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Cassidy James Blaede
Works at System76
Attended University of Northern Iowa
Lives in Englewood, CO
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Education
  • University of Northern Iowa
    Interactive Digital Studies, 2012 - 2014
  • DMACC
    Liberal Arts, 2010 - 2012
  • Valley High School
    2006 - 2010
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Male
Birthday
February 1
Relationship
Married
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UX Architect + Open Source
Introduction
I'm an open source collaborator, front-end web developer, UX designer, tinkerer, and all-around geek.

Cofounder of and UX designer for elementary.

Things of which I'm a fan:
  • elementary OS
  • Android
  • Open Source
  • Design
  • Typography
  • LEGO
  • Star Wars
  • PlayStation
  • Tesla Motors
  • Minecraft
  • Destiny
Bragging rights
elementary cofounder. Married to a beautiful woman!
Work
Occupation
UX Architect, Front-end Web Developer
Skills
UX design, documentation, writing, tech support, being a friendly person, HTML5, CSS3, FTP, distributed development (bzr, git, svn), bug reporting/triaging, social media, UI sketching/whiteboarding
Employment
  • System76
    Front-end Web Developer, UX Architect, 2013 - present
    Front-end web development of the System76 website. User experience and interaction design. User testing. Distributed development/version control (git, bzr). Issue tracking and triaging. Catalog management.
  • elementary LLC.
    Cofounder, UX Architect, present
    User experience design, bug triaging, user testing, social media, developer communications, online chat- and email-based user support, high-level decision making, bookkeeping, corporate communications, press releases, developer documentation, end-user documentation
  • Visual Logic Group
    User Experience Intern, 2012 - 2013
    Icon design, front-end web development, print design, whiteboarding, UX design, UI design, user testing.
  • Blaedesign
    Consultant, 2004 - 2013
    Soldering/prepping audio connections; Researching, selecting, installing, and configuring PC A/V hardware and software; Training clients on PC A/V hardware and software; Assisting in the installation of audio and video presentation equipment.
  • University of Northern Iowa ITS Network Services
    Network Engineer Assistant, 2011 - 2012
    Upgrading switch firmware & configuration; Cacti Monitoring Service; Wireless Site Surveys; Configuring Enterasys Switches; Provisioning and configuring wireless APs; Handling RMA procedures; Utilizing NetSight Console for network management; Utilizing RingMaster for AP management; Creating and managing wireless heatmaps with Ekahau; Tracking tasks and progress in a ticketing system.
  • Waukee YMCA
    Day Camp Counselor, 2011 - 2011
    • Assist in preparation and delivery of positive activities.• Assist in the development of an activity schedule.• Perform routine checks on equipment and program area to ensure safety.• Demonstrate and enforce the policies and procedures for the day camp site.• Know all emergency procedures and be able to demonstrate them.• Educate participants on emergency procedures and policies.• Encourage participation in all activities.• Establish positive relationships with program participants and families.
  • LCS
    Technical Support Analyst, 2010 - 2011
    • Provide support to internal staff and external clients via help desk.• Assist staff/clients with password resets.• Assist staff/clients with software installation, configuration, etc.• Write and maintain documentation through Sharepoint.• Communicate technical concepts to facilitate understanding. • Rapidly learn and master varied systems and programs.• Track tasks and progress in a ticketing system.
  • Webspec Design, LLC.
    Web Developer, 2007 - 2010
    • Slice web designs into dynamic HTML/CSS/JavaScript/PHP.• Utilize PHP for low- to medium-complexity backend systems.• Create and work with MySQL databases.• Be familiar with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.• Utilize JavaScript and jQuery for enhancing web sites.• Know and love HTML5 and CSS3 for cutting-edge web development.• Use FTP and Linux servers.• Communicate with and train clients in person and over-the-phone.• Write easy-to-understand documentation for clients.
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Englewood, CO
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Cedar Falls - Clive - Des Moines
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The RNC had two themes:
1) Bash Hillary Clinton
2) Fear

I also noticed that, with few exceptions, the rhetoric on protecting America shifted from Isis to violence against police with some heavy dog whistling towards trying to blame all the problems on Black Lives Matter.

You cannot "end" crime "very soon" while respecting our Constitution. You cannot end the violence in January and still follow the rule of law. You cannot hold outlet allies hostage because you think that they're not appropriately afraid and worshipping of our might.

The party of "small government" and "Constitutional law" just nominated someone who's running on the platform of being a dictator. They cheered him on saying "yes you will." Not "we can" but he can. They're using democracy to try and end it.

