Glenn Jones

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Learning from a failed contech funding round during a funding downturn, in the Netherlands (Q1/Q2 2023)

Added on Jan 25, 2024 in proptech, contech

An outline of the fundraising process and learning points for Plot B.V., which ended unfavorably but provided a lot of learning opportunities. β†’

Solving using AI at contech startup Plot

Added on Jan 23, 2024 in proptech, contech

Over the last couple of years we learned first hand that AI is not a silver bullet. This post outlines several specific challenges and the consequential learnings. β†’

The challenge of making the Dutch housing stock futureproof: figures, activities and business models

Added on Jan 11, 2024 in proptech, contech

Answers to multiple questions I had about the challenge surrounding futureproofing the Dutch housing stock. β†’

Observations, failings and learnings from starting a data-startup in the real estate domain in the Netherlands

Added on Nov 24, 2023 in contech, proptech

An outline of the many lessons I and my co-founder have learnt over the past years, kick-starting our startup Plot β†’

Four particular challenges with using data to enable and improve the real estate acquisition process for real estate developers

Added on Oct 26, 2023 in proptech

Thoughts on applying data in the real estate domain as a startup β†’

Questions to ask when interviewing with companies for a software engineering role

Added on Sep 15, 2023 in interviewing

Heuristics I use to separate the wheat from the chaff when interviewing with companies β†’

Compiling postgis from source against a pinned version of Postgresql

Added on Oct 24, 2022 in tech

How to compile a specific version of postgis against a pinned version of postgresql β†’

Fixing 'can’t start new thread' and 'Thread: Resource temporarily unavailable' when running a parallelized containerized selenium setup

Added on Jul 02, 2022 in tech

How to debug and make sure zombie processes are being reaped in a containerized environment β†’

Fixing 'No such middleware to insert before: ActionDispatch::Static' when precompiling rails assets during docker build

Added on Jul 02, 2022 in tech

TL;DR add RAILS_SERVE_STATIC_FILES=true in front of precompile to prevent the error during precompilation in a (docker) build environment β†’

Refer to a local gem within a ruby project

Added on May 20, 2022 in tech

How to setup bundler in combination with a gemfile in an existing project to use the local gem when developing β†’

Fixing gdal-bin error cannot open shared object file No such file or directory

Added on May 09, 2022 in tech

How I debugged and fixed the error cannot open shared object file No such file or directory within a buildpack based application β†’