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Pheng Heong Tan
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'Diversity can not only positively influence a particular company and the industry at large, but when a company fails to become diverse, they will be left behind.' - an intern
#diversity   #company  

E. Davis. (2015).  'Hacking A Diverse Future At Pinterest'. URI: http://www.linkedin.com/pulse/hacking-diverse-future-pinterest-elizabeth-davis
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'Having signed-up and been placed in the queue, the young grad didn’t have much hope he would get anywhere with it – until the Givling team showed-up on the doorstep on his parents’ house in Montana – with a cheque in tow for $32,000.'

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"Unscheduled, unsupervised, playtime is one of the most valuable educational opportunities we give our children. It is fertile ground; the place where children strengthen social bonds, build emotional maturity, develop cognitive skills, and shore up their physical health. The value of free play,  daydreaming, risk-taking, and independent discovery have been much in the news this year, and a new study by psychologists at the University of Colorado reveals just how important these activities are in the development of children’s executive functioning."
The more time children spend in structured, parent-guided activities, the worse their ability to work productively towards self-directed goals. 
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They say that to dream is the privilege of the young.I think this is a beautiful saying, but it could not be more wrong.It’s not that there is anything wrong with having dreams when you are young, but I have always felt that within this expression lies the nuance that once you get out into the “real” world you no longer have time to dream.I’d like to suggest to you that a dream that is swept away and forgotten amidst the challenges of adult life ...
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Our browsers can produce these visuals. Isn't it truly exciting?
 
The Style of Elements
Posted by +Daniel Smilkov, Software Engineer

Data doesn't have to be big to be complex. In 1869, Mendeleev created the first "periodic table"--an arrangement of elements based on fewer than 70 data points. In fact, the most interesting thing about the original periodic table might have been the data it didn't include: the "holes" in the original chart turned out to be a kind of treasure map, pointing the way to undiscovered elements.

Although the periodic table is one of the classic visualizations, it still provides a chance for designers to play with new ideas. The Big Picture visualization group (http://goo.gl/vxsUdU) was fascinated with this version (http://goo.gl/8ozrj8), which allocates elements bigger or smaller areas to give a qualitative picture of how common they are in the Earth's crust.

Because the numbers behind that chart were only approximate, we decided to design a precise, quantitative view. (We're going to get into the weeds on this--visualizers gonna visualize--but you can skip to the last paragraph if you don't want to read the details of the design.) We quickly discovered that using area to represent abundances didn't give a good sense of the differences between elements: they covered so many orders of magnitude that all but the most common elements disappeared entirely. (The earth's crust has 170,000 times as much oxygen as uranium.) Using a logarithmic scale had the opposite effect: it flattened out the scale so that differences didn't seem as significant.

But we found that using volume to represent size produced a readable and interesting result. It also felt natural and direct when we looked at other data related to the elements. After all, how better to show the volume of 1 gram of an element than by volume itself?

Those experiments led to the visualization you see at http://goo.gl/5RCSmj. For fun, we let you choose between representing data with length or with volume, so you can see for yourself the difference the encoding makes. And as a bonus, we've added a view of electron shells, so you can see how Mendeleev’s visualization beautifully reflects atomic structure.
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"High-caliber athletes enjoy natural synchronization between mind and body, combined with an ability to play as part of a unit. Focusing too much on mistakes can disrupt the functioning of that well-oiled machine. Redirect negativity with positivity toward external targets: your teammates."
Pride left unchecked can corrode team chemistry. Follow this advice when negativity begins to creep into your team’s culture.
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President Obama's fundraising campaign is one example of using static web generators on the front-end [of the web]
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Agenda. Dynamic Site Generators; Static Site Generators; Why Static? Static Site Generator - Folder Structure Example; Static Site Generators - The Biggies; Build Your Own Static Site Generator in Ruby in 5 Minutes; Static is the New Dynamic - Jekyll is the New Ruby Killer App ...
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'In a POSSE world, I publish a short status on my Web site before it’s sent to Twitter with a short link back to my original content; I add a photo to my gallery before it’s pushed on Flickr, 500px or Facebook, one more time with a link back to the original content, my content.

I’ve already heard that I was breaking a moral contract'

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Is coding a blogging tool still worth the effort in 2013? I’ve been asking myself the question almost every time I’ve pushed some code on Publify fo...
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This is my first attempt at sharing my experiences with living through and coping with childhood trauma. I want to spend some time exploring these experiences with my readers, but I also want to spend some time addressing important issues regarding public attitudes towards people like me.
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I think for entrepreneurs, bloggers, or any user, for that matter, technology should be warm
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    Computer Science, 2011 - present
  • National Taiwan University
    Information Engineering, 2013 - 2014
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