The Refugee Trading Post

I am part of a constituency group in Victoria. I was contacted to streamline the system used to connect people with items to donate with those people who are helping refugee families come to Victoria.

I built a database driven system to connect users so that all of this outpouring of charity does the most good.


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Trending: Wearing Pants!

When my friends and I were 15, we all yearned to write fiction. We started writing. Our stories had all of this minutiae in every story– what breakfasts were like, what happened on walks to the main plot events, etc.. Done right, that can be part of some great literature. Done wrong, those details are […]

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31 August 2014, 11:43am

Why Is Yawning Contagious?

Yawning is contagious. When one person in the room yawns, invariably other people will yawn. That spontaneous behaviour will make people think they themselves are bored, drowsy or otherwise ready for a nap. I am so susceptible to this that I am uncontrollably yawning while writing this at 9AM on a weekday; that’s the pernicious […]

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21 August 2014, 9:31am

Social Media Image Size Cheat Sheet

Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube all have ideal image dimensions. When we suggest minimums, consider doubling your image size: people with large high resolution screens will thank you for it. Facebook Image Size Suggestions Facebook Cover photo size: 851 pixels x 315 pixels Facebook Profile photo size: upload 180 pixels x 180 […]

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15 August 2014, 10:56pm

Sprinkler Marketing

“Come to my event!!!” “Come to my event!!!” “Come to my event!!!” “Hey: come to my event!!!” “Could you come to my event!?!” Has this happened to you? People are bent on promoting their given cause. They’re a friend, and friends travel in flocks. All of those friends have been urged to share information. The […]

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7 August 2014, 11:14pm