• How To Make Long Distance Flying Easy Once or twice a year, I tend to fly for 16 hours to visit my home town of Haifa, Israel. If we do some quick math, there’s a total of 64 nightmare-ish hours I spend on an airplane (round trip) cramped up like a box. I’ve been finding ways to minimize the difficulty of the […] Ala Shiban No responses November 14, 2014
  • 4 Unofficial Things I Love Doing as a PM Being a PM has been the most fun and differentiated experience so far in my exploratory career. While there are better known core PM skill sets and super powers, some of the related habits are more subjective to personality types. I’d like to tell you about 4 of my Unofficial Things I Love Doing as […] Ala Shiban No responses October 31, 2014
  • Web Scraping – How to turn web sites into data Every now and then I prototype an idea for an application or tool, and find myself copy/pasting demo data from a service just so I the prototype can feel more real. This is known as web scraping or screen scraping, and it can be both fun and excruciatingly tedious. So I wrote a small script you […] Ala Shiban 2 responses January 12, 2014
  • Post Number One Hello Everyone. To those who don’t know me, I’m Ala. I’m passionate about people, and technology that empowers people to do more with life. I enjoy being with people that want to make a difference; Throughout the years I’ve done some robotics, software design, customer-facing applications, web, image processing, team building and management, business development, all […] Ala Shiban No responses February 6, 2013