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We are hiring for dozens of #nodejs engineers on numerous teams. Help us redefine PayPal. Check out the opportunities: https://www.paypal-engineering.com/2014/04/10/excellent-opportunities-for-node-js-engineers/
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This is a great example of why storytelling is so important.

You tell a story to keep the attention of your audience.  You elicit an emotion to get them to retain what you wanted them to learn.

This short video does this very well--it tells a story and elicits a strong emotion at the end.  Well done.

Striking Speeding Commercial from New Zealand!
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Damn!
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We are fortunate to have several awesome women engineers at PayPal. But we really are looking to add more "girls who code". If you are interested or know someone else who would be please contact me. We have openings writing NodeJS applications, slinging UI code, writing services/APIs or writing mobile apps (iOS/Android).
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Thanks Leslie. I will reach out!
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Josh Abrams is looking for talented web designers to join his team. Josh is one of the best I have worked with. The fresh new PayPal designs that have come to market are his team's work. He also designed our krakenjs.com site. He also slings some mean node code too!

I HIGHLY recommend his team as a great design team to work for. http://www.linkedin.com/in/joshabrams
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Thenks!!!!
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My Hour of Coding many years ago (1976) that shaped my passion & career choice:

http://www.looksgoodworkswell.com/my-first-hour-of-code/
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We just realeased the Bootstrap Accessibility Plugin: Making the Popular Web Framework Better | PayPal Engineering Blog bit.ly/1d79nkG
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Take a look at our new tutorial covering initial Node.js configuration in WebStorm.
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Design trend in software and app user interfaces "Cards: The Next Paradigm?" http://bit.ly/1mc45cE (echouser.com)
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They have both a live chat & phone number. The phone number has been around a long time (I worked there from 2007-2011. We took customer service seriously. Except for the poorly conceived qwikster debacle, netflix was usually just ahead of amazon as #1 in customer service. Our policy was to refund that amount on the cancellation. And if I recall they would normally credit you anyway. Since I don't work there anymore, I am not defending them, I am just clarifying your misunderstanding.

In fact I googled for netflix call center and got: https://contactus.netflix.com/help. At the bottom of the page is a live chat & phone number. both promise < 1 minute response. A lot less time than it took you to write this post.

It's interesting, having worked in companies like Yahoo, Netflix, PayPal, etc. A lot of evil is attributed to a company, when in fact the companies that I worked for were filled with people who would go out of their way to help a customer like you.

I would certainly call or do a chat and say you are very frustrated after all these years and the least they can do is refund the rest of your month. If they don't do it, I would be shocked. And if I can always ping my friends there to make it happen.

Cheers.
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If you get a chance, read Scott Berkun's book The Year without Pants. his year or so at wordpress. first month or so os customer support. if you don't cut it there, you are let go. Interesting approach. 
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Very nice example. Was glad to see the use of broadcast (pub/sub). Teaching my daughter programming so this cleans up the code a good bit.
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OMG! forget for kids. I would have killed for this when I was taking arduino classes from Massimo at CIID. I hate coding. hate hate hate it. (I'm a combined narrative and visual thinker/learner)
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Moving to overdrive with our #nodejs dev @paypal. Will be hiring many node application/frontend engineers. The scoop:

http://www.looksgoodworkswell.com/application-engineering-hiring/ …
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Sr. Director of Web Development
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  • PayPal
    Sr. Director, Web Development, 2011 - present
  • Netflix
    2011
  • Looks Good Works Well Consulting, LLC
    Design Principal, Owner, 2011
  • Yahoo!
  • Sabre
  • NextJet
  • i2 Technologies
  • American Airlines
  • Spectrum Holobyte
  • Open Connect
  • DSC Technologies
  • Meebo
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Bay Area, California
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East Texas - Pollok, TX - Lufkin, TX - Plano, TX - Denton, TX - New Holland, PA - San Jose, CA - Morgan Hill, CA
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Bill Scott has always enjoyed technology (25 years). And he has always enjoyed interacting with people (even longer). It was a natural to blend the two loves together. For a long time he couldn't decide if he was a designer or an engineer. He finally gave up trying to classify himself and just decided to live in both worlds as much as possible.

This passion drove him to create one of the first successful Macintosh games (GATO, 1985), build wargaming interfaces for NATO, found and lead UX Design teams (Sabre), write Ajax frameworks (OpenRico) manage user interface engineering organizations (Meebo & Netflix), publish design pattern libraries (Yahoo!), talk a lot about it (Ajax Evangelist) and even write a book about Designing Web Interfaces (O'Reilly).

Currently Bill is Sr. Director of User Interface Engineering at PayPal.
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