be in the restaurant business again.

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