valentines day gift idea gadgets for her

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas – 5 Highly Rated Gadgets for Her

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, still fretting over what to get for that very special techie lady in your life? Here are some ideas for gadget gifts that are thoughtful, practical and don’t break the bank.

All these gadgets are available on Amazon and eligible for Prime, so you can get them at the click of a button and know they will be delivered on time.

Best part is, they are all highly rated by hundreds of other happy customers so you know they are quality items you can trust.

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How to Make Money From Your Daily Commute in the Bay Area

If you live in the bay area and commute to work everyday, you are leaving money on the table if you’re not using Scoop, a new service that matches drivers in the bay area with riders for paid and pre-scheduled carpooling.

You can sign up to be both a driver and a rider, the app allows you to switch between the two easily, however it’s especially a great time to be a driver as they currently have a shortage of drivers.

Whether you choose to drive or ride, use the code TABRIS4CF when you sign up to get a $20 credit for free after you complete your first ride.

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Live Tweeting Carmen at SF Opera

Today, I had the honor of being selected as one of the lucky few to live tweet the classic French opera Carmen, in exchange for a free seat at the final dress rehearsal of the SF Opera production by Catalan director Calixto Bieito.

The social media campaign was so successful, that the hashtag #CarmenSF became the second top trending hashtags of the afternoon.

Anyhow, here in its full glory, Carmen – a French opéra comique in 4 acts – as told in tweets.
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What I Learnt Running Social Media For GDISF

From May 2015 to June 2016, I volunteered as the Social Media Director of GDISF – the San Francisco sister chapter of the Girl Develop It, a nonprofit organization that provides affordable opportunities for women interested in learning web and software development.

I helped create their Facebook, Instagram and Medium accounts and run these platforms together with Twitter for over a year.

Here are some learnings and takeaways:

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Recap from Design Fireside Chat at IO16

At Day 3 of IO16, Mike Denny, a Google designer, lead a fireside chat session with some design leaders at Google.

I enjoyed the session very much as I have posted some questions on Mike Denny’s twitter thread earlier, and they were brought up at the session.

Here are some learnings and recaps from the session:

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Delightful Micro-interactions In Action

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Ender’s Game is one of my favorite books and this really made me smile.

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If you download an application on Mac OS, you often needs to manually drag the download file from the Download folder to the Applications folder. Invision took care of this in a very cute way.

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Same for Dropbox

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What do you show your users when your website/app is doing something in the backend ?

Slack is a master at this, here’s another example of showing an interesting factoid to your users while they wait.

Hey, I learnt something new today.