RefME and the Rails Girls Summer of Code

I’m so excited to share that RefME has sponsored this year’s Rails Girls Summer of Code, a scholarship program that gives the opportunity for women to work on open source projects. Now in its fourth year, the RGSoC is a unique cause with the mission to diversify tech. In 2015, the summer camp saw over […]

How to Build Your Own Mobile Usability Kit

Here at Cite This For Me we love our users almost as much as we love citations. As the company’s User Researcher, my job is to better understand how students use our services for their assignments, trying to capture which part of the experience works well for them and which aspects can be improved. For this […]

Usability Lab on a Budget for Start-ups

  When I first joined Cite This For Me as a user researcher, one of my first challenges was to set up our in-house usability lab from scratch. Offering a great user experience to our users has always been one of Cite This For Me’s top priorities, and conducting usability testing sessions to understand how […]

Tips for Young Designers & Developers

I wanted to share a few pointers that I wish someone could have told me when I first started out in design and development. I am by no means saying that these are definitive, nor do you have to follow my advice, but I do hope that these tips give you a little advice on […]

Haskell, Travis, Heroku and Docker – oh My!

Haskell is a great language to write code in – for all the reasons no-one needs to list here. Its combination of concision, safety and performance is a delight to work with. What is less delightful is the deployment experience, and that is hardly surprising: it is a compiled language, so build times can be […]