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User Offboarding

In this, the most important episode of The Dirt ever, Mark, Steve and I talk about a term we frankly invented for this show: User Offboarding. We discuss how to let go of your users whether it be through an acquisition, sunsetting…

From The Dirt Archive: Maintaining Open Source Projects with Jenn Schiffer

A Re-run! On The Dirt today, please welcome Jenn Schiffer of Bocoup. We talk about the details of contributing to and maintaining open source projects, including: setting maintenance expectations; guidelines for being a good contributor; and how to ignite Jenn’s ire by…

Successful Product Management, pt 2: Brian Donohue of Instapaper

In part 2 of our series on Successful Product Management we have an in-depth conversation with Instapaper CEO, Brian Donohue. Brian takes us through the beginnings of the product and it’s transition from Marco Arment’s baby to ownership by Betaworks. We talk…

Successful Product Management, pt 1: Colin Kennedy of Sonos

This week we kick of a new series on Successful Product Management by sitting down with one of the greats, R. Colin Kennedy of Sonos. Colin takes us through the ins and out of how a product comes to life in the…

Designing Your Career, pt 3: The Long Game with Larry Goldberg

For the third chapter of our “Designing Your Career” series, Larry Goldberg takes us through his long career in accessibility, from nearly 30 years at WGBH to his current role as Director of Accessible Media at Yahoo. Listen in for Larry’s take…

Designing Your Career, pt 2: Planning Your Career with Kate Matsudaira

Today on The Dirt: how to actually make a plan for your career and then follow through with it. You know, the way you’re supposed to with your projects but never even thought about applying to yourself. Listen as Kate Matsudaira gives…