Neil Pomerleau

Neil Pomerleau

Software Engineer, Comedian, Musician

The new LinkedIn Messaging experience

This is the project I’ve been working on…


The wait is over. We know people love to message each other, and now it’s easier than ever to do so on LinkedIn. If you’re like me, you’re probably having more and more short-form and casual conversations with your professional peers every day. As you would over text or in-person, it’s now easier for you to have meaningful yet lightweight ways to reach out and light up your professional relationships through conversations.

Starting today, we are rolling out a new messaging experience on LinkedIn that offers an easier and more lightweight way to have professional conversations with your connections. We know many of you have been asking for this ability and we’ve taken a thoughtful approach to reflect the evolving ways professionals are communicating with one another today, as well as, the different ways our members are interacting with each other across our international markets.

See the official announcement on the LinkedIn Blog.

September 1, 2015 at 9:16 am · Leave a Comment

InTune Covers “Fix You”

Check out InTune, LinkedIn’s a cappella group!

July 29, 2015 at 11:27 am · Leave a Comment

How we built the new homepage

The LinkedIn home page is typically a person’s very first experience with LinkedIn. We’ve frequently used it as the primary place to introduce and promote any new products developed at LinkedIn. When we recently redesigned the LinkedIn home page from the ground up, it gave the engineering team an opportunity to rethink the technologies we currently use and what we could change or adopt to reinvent the member experience.

See the original post on the LinkedIn Engineering Blog.


March 17, 2015 at 9:23 pm · Leave a Comment

Visiting the Windows XP Background

Went on a field trip to the place where the Windows XP desktop background was taken!


February 16, 2015 at 1:21 pm · Leave a Comment

Introducing the new LinkedIn Homepage

What I’ve been working on for the past 10 months is finally public!

Imagine one place to see how you stand as a professional, build and keep in touch with your network, and get the knowledge you need.

LinkedIn has always been that place for its members – and now we’re making it even easier for you to quickly manage and benefit from your experience on LinkedIn with the rollout of our redesigned homepage.


See the official announcement on the LinkedIn Blog.

December 11, 2014 at 9:49 am · Leave a Comment

A Cappella at LinkedIn

December 10, 2014 at 11:46 am · Leave a Comment

Dial Up Sound listed as one of the most pointless websites

Dial Up Sound is listed as #21 on Buzzfeed’s list of The 23 Most Hypnotically Pointless Websites Of All Time!

21. If you miss the old days of 56k modems and AOL’s dialup screen, pretend broadband doesn’t exist with this handy simluator.

May 2, 2014 at 8:53 pm · Leave a Comment


I’m now an official business owner!


May 1, 2014 at 5:37 pm · Leave a Comment

Forming an LLC in California

I’m currently forming an LLC and learning all about the weird, antiquated California laws:

Within 30 days after filing a fictitious business name statement, the registrant must publish the statement in a newspaper of general circulation in the county of its principal place of business.

CA Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development

April 12, 2014 at 1:21 pm · Leave a Comment

HeatmapTool highlighted as an educational tool

I got an email yesterday from a teacher asking about web tools that her students can use to create mapped data sets and visual representations of data. I went ahead and compiled the list below featuring some of the best web tools for this purpose.

Check out #5…

HeatmapTool is a service for creating spectacular and accurate representations of your data. A heat map allows you to quickly visualize spatial data using a range of colors, and when combined with the power of the Google Maps API, visualizing location information has never been easier.

See the original post on Educational Technology and Mobile Learning.

April 9, 2014 at 9:13 pm · Leave a Comment

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