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Google Chrome's User Switch

I was recently shown the user switcher in Google's Chrome Browser. This feature allows you to have multiple browsers open under different google accounts. We happen to use google for our company accounts and so I now have one browser opened with my work account, and another with my personal one. This allows to keep work and personal stuff separated - which is fantastic!

Setup

For those who don't already know about this, you can setup multiple accounts by doing the following:

  • Go into the browser's settings and click "Show advanced settings..."
  • Under "Users" click the button "Add new user..."
  • Enter your credentials

You should now see a profile on the top right of the browser with the active user for that browser instance. To open a new browser under your other accounts, simply click on the user and select the account you'd like to switch to.

Switching Active Users

#hackmtl JavaScript Hackathon!

Hack-a-ton

This weekend Anna, Graham and I participated in the [#hackmtl][3] hackathon. It was a javascript hackathon inviting people to create web apps and chrome extensions. The venue ended up being at the top of Montreal's Olympic Stadium Tower. It was probably the coolest place they could have chosen to host the event.


Can you spot us?


MEMEme

For the hackathon, we decided to make a Meme manager. Somewhere you can easily collect your favorite gifs/pictures with easy access to that you can quickly post them on forums, chats etc. We also included a quick search so that you can quickly search for some on the web. The code is up on github and is free to use. There are still a couple of kinks in it that we weren't able to iron out by the end of the hackathon, but we will be fixing those soon.

We really enjoyed the hackathon and wanted to thank everyone who made it possible. They did a bang-up job and we would definitely go to the next one :)

Go to the blog post on #MtlStartupTalent to read more about it.