Adelyte Bytes: Issue 21

How Did a Programmer with One Year’s Experience Get a $250k Job Offer?

Within a year Haseeb Qureshi went from one of those 12 week tech camps to accepting a $250k job offer from Airbnb. How? After being rejected by over 50% of the companies he was applying to, he started using TripleByte. TripleByte is a recruiting firm specifically for engineers. An official offer in hand then led to other tech companies scrambling to hire him too. And what company was this?

“Just the whiff of the Google name got recruiters into a frenzy,” Qureshi wrote. “Companies that wouldn’t even look at me now bent over backwards to expedite me through their funnels.”

Qureshi’s first job offer was from Yelp at $120k. Within a few weeks he had a total of eight offers in his vault, which gave him the leveraging power of getting $250k. Boo yah.


AVNation Has a New Guest Blogger!

AVNation was gracious enough to let me guest blog a couple of days ago about Millennials in the AV workforce. I had the privilege of interviewing:

Christa Bender of Pivot Communications 

Jeremy Caldera of ZDI 

Hailey Klein of PSNI 

Dave Labuskes, CTS, RCDD Executive Director and CEO of InfoComm International 

Coleen Leith Sterns of Marketing Matters 

Brock McGinnis of Westbury National 

Kelly Perkins of AVI 


Crestron Launches Pinpoint Productivity App

PinPoint is a tool for scheduling, setup, execution, and completion of meetings.

“Bottlenecks commuting to work are bad enough, but bottlenecks at work pile on more frustration and wasted time,” said Fred Bargetzi, chief technology officer at Crestron. “In fact, there’s an average 10-minute delay between the scheduled start time of meetings and the actual start time. In a large organization, multiply that by the number of employees and meetings, then add in all the unused, underused, and misused meeting rooms, and you can see why lost productivity and wasted resources can cost organizations billions of dollars every year.”


Julie Jacobson Raves About Simple Control

I’d like to call Simple Control (or Roomie) the smart-home industry’s best-kept secret, but the company and the system are hardly unknowns. “There’s nobody with an IP library like we have,” Will Price says. “Ours may be 10 times as big as anyone else’s. And no one has the breadth and depth that we have.”

That’s not Price boasting. If he were a boaster, Google would have bought Roomie for $3.2 billion instead of Nest. And he would be telling the world about his pedigree as a master cryptographer and his role in starting up Pretty Good Privacy, Inc. in 1996 with Phil Zimmermann, inventor of PGP, the most widely used email encryption software in the world. A year later, PGP would be sold to Network Associates (later McAfee) for $36 million, and then spun out, and then sold to Symantec in 2010 for $300 million.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Price is a quiet computer engineer who does not willfully volunteer this information. He’s the definition of understatement. “Pretty Good Privacy” was rather excellent, and “Roomie Remote” is a whole lot more than a TV remote for the living room. So when he describes “features” of Simple Control, it’s hard to recognize that some of these things are really big deals.


Datapath Launches a Series of Cables that Don’t Require Additional Power


CEPro Found This Smart Home Infographic



A Reddit User Perfectly Expresses Where We’re At With TV’s in 2016


Make sure you read the comments debating between projectors and TV’s!

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