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Kristian Serrano
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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 11:42 — 6.4MB). Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS. [ Transcript Available ]. UX Immersion podcast. Corporate life expects us to be experts, to know the answer to every question. We make “requirements”, which turn out to really be assumptions, ...
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Who wants to help us make our little corner of the web a better resource for our users? Emory Libraries is hiring, and we're looking for a Sr. web developer to help us develop sustainable, maintainable code for our websites by defining standards and shared practices and implementing them.
Job Description The Emory Libraries is growing its Web and User Experience Strategies team (WUXS). Part of Library Technology and Digital Strategies, WUXS emphasizes user experience design practices and is responsible for designing, developing, and maintaining library websites and application interfaces. WUXS also consults with other departments on content strategy, information architecture, research, and design.Reporting to the Lead Web Develope...
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Spaces Chrome Extension 2.0
Today we're rolling out a number of exciting improvements to the Spaces Chrome Extension (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/spaces/mddphfbicdnihfelkdldokplanidjhnl?hl=en). This extension allows you to easily add links to your spaces and discuss those links with others without interrupting your Web browsing experience. Version 2 of the Spaces Chrome extension has:

* Better support for more URL/link formats
* New browser button for faster actions (add, discuss)
* Turn on/off the browser button
* Reposition the browser button for more convent browsing
* Discuss links added to your spaces while reading/viewing them
* Drag and drop images into the discussion
* Add links, comments & stickers while discussing links without ever leaving the Web page you're on

As always, please keep sending us your ideas/issues using the Send Feedback menu item in the Spaces app.
Thanks~
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I'm currently running a game of Shadow of the demon Lord using spaces. It's really nice to be able to drop pics and links in conversation. I only wish editing a post was an option.
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Google Save Saves the Day!
I just discovered that Google Save solved a longstanding problem I've had with Chrome profiles and bookmarks. My bookmarks in profiles other than my primary account can't sync to Chrome for Android (a limitation of the browser). This is frustrating in meetings when I'm want to pull up something I bookmarked on my phone, but I saved it to my work profile.

With Google Save, I can switch accounts associated with my profiles while using Chrome for Android. Thus, I am going to test using Google Save for bookmarks instead of Chrome's built-in bookmarks feature.

The one limitation I see is an easy way to add things to Google Save while on Android; we need an app for that.
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OK, Discord looks pretty awesome. Apparently, if you like Slack, you'll love using this for voice chat while playing online games.
Discord is a newcomer to the chat scene, but it’s made a big splash. The app provides voice and text chat for groups, with an emphasis on gaming. However, it’s so sweet I’ve already started using it for everyday chat.
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It's not bad... really clear audio..

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Looks like the Hangouts extension for Chrome is finally getting updated to match the app. A good thing since Chrome apps are going away. Remember when they were trying to push us off of the extension and onto the app?

For the record, I'm not a fan of Chrome apps going away. This is the same type of bad decision-making Sundar Pichai did with respect to trying to kill Google Drive before it launched, believing that we could all just create files with cloud apps and a Chromebook [http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/2011/05/how-google-docs-killed-gdrive.html].

I use Chrome apps because of their size and design. Pocket, Hangouts, Keep... They all just work better as windowed apps than as full browser views. Not to mention that killing Chrome apps means I lose the Chrome Remote Desktop app, which I use quite a bit to connect to my home computer while at work.

This feels like Google Reader all over again.
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+Lance Blair It still pains me. +Inoreader  has been treating me pretty well though.
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You're My Favorite Client
This book... Read it. Love it. Share it. It'll change the way you work with stakeholders and clients and—more importantly—how they work with you.

