Rebecca Garcia 24:01Yeah. So one of my first jobs was as a developer at Squarespace. And while I was at Squarespace we grew just for like contacts, we grew from 250 to 500 people. So it was like, really cool to be at a startup at that time that, you know, was really taking off. And I was a developer evangelist. And so I spent half my time coding and I spent the other half of my time. I like to call it technical PR, so doing events and teaching. So that's actually kind of where some of my coderdojo stuff kind of fit in is the teaching the education part of things. So trying to get more developers onto a platform. And I realized that I had this inkling and an idea that I was like, I like coding for fun, but maybe I don't like doing it full time. And like, that's okay. Like, I still like being involved in technical things, technical projects, and I realized I wanted to be a part of like, bigger strategy type of stuff of like, what are we building? Why are we building this and you know, I think product management wasn't as prevalent at the time. And at Squarespace. It wasn't because there were no product managers when I started and this is we grew to 250 500 people with eventually only one product manager. And it wasn't till a year after you know that they started bringing on other product managers or bring on other product managers. So this idea of product manager was new. And I realized though I had been doing pieces of it. So in my job to get more developers onto the developer platform, I started doing, you know, customer interviews or your target market interviews, where I started, like, reaching out to the people that we thought were, you know, the most valuable people on our platform who are making lots of Squarespace sites. And when I started talking to them, I realized like, Hey, we're actually targeting the wrong people, like these are really great people, but they don't fit into the initial mold of what we thought, who these people were, who were, you know, building a platform. And so that got me introduced the idea of product management. So I realized I was like, This is what I really want to move towards. And so I moved into another role where I was Doing product management and this idea of, for anyone who's not familiar with product management, this intersection of like technology, so you know, building technical products, software, you know, apps, things like that, but then also figuring out well, what is it that like the business needs, you know, like you're thinking of the business. And then the other piece of that pie is like, what is the user experience? And how can we build things that are going to be beneficial, so not just beneficial to other people and give stuff away for free? But like, how can we sell this? How can we get more people to buy it? How can we, you know, kind of thinking of all those pieces. So for me, that was really interesting. So I, I started moving towards that. And the next role that I took on was actually a program management role at Microsoft. And so that tech education background, I managed a full time technical training program for underserved New Yorkers, but then I also started tinkering with more product management. And I did under doing the General Assembly's like search It program and product management to kind of round myself out a bit more and formalize some of the product management that I had been doing in little bits and pieces. And I often find that that's how a lot of people transition into product management is that they've done little bits and pieces of product management, or they're interested in the strategy side of things. And they want to be more involved in like some of the decision making.
True Blood Season 7 continued to bring the series to its epic conclusion last night on HBO with the second new episode of the year, "I Found You". Sookie and Jason went to visit the town of Saint Alice, where a young woman's dairy may contain the secrets to saving Bon Temps. Meanwhile, a trio of hostages taken during the raid on Bellefleur's find a savior from the H-vamps in a familiar face. We have a full recap of this thrilling True Blood episode. But first, check out a trailer for next week's all-new episode "Fire in the Hole".
Well, somehow Provenza must have talked both of them into it because in the next scene Flynn is driving Provenza and Buzz around in Buzz's car in search of the guy using his cell phone number to track him. They find out their target is named Steven Hershbaum. Buzz nervously twitters in the back seat while Provenza mentions that he thinks the guy's name sounds familiar.
Back at Major Case it comes out that Hershbaum was convicted in a massive Federal fraud trial and he as to be sentenced in five days (so THAT'S why his name sounded so familiar!). Turns out, he is one of the guys that everyone loves to hate: the businessman who stole from his company and its investors so he could buy another house in the Hamptons made out of gold for his 10 trophy wife.
A lot went down in episode two, particularly with the capture of Yara Greyjoy and the Sand Snakes, as well as Jon Snow being summoned to Dragonstone and deciding to do so. Episode three picks up right from there, as Jon Snow and Davos Seaworth land at Dragonstone, greeted by Tyrion and Missandre. "It's been a long road, but we're both still here" says Tyrion, as they reminisce over their initial meeting and journey to the wall in the first season. There's a nice familiarity between Jon and Tyrion and it's good to have them back, this time on shaky ground as potential allies. Jon and Davos hand over their weapons when asked, but are naturally suspicious. "This place has changed" says Davos, who was last there serving under Stannis Baratheon and we all saw how that turned out.
