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Ahmad Varoqua
Developer / Designer @ Human Agency
WIWO Co-Founder. Ex-Peace Corps & Rutgers Pharmacy alum. I design & develop digital products for lifestyle & entertainment brands. Clients include U2, Shakira, Stone Temple Pilots, Jonas Brothers, Tom Petty, Bob Seger and other rock stars in enterprise, startups, nonprofits and academia.
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Had a great call with a new advisor about customer development — learned A LOT. Excited to take a deeper dive...
20d ago
Thu Mar 19 2020
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Keeping an eye on the servers after metering out an email blast. Want to make sure the system doesn't get too overloaded with traffic all at once.
21d ago
Wed Mar 18 2020
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Working on a potentially game-changing set of features for WIWO. Very excited. #staytuned
22d ago
Tue Mar 17 2020
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Meeting with design and strategy leaders at Ammunition Group to talk potential partnerships.
29d ago
Tue Mar 10 2020
at Ammunition Group
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Had to wear my DevOps hat to do some AWS RDS security cert updates. This was a little tricky since the docs didn't really address the configs I was up against and Postgres will, by default, accept any old (and expired!) certs unless you explicitly ask to verify them. In any case, I figured it out, whew!
1M ago
Fri Mar 06 2020
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Was up in Sonoma with one if my favorite clients vetting out SaaS platforms for winery operations.
1M ago
Tue Feb 25 2020
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Working on localizing a website and configuring the load balancer to handle redirects based on geos.
2M ago
Wed Feb 12 2020
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I’m in Proposal City — trying to wrap up a few RFPs to kick-off 2020! And then back to your regular daily programming of bug squashing. 😜
3M ago
Tue Jan 14 2020
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Working on an RFP and updating the geolocation function on the WIWO iOS and Android apps.
3M ago
Thu Jan 09 2020
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Merry Christmas everyone! I can’t believe how fast 2019 zoomed by... One last launch before the end of the decade: I’m excited to deploy this new email marketing tool for Arai helmet dealerships. It lets dealers customize the Arai monthly newsletter with their promotions and send to their customers. Here’s to a fantastic 2020!
3M ago
Wed Dec 25 2019
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Looking for faster, simpler ways to develop semi-static web pages. Trying out a few new React friendly javascript frameworks, gatsby.js and next.js.
4M ago
Tue Dec 03 2019
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Working on new synchronous real-time in-app messaging for WIWO. A little tricky but still fun.
5M ago
Tue Nov 19 2019
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Trying something new with an email campaign and seeing really good results — I'm staggering my emails even more so to account for local users' timezones (like I usually do) but also metering out the emails so that the server doesn't get slammed (making for a better user experience in terms of performance). I've noticed a substantial uptick in conversions.
5M ago
Wed Nov 13 2019
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EWR -> SFO. Flight delayed because of traffic on the tarmac. Using the downtime to debug some jQuery load-script errors.
5M ago
Wed Oct 30 2019
at Newark Liberty International Airport
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WordPress migration and update successful! Whew! Now working on some fine tuning of an ATS application and then some custom sales tax reports for a separate ecommerce system.
6M ago
Thu Oct 10 2019
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Working on a WordPress update/migration from 4.x to 5.x. 🤞🏻
6M ago
Wed Oct 02 2019
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Did a whole bunch of customer interviews this week. Learned a lot, as usual. I’m always surprised at how insightful many of the recommendations are. It’s a good exercise in UX empathy.
7M ago
Thu Sep 26 2019
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Happy to announce the smooth launch of the new www.araiamericas.com marketing website. I worked on the integration with the ecommerce backend as well the actual launch. Checklists and mock launches are key; I learned that a long time ago from @kentlangley
7M ago
Mon Sep 16 2019
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Getting ready to launch a new website for a client this weekend. Will share a link post launch. 🤞🏻 #staytuned
7M ago
Fri Sep 13 2019
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Boning up on browser extension development for a potential project — and for fun!
7M ago
Wed Sep 04 2019
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Working on adding QR codes to WIWO TV so that it’s easier to network with people you see on screen.
8M ago
Tue Aug 20 2019
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Working on improving the contrast and readability of the WIWO office screens. Thanks for the QA help @walito!
8M ago
Thu Aug 08 2019
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Doing a little mentoring/pair-programming to help troubleshoot a Firebase database call to populate a Swift view in iOS.
9M ago
Thu Jul 25 2019
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This week’s remote working destination is brought to you by the island of Maui. 🌴🌋 Working on some Nginx optimization and a rather large-ish WordPress migration.
9M ago
Fri Jul 19 2019
at Kaanapali Beach
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Refactoring some logic. Trying to inject some fresh air into this algorithm by working outdoors for a change.
10M ago
Fri Jun 21 2019
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