WatchKit beta 2 was just released as a part of the iOS 8.2 developer seed. One of the best new additions to the SDK is the ability to communicate back to the iOS parent app from the WatchKit extension. This allows us to essentially “close the loop” and pass information from the watch to the watch extension… Continue reading WatchKit Tutorial: Send data to parent iOS app
I recently did a talk where I live demoed some OCR functionality that I built. Essentially, I had to show what was happening on my device screen while I took a picture of a piece of paper. The main issue with this for screen reflector apps is that the refresh rate isn’t nearly as fast as the… Continue reading Easy iOS Device Projector Demos
Well it doesn’t look pretty, but we’re not designers anyway…it’s not our job. -Software engineer intern I overheard one of the interns earlier this summer talking about the project he was working on when he was updating his mentor on his progress. He was working as a client-side iOS engineer for the summer and didn’t seem… Continue reading It’s not my job to care what the product looks like, or is it?
I recently did a presentation for the Intuit Girls Who Code class – it was the first of many presentations I hope to give throughout my career. Some people seem to feel that public speaking is one of those fears that is even greater than death. I’m not a big fan of being put on the… Continue reading How to be a speaker if you don’t have any experience
This is a question that recently came up on Quora and something that I’ve personally struggled with during and after college. It’s been especially hard for me ever since I started doing recruiting for Intuit, as one of the things that we look out for in promising candidates (at least at a university recruiting level) is… Continue reading Are you a bad (software) engineer if you don’t do side projects?
A person can succeed at almost anything for which they have unlimited enthusiasm. Charles M. Schwab I had the good fortune of being selected as one of the engineers to go to the 2012 Grace Hopper conference on behalf of Intuit. It’s really quite strange being on the other side of the table after having… Continue reading Don’t underestimate the power of passion
I recently received some advice that didn’t really click with me until a few moments ago. I’m like a sponge; as an early career person I feel as if it’s my duty to be exposed to everything and try to soak it all up. But, what happens when you feel as if your current opportunities aren’t giving… Continue reading Two steps forward, one step back