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Matt Ringel

Matt Ringel

July 9, 2014 10:25 AM

Pitch. Presentation. Proposal.

Getting people to say they're interested in an idea is easy. Getting people to commit to an idea is hard. Let's talk about the difference between a Pitch, a Presentation, and a Proposal.

Matt Ringel

Matt Ringel

October 4, 2013 12:07 PM

You Must Try, and then You Must Ask

I like working with grownups.Here's an example:When I was a wee little New Hire at my current employer, one of the things that came up a lot was the "15 minute rule." That is, if you're stuck on a problem, take a solid 15 minutes to bash your brain against it in whatever manner you see fit. However, if you still don't have an answer after 15 minutes, you must ask someone. I shorten

Matt Ringel

Matt Ringel

September 25, 2013 11:03 AM

Why should I care about Rendering Engines?

The following is a guest post from Enterprise Architect Matt Ringel, Senior Enterprise Architect Joseph Morrissey and Enterprise Architect Manuel Alvarez. This is a follow up post to the Boston Web Performance Meetup presentation by the Professional Services team - The Render Chain and You. There are many factors that affect your site performance and one of the less discussed ones is the Rendering Engine.  There are a lot of

Matt Ringel

Matt Ringel

December 20, 2012 12:12 PM

Is Your Infrastructure Thinking Too Hard? (Part 1)

Akamai's Enterprise Architects regularly perform site assessments for customers to help maximize performance in terms of speed, scalability and reliability for their Akamai setup and their origin infrastructure. The first step in this process is what we call discovery, where we dig deep into the customer's web architecture and website. This allows us to understand the whole story of how the website functions, along with business goals and design decisions.Out of