It is 11am, and I have just finished a coffee with Taryn Williams. We have met before through Beau, but I had not appreciated the magnitude of how incredible she is!
I was operating on a suite of preconceived notions about Taryn because she sounds and looks a lot like my friend Maria. I had to blank slate the idea that Taryn shared Maria's personality and values. Readjusting my preconceived notions was shamefully slow - I didn't tell Taryn this, but it took almost an hour to click that Taryn was good at maths - because my head was mentally anchored to the idea that Maria cannot do maths (sorry Maria - I don't know why I think that - but it's true, right).
We chatted about our businesses and our journeys. Taryn told me about the end-to-end models platform she built before The.Right.Fit, and I told her stories about on the time I spent in Nepal.
We snapped a photo outside the cafe - for blog content, I told Taryn. I think she understood about the need for content generation. She is developing something content heavy now, but I cannot share that here because maybe it is confidential.
I wished I could talk about design, maths and business with people like Taryn all the time!
As if answering a prayer, Syed rang after the coffee with news that MySQL version 5.0 onwards have a way of storing geospatial data in a single column that can potentially double the speed of those calculations in VIVA. Loading time, refreshing time and map scrolling may double in speed (or more)! He sent a test version of the app to me, and the loading time on starting up has reduced from 17 seconds for 500 events to 3 seconds!
Oh man, what a good morning this is!!!