Rita's Career Corner
Manage your time before it manages you
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By Rita B. Allen We all know change is the only constant in today’s market and economy. Everyone is doing more with less and under tremendous pressure with competing demands and priorities. It is basic knowledge that effective time management is critical for success in work and life yet we do not always take the time (pun intended) or make the commitment to devote our attention to this necessity. Read More
Gaming gurus
Videogame veteran Jeff Goodsill signs on with independent publisher Gameblyr
An image from Third Eye Crime, a new mobile game from Moonshot Games, being published by Gameblyr.
A videogame industry veteran who helped deliver hit titles like "Titan Quest," "NASCAR Racing 4," and "Age of Empires II" is joining a fledgling indie games publisher founded last year, Gameblyr. Jeff Goodsill, who was previously founder and general manager of Stomp Games in Concord, recently signed on with Boston-based Gameblyr as its president and chief product officer. Read More
Robots in (Organic) Spaces
New MIT algorithm to help robots navigate complex environments and landscapes
Stata Center at MIT
Navigating a city like Manhattan is relatively straightforward, given that all the streets run parallel or at right angles, but all bets are off when it comes to more organic cities like Cambridge, which tend to have more curves and constraints. MIT’s maze-like Stata Center is a prime example of where the “Manhattan Assumption,” which assumes all planes are parallel or oriented in the same direction, can’t be applied, says Julian Straub, a second-year MIT graduate student. So to make it easier for robots navigate non-standard landscapes, Straub developed an algorithm to identify the major orientations in 3D scenes. Read More
Writings on the Wall
IdeaPaint targets architect and design sector for growth
ideapaint copy
Earlier this month, IdeaPaint, the Boston-based maker of "high-performance" dry erase paint announced that it has expanded its sales force in efforts to better service architects, designers, and contractors. The need to expand its direct sales team is a response to the high-demand for the company's products, which can turn almost any wall (or smooth surface) into what the company calls an "erasable canvas." Read More
Fenway Ticket Tech
Ticketing secrets you don't know about make seeing, and sharing, the Red Sox easier
Red Sox Rewards being used to watch an inning inside of the Green Monster.
The Red Sox have really been making a big push to modernize the game experience for fans. Recently, they launched a rewards program that offers some unique experiences to season ticket holders. Through the Red Sox Rewards program, season ticket holders are given a card that can act as a ticket, can be used to make purchases at Fenway, and acts as a way to earn points that can be used towards meeting players, playing a game on the field, or watching a game from owner John Henry's seats. Read More