PM: Common obstacles to project success

12 common answers to the question “What are the biggest obstacles that you faced or expect to face?”

  • Resistance to change
  • Budget
  • Staff
  • Adoption
  • Failed prior efforts
  • No success metrics
  • No executive support
  • We are different. We are unique
  • Competing projects
  • Over-engineering
  • Conflicting priorities
  • Too many entities to deploy to
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App: Add a Detector to Slither

The Concept:

  • Slither was created by Trails Of Bits https://www.trailofbits.com/
  • It is an open-source static analysis framework for Solidity smart contracts, written in Python 3.
  • It runs a suite of vulnerability detectors, prints visual information about contract details, and provides an API to easily write custom analyses.

The Opportunity:

  • As I was learning  as a Decentralized Consensus Fellow at Insight Data Science, I decided to help an open-source project.
  • After researching and comparing static analysis tools for smart contracts, Slither seemed to be the best and the most promising, as it is both a tool and a framework.
  • https://github.com/crytic/slither

The Potential:

  • A popular story from the 70’s describes a programmer who altered a program at a bank and moved fractions of a cent from every transaction to another account.
    • In 1988, a former bank employee in Canada stole $70,000 using this type of attack.
    • It is called the Salami attack. Salami attack is when small amounts are systematically acquired from large number of sources. They exist just below the threshold of perception and detection, so the victims fail to notice.
  • We don’t want to repeat history, and especially not in our smart contracts, so I created a new detector called “too_many_digits”.
    • It detects numbers in the code that have too many digits to be readable and suggest replacing them with a more appropriate Ethereum denomination.
    • Ethereum has a metric system of denominations used as units of ether. Each denomination has its own unique name. The smallest denomination is called Wei. It is the base unit of ether.

The Result:

  • Pull request 216 has been accepted and included in the code of Slither.
  • “too_many_digits” is now part of this open source tool.

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App: “Magic Antique” – Samsung Gear S Watch Face

The Concept:

  • Create a fun watch face for the Samsung Gear S3/S2/Galaxy watches.

The Opportunity:

  • Designed 12 different older and rusty colors, to remind you of the old clocks and watches of the 19th and 20th centuries.

The Potential:

  • Analog hands for time.
  • Double-tap to change the background clock style and cycle through the 12 designs.
  • Always On Display (AOD) is supported on Gear S2, Gear S3 and Gear Sport.

The Result:

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  • The watch face is available for download at Samsung Galaxy Store. 
  • I received the Samsung Galaxy Watch Face Publisher Badge.

 

 

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App: “ZypCoin” – Samsung Gear S Watch Face

The Concept:

  • Create a fun watch face for the Samsung Gear S3/S2/Galaxy watches.

The Opportunity:

The Potential:

  • Analog hands for time.
  • Double-tap to change the hours index, and to display or hide the number of ZypCoins.
  • Always On Display (AOD) is supported on Gear S2, Gear S3 and Gear Sport.

The Result:

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  • The watch face is available for download at Samsung Galaxy Store. 
  • I received the Samsung Galaxy Watch Face Publisher Badge.

 

 

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App: “Magic Cakes” – Samsung Gear S Watch Face

The Concept:

  • Create a fun watch face for the Samsung Gear S3/S2/Galaxy watches.

The Opportunity:

  • Designed an analog and digital watch face with 10 backgrounds, to remind you that desserts are good for you and can be fun. Skipping on sweets is for lost souls and amateurs.

The Potential:

  • Different background designs are available by tapping on the watch face.
  • Automatic 12/24-hour display.
  • Display heart rate.
  • Display number of steps.
  • Display battery charge level.
  • Always On Display (AOD) is supported on Gear S2, Gear S3 and Gear Sport.

The Result:

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  • The watch face is available for download at Samsung Galaxy Store. 
  • I received the Samsung Galaxy Watch Face Publisher Badge.

 

 

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App: “Magic Easter” – Samsung Gear S Watch Face

The Concept:

  • Create a fun watch face for the Samsung Gear S3/S2/Galaxy watches.

The Opportunity:

  • Designed with 5 different colors, to help you celebrate this important event.

The Potential:

  • Analog watch.
  • Different background designs are available by tapping on the watch face.
  • Always On Display (AOD) is supported on Gear S2, Gear S3 and Gear Sport.

The Result:

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  • The watch face is available for download at Samsung Galaxy Store. 
  • I received the Samsung Galaxy Watch Face Publisher Badge.

 

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App: “Magic Valentine” – Samsung Gear S Watch Face

The Concept:

  • Create a fun watch face for the Samsung Gear S3/S2/Galaxy watches.

The Opportunity:

  • Designed to make your sweetheart’s heart and your heart move in unison.

The Potential:

  • Analog rose gold hands for time.
  • Digital date.
  • Always On Display (AOD) is supported on Gear S2, Gear S3 and Gear Sport
  • Different heart designs are available by tapping on the watch face.
  • Show the heart rate and the percentage of battery left.

The Result:

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  • The watch face is available for download at Samsung Galaxy Store. 
  • I received the Samsung Galaxy Watch Face Publisher Badge.

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