An employees perspective on the Zynga stock price drop

I recently ran across an article on Quora that struck a chord with me.  I am generally not very active on Quora but felt compelled to provide my answer and thoughts there.  The question was how do Zynga employees feel about the Stock Price drop.  Below is the answer I provided. Here is the link: http://www.quora.com/Zynga-Stock-Price-Collapse-Summer-2012/How-do-Zynga-employees-feel-about-the-companys-summer-2012-stock-price-drop […]

4 Years Later – My Interview Experience at Zynga

October 2012 marks my 4 year mark at Zynga.  I figured it would be appropriate to reminisce on a few Zynga memories. Common legalese here – these are my personal experiences, viewpoints, etc and not those of the company, your results may vary, don’t try this at home, etc, etc…  🙂 In the summer of […]

Time Capsule – Zynga.com October 30th, 2012

Every now and then I want to make a time capsule of the Zynga.com website as it goes through product changes, enhancements, etc…  So here is today’s time capsule taken on October 30th, 2012   Zynga.com Home Page   Zynga.com Game Landing Page

3 Years Later – Launching Zynga’s FishVille

October 2012 marks my 4 year mark at Zynga.  One of my most prominent memories is when FishVille launched.  I figured it would be appropriate to reminisce on the experience from a developers standpoint. Common legalese here – these are my personal experiences, viewpoints, etc and not those of the company, your results may vary, […]

5 Best Engineering Quotes

Here we go… some of my favorite Engineering Quotes that I have stumbled across over the years. Engineer Quote #1 The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art. Leonardo DaVinci Engineer Quote #2 One mans magic is another mans engineering. Supernatural is a null word. Robert A Heinlein Engineer Quote […]

Zynga Partners with BWIN.PARTY to launch real money games in the UK

From the Press Release on the Zynga.com website found here:  http://company.zynga.com/news/press-releases/zynga-partners-bwinparty-launch-real-money-games-uk   ZYNGA PARTNERS WITH BWIN.PARTY TO LAUNCH REAL MONEY GAMES IN THE UK SAN FRANCISCO – October 24, 2012 – Zynga (NASDAQ: ZNGA), the world’s leading provider of social game services, and bwin.party, the leading international real money gaming operator, today announced an exclusive partnership […]

Do Engineers have original ideas

Think about this question. Being an Engineer myself, the obvious and immediate answer is… “of course we have original ideas”. I ran across this quote the other day however that really struck me (admittedly in the wrong way): “A good scientist is a person with original ideas. A good engineer is a person who makes […]

The Most Critical Meta Tag

I came across an interesting article the other day when I was searching for the most critical meta tag. The article was a PDF document provided by Google. The document can be found here: http://static.googleusercontent.com/external_content/untrusted_dlcp/www.google.com/en/us/webmasters/docs/search-engine-optimization-starter-guide.pdf This document provides valuable insights into SEO and how best to optimize your content for the web. I decided that […]

What makes Zynga Games so successful

I have worked for Zynga for 4 years now and I want to share some of the components that make Zynga Games so successful. I know what you may be thinking… there must be some crazy backend deal to get traffic, right? Well – not exactly. Zynga Games are so successful because of 3 core […]