Saepe cadendo

by brunosan

Moscow, United Nations and, mostly, Mapbox

Too long since I have last updated this blog. Turns out working at a startup eats most of your time… On top of being with my head down learning a pushing work with Satellite images, I have been quite busy with long runs, trips far away, the UN, the World Economic Forum, Yale, … I don´t know where is the limit, but I know where it is not ;)

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Managing work/personal Calendars

Lately I have been asked about how do I manage my Calendars. My system is far from ideal, but turns out to be much better than what many people seem to use.

The problem

  • I want to have separate calendars for personal stuff and work stuff.
  • I don´t want my coworkers to see my personal details but I want to let them know I´ll be busy.
  • I want to let someone else manage my work calendar if needed.
  • I want to have an updated calendar across all my devices. That also means to see/edit/add events using the Cal App on my Mac or my phones (Android and iPhone).

The solution

Tools: Google Calendar for personal use, using Google Apps at work.

TL;DR: Make a work calendar and a personal calendar. Share your personal calendar with your work colleagues as “free/busy”. Share work calendar with your personal email with full access so you can transfer event between calendars.

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Running an Olympic triathlon

One day, I will not be lucky, fit and crazy enough to do a triathlon. That day was not today. I did the Nation´s triathlon which is an Olympic tri: 1.5 km swimming, 40 Km on the bike and 10 Km running.

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Joining MapBox as Chief Scientist

I´ve joined MapBox as Chief Scientist! This is a long coming love story, possible thanks to my recent extraordinary visa. An amazing next stop on my journey to bridge Science and Technology with Society at large. I am very excited to join this awesome team.

Think of MapBox as a mix of Wikipedia for maps (leveraging the power of open data and crowds) and Apple style to master a product that is beautiful, fast and breaks beyond convention. Faster, better, open maps for anything that has a location.

Opening the geo space… What is MapBox doing?

And this is just a sneak peak of what has already shipped in less than 3 years. Btw, we are hiring.

A real garage start-up… Well, a garage with glass doors that we open on summer days, couches, fossball, free food and drinks, computers hanging on the walls, a bar space, bike rack, meeting rooms that actually are hanging out rooms since there are virtually no meetings …

MapBox, let´s dance.

Alien with extraordinary Abilities

It´s official: I´m an “Alien with Extraordinary Ability”. Today I have received official notice of my O1 visa.

Can I use this as a pick up line?