Published by +A Book Apart​​​.
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Excellent tips for more efficient front-end code. Ever since I adopted Bourbon, Neat, and flexbox over Bootstrap, I've realized we have been trained to over-engineer our web. CSS and good clean semantic HTML5 markup alone give us most of what we really need to build lightweight, sustainable front-end code for our websites. We are no longer dependent on bloated frameworks.
I'm not the most talented coder in the world. No, it's true. So I try to write as little code as possible. The less I write, the less there is to break, justify, or maintain. I'm also lazy, so it's all gravy. (ed: maybe run with a food analogy?) But it turns out the only surefire way to make ...
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Some days I just grow weary from adulting.
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I've actual since that exact thing at a meeting, got tired of people asking for, then ignoring, my input.
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Get #AndroidNougat and all of its sweet, new features on select #Nexus devices. Updates start rolling out today. http://goo.gl/FSNE8a
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Loving my moto g4, looks like it is on the list!
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Google’s recently-launched video calling app Duo will soon support audio-only calls, according to a Google employee. Google first announced Allo and Duo way back in May of this year. Allo is Google’s new messaging app that’s not yet available, and Duo is Google’s attempt to take on Apple’s FaceTime. It’s essentially a one-to-one video calling app that supports high quality video and audio. Unlike FaceTime, however, Duo is available for both An...
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+Matt Widmann​ it does, but with a more cumbersome approach. Duo is 1-to-1. You press the button, pick a contact, and done. Hangouts requires a lot more steps. It mixes IM, video, and voice with both groups and individuals; you have to creat a conversation, pick the participants, start the conversation, then initiate the call. 
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Education
  • University of Florida
    2002 - 2004
  • Santa Fe Community College
    1997 - 2000
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Male
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Friends, Networking
Birthday
February 4
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Married
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Creative | Analytical | Adaptable
Introduction
I am an everyday, native-born, U.S. citizen, and by that I mean a third-generation Latino of Cuban and Puerto Rican descent.

Hats I've worn:
  • web designer
  • web developer
  • content strategist
  • systems analyst
  • technical writer
  • technical trainer
  • instructor
  • technology evangelist
  • user advocate 
  • social media manager
  • blogger
  • copywriter
Bragging rights
I can walk on my hands.
Work
Occupation
Web Designer & Developer, Communications Strategist, Tech Evangelist
Skills
HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, XML/XSLT, technical writing, copywriting
Employment
  • Emory University
    Web Developer, 2012 - present
    Design and create intuitive and applicable user experiences through information architecture, graphic design and user interface development for websites and applications. Conduct research through analysis of current behaviors and future needs, interviewing key stakeholders and target audiences, and studying leading practices and emerging trends. Identify and document user and technical requirements. Develop production quality mock-ups and clickable prototypes as well as production ready graphics, interfaces, templates, and sites. Develop final production XHTML and CSS code and web templates and implements solutions within publishing environments. Consult with stakeholders and users to determine cost effective and high quality solutions and advises on the feasibility and direction for website initiatives. Evaluate the usability of designs through usability testing and personal expertise. Act as a liaison between the department/division and contractors to ensure the expected level of quality with deliverables.
  • Georgia State University
    Web Specialist (Portal Administrator), 2008 - 2012
    Manage university-wide portal content and organization. Provide portal support to staff, faculty and students. Manage the resolution of technical issues related to provisioning of user accounts and their respective roles and attributes. Annually update and maintain Web and PDF University catalogs. Manage social media efforts for Enrollment Services.
  • University of Florida - Division of Continuing Education
    Communications Coordinator, 2006 - 2008
    Marketing and Public Relations for the Division of Continuing Education at the University of Florida. Also responsible for internal relations and collaboration within the division and among the University of Florida's other colleges and departments.
  • University of Florida - Division of Continuing Education
    IT Expert, 2004 - 2006
    Responsible for identifying opportunities for improving business processes using existing technology infrastructure and designing new systems with developers to improve department workflow and productivity. Collaborated with departments within the division and throughout the University, including UF's Office of Academic Technology, to integrate DCE systems with central University systems and resources. Wrote technical support documentation for various products and services.
  • Massey Communications
    Associate, 2004 - 2004
    Responsible for media relations, writing copy, and writing and distributing press releases.
  • Santa Fe Community College - Information Technology Education
    Adjunct Instructor, 2000 - 2002
    Co-developed and taught IT courses including operating systems, PC systems management, Internet technologies, and business applications.
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Decatur, GA
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Gainesville, FL - Altamonte Springs, FL - Sweetwater, FL - Pembroke Pines, FL - Fort Lauderdale, FL - Brooklyn, NY
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