Trace Wax

Biography

  • Home Sweet Home Away from Home

    Home Sweet Home Away from Home

    Today was my first visit to a different Pivotal office. I’m on personal travel in Los Angeles at the moment, so I spent the day today working out of Pivotal’s Santa Monica location. I was...

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  • Put the User in User Stories

    Put the User in User Stories

    I’ve often been in situations where people see user stories in Pivotal Tracker as just a punch list of to-dos, line items for snippets of code we can write that does one little thing in a product...

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  • On asking for help

    On asking for help

    Years ago in college, I took part in “The Game”: a 24-long scavenger hunt, driving all over the Bay Area, decoding clues that would lead us to the next location, each clue nerdier than the next. ...

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  • A user metric is a terrible thing to waste

    A user metric is a terrible thing to waste

    When it comes to user metrics, what should you log when you don’t know what to log? Everything. When you’re first getting an MVP site off the ground, you don’t know quite what you might want to...

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  • See Your Work Product in Its Natural Habitat

    See Your Work Product in Its Natural Habitat

    I took a day off of work recently, and learned more about what I was working on than in several months of coding. My current Pivotal client project is CaseCommons, using web technology to...

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  • A Student Asks about Pairing

    A Student Asks about Pairing

    I gave a talk the other day at the Flatiron School here in NY, and had a great follow-up discussion over email with one of the students, including a number of questions about Pivotal. She and I...

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  • GORUCO 2012 Recap

    GORUCO 2012 Recap

    GORUCO outdid itself this year. Always the annual networking and social high point of the NYC Ruby Community, this year's talks and events exceeded my already high expectations. Here's a recap of...

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