This blog post was also published on Daffy.org Steve Jobs famously talked about connecting the dots of your life in his now well-known commencement speech in 2005. There’s something incredibly insightful and at the same time humbling about that framing as a founder when you look at the differences between the product you set out to build, … Continue reading Daffy: From Acorns to LinkedIn
It’s hard to go three feet in Silicon Valley these days without someone commenting on the phenomenal engagement and growth being seen from Pinterest and other curation-based social platforms. What’s a bit surprising to me, however, is how many people refer to this demand as a growing interest and search for “expertise”. As I have … Continue reading Pinterest & LinkedIn: Identity of Taste vs. Expertise
Ever since I began showing the LinkedIn in LEGO sculpture, I’ve been shocked with how many questions people have about it. There is definitely something about seeing a LEGO sculpture of this size in person that makes people want to know more. So while this blog post is the official description of how and why … Continue reading LinkedIn in LEGO: Q&A
I’m pleased to announce that a fairly large side project that I’ve been working on for the past two months is now complete. The “LinkedIn in LEGO” sculpture is now ready for display in the LinkedIn corporate lobby. Made up of over 10,000 LEGO bricks, the sculpture stands over four feet tall, and is fairly … Continue reading Building LinkedIn in LEGO
From the first conversations that I had with Reid Hoffman about LinkedIn, what was striking was the amazing clarity about how value is created by social web properties. Those conversations turned into one of my favorite talks, where I walk through the basic understanding of LinkedIn as a Platform business for students and new hires. … Continue reading LinkedIn as a Platform
Just a quick blog post tonight, after a full day of meetings explaining the new Apply with LinkedIn plug-in that we launched today. Jon Seitel put up a great blog post on LinkedIn about the feature. I’m not going to try to duplicate here, but for those of you curious about what we launched today, … Continue reading RIP Resume. Apply with LinkedIn is now Live.
LinkedIn decided to syndicate my previous post on LinkedIn Hackdays. LinkedIn Blog: 10 Ways to Make Hackdays Work As part of the post, they published this wonderful video montage about LinkedIn Hackdays. Thought it was worth sharing here too. I love it because it really captures the warmth and the passion that make LinkedIn … Continue reading LinkedIn Hackday Video
Two weeks ago, we celebrated yet another great Hackday judging event at LinkedIn. For the April 15th Hackday, over 50 employees submitted a combined total of 29 projects for the contest. We saw incredible product concepts, developer tool innovations, internal corporate applications, and even a few ideas so good they’ll likely ship as products in … Continue reading Why LinkedIn Hackdays Work
Today was a banner day for the LinkedIn Mobile team, with the big launch of LinkedIn for Android v1.0. The application was built from the ground up to be the best mobile experience for LinkedIn on Android, and includes our fastest people search implementation on any mobile device. (It’s already climbing the Top 25 free … Continue reading LinkedIn for Android: The T-Shirt
For some reason, I *love* Easter Eggs. No, I don’t mean the candy colored eggs that people make and roll to celebrate the holiday. Easter eggs are the playful name for hidden features, games, and funny content that software engineers embed in their products for fun. This was extremely popular in the early days of … Continue reading Easter Egg: The LinkedIn Wizard Goes Web-Wide
Yesterday, LinkedIn celebrated reaching 100 million members… an amazing milestone. As part of the celebration, the whole team in Mountain View gathered for a photo outside of the main building: Now the fun part… can you play “Where’s Waldo?” and find me in the picture? It was hard not to feel good about the scope … Continue reading Playing “Where’s Waldo” with the LinkedIn 100 Million Photo
Today I had the privilege of taking the wraps of a feature enhancement that my team has been working on for the past few weeks: the new version of Tweets. LinkedIn Blog: Find and Follow Your LinkedIn Connections on Twitter You can install Tweets by going to the install page on LinkedIn. There’s no need … Continue reading Tweets: LinkedIn, Twitter & Lists
I know this is my personal blog, but sometimes launches are big enough that I feel compelled to announce them here as well. LinkedIn Blog: LinkedIn for Blackberry: Anytime, Anywhere You can download it at http://www.linkedin.com/blackberry Twitter is on fire with the news right – I’m watching the stream of comments in realtime. Great pieces … Continue reading LinkedIn for Blackberry: Get It Now
Just a quick note to say that the new version of LinkedIn for iPhone is now live in the iTunes App Store. Download LinkedIn for iPhone I wrote a fairly lengthy piece on the official LinkedIn blog, so no need to replicate the full walk-through here. In any case, check out this new home screen: … Continue reading LinkedIn for iPhone 3.0 is LIVE!
I apologize for the reference to Spinal Tap, but this is my personal blog after all. I normally don’t post most LinkedIn announcements here, but this one is too big to ignore. On Monday, LinkedIn made faceted search available to all members. This effort brought to fruition efforts that date back to 2007 to completely … Continue reading LinkedIn Takes People Search to Eleven