But, it only took one additional scene for me to hate someone familiar; Cersei. Showing, once again, the true breadth of her evil vengeance, Cersei has both Ellaria and her daughter gagged and chained up in the dungeon. A captive audience is always something she enjoys, especially when she can dish out some revenge, this time for the death of her daughter Myrcella, who was to be married to the Dorne Kingdom as a show of allegience, but was quickly cut short when Myrcella was poisoned by the Sand Snakes (Ellia and her daughters). So, while Cersei certainly has the right to revenge, her methodology is sadistic as hell. First she taunts Ellia with the very presence of The Mountain, who killed her lover, Oberyn, by crushing his skull in one of the most brutally savage episodes to date. Cersei lists off the various ways she dreamed of dispatching Ellia, from rape to a crushed skull, before finally enacting what she planned all along; a poisonous kiss to Ellia's daughter's lips, condemning her to a slow death. Cersei explains that Ellia will witness her daughter die and rot for the rest of her days in the dungeon and, hot damn, Cersei is once again on my "can't-wait-to-see-you-die" list.
The next morning, Willow visits the damaged magic shop and finds Anya cleaning up. Anya is very cold to her and Willow feels guilty about everything. They talk a bit and Anya fills Willow in on everyone's activities since she has been gone. Willow checks out Xander's construction site and instead of Xander, she finds a skinned body. At the same time, Xander and Buffy are looking at the body and the familiar sight makes them wonder if Willow is back after all. Unbeknownst to them, a disgusted Willow climbs a ladder to exit the site.
MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. - "Alien Commies from the Future!" - A surprise leap forward in time has stranded Enoch in 1931 and landed the team in yet another unfamiliar decade. Now, in order to stop the chronicoms from launching their newest future-dismantling plan, the agents will have to infiltrate one of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s most secure bases. They won't be able to succeed without help from a familiar face or two on an all-new episode of "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." airing WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10 (10:00 - 11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. - (ABC/Mitch Haaseth)CHLOE BENNET
Dany see-saws between a place of incredible strength and power to a point that feels like her lowest over and over again. (Think: pregnant with Drogo's child then he died, ruling Meereen and then lost in the Dothraki sea, etc.) Now, even with all her armies and allies and dragons, she's losing the war with Cersei. It would be more worrisome, if the pattern didn't indicate that somehow, probably with something burning, she'll be victorious once again. She is the fire, after all. She's needed for the end game, I just wish her road there wasn't so familiar.
He is interrupted by beeping from the console. Torres checks it; it is a modulating pulse from Irina's ship, but the pattern of the beeps is familiar to Paris. He suddenly realizes that it is a Morse code, which he taught Kim as part of their "Captain Proton" adventures. The message is a warning about the converter and that it must be ejected at once. Torres checks the converter, which is leaking veridium isotopes. Within a minute, the leak will breach the warp core, causing a huge explosion. She discovers the sensors were tampered with, which is why the computer didn't notice this earlier. She also notices the subroutines for the ejection system aren't working. She quickly works to fix them, as Paris re-engages the engines and hurries the Flyer toward a nearby nebula, which will contain the explosion. Along the way, Paris finally asks her to marry him, to her shock, considering the timing. They reach the nebula and Torres manages to get the ejection subroutines back online and eject the core while Paris takes the Flyer far enough away from it.
The Agents of SHIELD season 7, episode 3 trailer features the return of Agent Carter's Daniel Sousa. In the lead up to the final season of Agents of SHIELD, fans received a few exciting pieces of news that familiar characters would return in the time travel story. This began with Patton Oswalt returning as Koenig in the first two episodes of season 7, but it was also previously announced that Enver Gjokaj would reprise his role from Marvel TV's other ABC series. 041b061a72