We can't let that happen.
This was a scary speech, by a scary man, who needs a scared electorate.
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This is an AMAZING Android app if you play Destiny.
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Bragging about/comparing how many lines of code you've written is silly.

I just implemented a massive quality-of-life feature in a System76 codebase and "wrote" a net of -200 lines of code. ;)
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Most of the code I wind up writing is boilerplate. Quite annoying.
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Toes will be lost
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+Samantha Takes​ and +Dagan Robertson​ capturing the mountains from the train.
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+Samantha Takes​ and +Dagan Robertson​ being all cute.
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Gotta keep those standards high! 😛
 
Professional as always, here are the +elementary​ team preparing for their interview with +Ubuntu Podcast​. I don't have the heart to tell them our production standards are not aligned with theirs 😉
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Awesome updates from FastMail! 2FA, app passwords, and more.
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Awesome street band on 16th Street Mall.
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MKBHD is that you ?
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Ishtar Commander for Destiny - Android Apps on Google Play
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For the latest Ishtar news follow us on twitter @IshtarCommanderIshtar Commander turns your mobile device into a window to the Destiny inter

Roguebots - Android Apps on Google Play
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It's the year 2035, and our robots have gone rogue! System76 is proud to have developed its own fully automated network of robots for manufa

The Lonely Island - Music on Google Play
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The Lonely Island is an American comedy trio, formed by Akiva Schaffer, Andy Samberg, and Jorma Taccone in Berkeley, California in 2001. The

Awesome - Android Apps on Google Play
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Cheat sheet for Font Awesome showing all the glyph icons with CSS classes, HTML entities and code for Java. Search glyphs by name and copy C

Better Call Saul - Movies & TV on Google Play
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Better Call Saul is the prequel to the award-winning series Breaking Bad, set six years before Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) became Walter Whi

PlayStation®Messages - Android Apps on Google Play
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Use PlayStation®Messages to instantly see who's online and message your gamer friends and favorite groups from your mobile device. Always st

Chrooma Keyboard - Android Apps on Google Play
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A lightweight, fast keyboard that adapts itself to the app you are using, giving you a pleasant chromatic feeling.GOOGLE PLUS BETA TESTING C

Velociraptor - Map Speed Limit – Android Apps on Google Play
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Velociraptor is a floating speed limit monitor, using HERE Maps® data. Features: - Polished Material Design - Automatically displays in map

Imgur: Awesome Images & GIFs - Android Apps on Google Play
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Often described as the world’s greatest procrastination site and the perfect way to spend an afternoon, Imgur (pronounced “image-err†)

Locker - Android Apps on Google Play
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Concerned about loosing your phone and worried someone might figure out your unlock code and access your personal information? Locker is her

My Boy! - GBA Emulator - Android Apps on Google Play
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My Boy! is a super fast and full-featured emulator to run GameBoy Advance games on the broadest range of Android devices, from very low-end

Android Device Manager - Android Apps on Google Play
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Ever misplaced or lost your phone? Android Device Manager locates lost devices and helps you keep your device—and the data inside it—saf

Panic! At The Disco: Death Of A Bachelor - Music on Google Play
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Death of a Bachelor is the upcoming fifth studio album by American rock band Panic! at the Disco set to be released January 15, 2016 on DCD2

Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Movies & TV on Google Play
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Lucasfilm and visionary director J.J. Abrams join forces to take you back again to a galaxy far, far away as Star Wars returns with Star War

Panic! At The Disco - Music on Google Play
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Panic! at the Disco is an American rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada, formed in 2004 and featuring the current lineup of vocalist and multi-i

Eat24 Food Delivery & Takeout - Android Apps on Google Play
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Your Android can now feed you. No, it hasn’t learned to cook. (What, are you in a hurry for the robot takeover?) But you won’t have to e

Dimly - Screen Dimmer - Android Apps on Google Play
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Dimly lets you decrease the brightness of your screen beyond Android's default lowest setting. It is ideal for late night reading or general

Pretty good! I love their burritos. The chips were pretty mediocre, but overall good food amd location.
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I usually love Peet's, but this location had super inexperienced baristas and has terrible parking like everything else in the area.
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Fun little hot dog place. Also serves some burgers, delicious sweet potato tots, and ice cream. You can get the veggie dog with any of their different combos/toppings.
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Would have never thought to stop at a record shop, but they have a bunch of other pop culture geeky things. Like pretty much every Pop Funko bobblehead imaginable, even some exclusive to other stores. 😛 Fun little shop.
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Beautiful mountain, drive, and summit. Highly recommended. Just make sure to take your time and acclimate to the altitude, or you might get a headache and feel ill!
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