Neil Pomerleau

Neil Pomerleau

Software Engineer, Comedian, Musician

Siri integration with LinkedIn Messaging

iOS 10 is out today. Be sure to check out the Siri integration with LinkedIn Messaging that my team has been working on!

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Saying “Hey Siri, send Jim Gonzalez a message in LinkedIn” sends a direct message to a contact via the Microsoft Corp.-owned social network.

If you can’t remember someone’s full name, Siri can help. For example, say “Hey Siri, I want to send Michael a LinkedIn message,” and Siri will list all the Michaels you’re connected to in that network, and ask you which one you meant.

Read more on the Wall Street Journal.

September 13, 2016 at 1:15 pm · Leave a Comment

Cats and More at TechCrunch Disrupt 2016

Bringing cuddles to your door, CatsAndMore.store!

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Introducing the only hackathon project with its own jingle. Jameela Huq and I quickly built this storefront using the SAP Hybris e-Commerce software.

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Check out our presentation on the TechCrunch Disrupt stage…

Our project was even featured by TechCrunch:

Cats and More is a project was borne out of the fact that one developer, Jameela Huq, loves cats, and the other (who is her partner and housemate) is allergic. The concept is to let people in a neighborhood offer up their cats for cuddling to others in their neighborhood.

Neil Pomerleau — her developer partner — notes that the same platform could be used also as a way for people to also offer cats for adoption or sale, although that’s not the immediate plan, with the concept of using the platform to pay for cuddling the cats also being optional, Huq said.

“I lived in Japan for a while, where there are cat cafes everywhere,” she said. “I sort of think the cuddles could be enough, although Neil envisions selling them too.”

September 11, 2016 at 3:35 pm · Leave a Comment

Made Up Theatre in the news!

This KRON 4 News segment highlights Made Up Theatre as one of the best and most interactive Comedy Clubs in the Bay Area!

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Yelp Community Director Candice Gatlin joined KRON 4 News Weekend on Saturday to discuss some of the best comedy clubs around the Bay Area.

Reviews on Yelp have these spots ranked higher than others and are all good, inexpensive ways to spend date nights or ideas when you go out with your friends.

Watch the full video on KRON 4.

August 12, 2016 at 5:58 pm · Leave a Comment

Warm Up Rituals at Made Up Theatre

Made Up Theatre improvisors take some time to indulge in warm up rituals to get ready for the big show!

August 8, 2016 at 11:41 am · Leave a Comment

Always review your code!

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August 3, 2016 at 4:49 pm · Leave a Comment

Dial Up Sound getting the Reddit hug of death

Dial Up Sound is getting the Reddit hug of death right now thanks to this post:

What was socially acceptable in the 90s, but not today?

This sound: Pshhhkkkkkkrrrr​kakingkakingkakingtsh​chchchchchchchcch​dingdingding

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July 12, 2016 at 7:30 pm · Leave a Comment

Playing with NextPlay, the LinkedIn Band

Such a privilege to make music at work with the talented members of NextPlay, the LinkedIn band. Here are a couple songs from our last show!

Recordings courtesy of Steve Harang.

June 30, 2016 at 1:33 pm · Leave a Comment

Keep Refreshing to renew Keep Refreshing

There’s something funny about my renewal for keeprefreshing.com getting stuck and encouraging me to keep refreshing the page.

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June 9, 2016 at 3:32 pm · Leave a Comment

InTune Covers “A Thousand Years”

InTune, LinkedIn’s a cappella group, just released this new music video! Amazing job Catherine Rieflin and Andy Yasutake!

June 1, 2016 at 9:44 am · Leave a Comment

Introducing the Now-Official LinkedIn Engineering Puzzle!

Extremely excited to announce the launch of the now-official LinkedIn Engineering Puzzle!

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See my full post on the LinkedIn Engineering Blog:

The puzzle has attracted engineers from many different backgrounds — mobile, web, apps, systems and infrastructure, data, and more! Some candidates are just beginning their careers and looking for their first internship or full-time job; others are distinguished engineers in Silicon Valley. One candidate even has a Ph.D. in natural language processing.

ZDNet has further coverage of the story behind this puzzle:

“I realized if you wanted to get the attention of developers, you throw them a challenge,” said Neil Pomerleau, a senior software engineer at LinkedIn. He’s the guy who set the whole puzzle project in motion within the company.

Without official backing from the social network, Pomerleau designed the puzzle on his own and published it on a mircosite he built.

It immediately gained traction. In the first week the site attracted around 5,000 visitors and roughly 600 people solved the puzzle. From there it was shared on sites like Reddit and Hacker News, then Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and beyond.

March 11, 2016 at 5:50 am · Leave a Comment

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