Zynga Interview Process

During my time here at Zynga I have had the opportunity to do a lot of phone screens for candidates who are looking to join Zynga. For these candidates the Zynga Interview Process can be a little daunting simply because it is an unkown.  I thought that today I would spend a few quick minutes […]

Optimizing Images for SEO

Optimizing your images is an important part of your overall SEO strategy.  If you haven’t seen it yet – jump over to The Two Most Critical Meta Tags we we released some time ago. For now we want to explore how to optimize your images for the search engines. Titles Although titles don’t have a […]

Value of Charts in Presentations

let it never be understated… including graphs in your presentations… is just plain money.   Let’s be honest.  Hosting a presentation can be very difficult.  As the presentator you have to capture and keep the audiences attention if you want your message successfully delivered. Audience members have so much on their minds.  It si extremely […]

Axes of Evil in Stats

For all of my product and stats based friends out there – I wanted to share this analysis on what the true meaning of various graphs really are.  Enjoy!    

5 Reasons why Meetings Suck

During this past year I have had some fun finding comics depicting why Meeting Sucks. I feel it appropriate now to spend some time explaining in words why meetings truly suck for engineers. I believe that meetings truly suck across many different jobs and disciplines. Here are my top 5 reasons why Meetings Suck so […]

Sample Questions to ask an Engineering Manager

Knowing what to ask a good manager before placing him on a team can be a tough challenge.  Below is a list of some example questions that can be used to evaluate future managers.  Many of these apply to existing Engineering Managers, Directors, Team Leads, etc. Tell about yourself. What are your strengths? What are […]