From Data to Product

In an ideal world, product managers have plenty of data they can use to validate their idea before building the wrong product. Yana Yushkina describes her journey from a Data Analyst to a Product Manager.

She talks about characteristics a good PM should bring, that include foundational analytical understanding, curiosity not just for technology but to search for the right answers in data, a sense of responsibility and the ability to communicate.

All of that combined with the right metrics at hand and self sufficient mindset will give a Product Manager the right answer from data.

Via Product School.

BitTorrent Live now in open beta

Apparently, Bittorrent Live is now in open beta with a test case for live streaming.

In the market for internet backed streaming, this may make a large difference, should the technology keep it’s promise.

BitTorrent Live now in open beta, brings live webcasting to the masses

via: Engadget

One World Trade Center Time-Lapse, 2004-2013

So Timelapses sind ja immer toll. Auch wenns blos von Wolken und Sonnenuntergängen ist. Bei dem Bau von One World Trade Center hat jemand 9 Jahre lang, von 2004 bis 2013, zugeschaut. Was dann auch äußerst eindrucksvolle Bilder gibt.

via One World Trade Center Construction Time-Lapse, 2004-2013.

video via EarthCam

via Village Voice

Track Video plays for HTML5 with Piwik

Nicht nur in Flowplayer lässt sich Piwik integrieren, mit HTML5 geht das auch:

<!– Piwik –>
<script type=”text/javascript”>
var pkBaseURL = ((“https:” == document.location.protocol) ? “https://andreas.neumeier.org/piwik/” : “http://andreas.neumeier.org/piwik/”);
document.write(unescape(“%3Cscript src='” + pkBaseURL + “piwik.js’ type=’text/javascript’%3E%3C/script%3E”));
</script>
<script type=”text/javascript”>

function trackVideo(goal) {
try {
var piwik = Piwik.getTracker(pkBaseURL + “piwik.php”, 1);
console.log(“got piwik”);
piwik.trackGoal(goal);
console.log(“piwik logged goal and videoName”);
}
catch( err ) {
console.log(“Error: ” + err);
}
}
</script>
<!– End Piwik Tracking Code –>
<video src=’http://andreas.neumeier.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/BigBuckBunny_320x180.ogg’
controls=”controls”
onPlay=’trackVideo(2);’
onEnded=’trackVideo(3);’>
BigBuckBunny_320x180
</video>

Ausprobieren hier: Piwik Tracked Video

Das <video>-Tag unterstützt einige Events, die sich hervorragend tracken lassen, so beispielsweise wenn ein Video abgespielt wird mittels <video src=’url’ onPlay=function() {piwik.TrackGoal(2);}>. Piwik muss das zugehörige Goal natürlich kennen.