Gary Smith

Now at platform.sh

This week I started a new job at platform.sh. Title is Director, Enterprise Alliance. In short, my job is to work with a small, select group of major accounts. I’m impressed so far with the truly international nature of the company. The biggest two countries in terms of headcount are France and the United States. …

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garysmith.eth

First of all, I have had a strange relationship with my name throughout my life. Pre-internet days, I had the strange (and apparently misguided) thought that my name was kind of odd or unusual. At the roadside Stuckey’s, it seemed like I could rarely find my name on a toy license plate. Maybe that’s where …

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A month of yearly reviews

We’ve been doing a number of yearly partner reviews in the past month. For obvious reasons those details aren’t public, but there is one thing I can talk about – the strategic value of partnerships in 2021. Many of my partners expressed an interest not only in the transactional – referrals, commissions, and isolated co-marketing …

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Back at it

I was fortunate enough to be able to take December 31-January 4 completely off. By the afternoon of January 4 I just couldn’t resist taking a peek at my inbox:

Talking about PWAs (and getting sidetracked talking about apps)

I’m planning a conversation with a partner (public webinar) about PWAs and Magento in January. Progressive Web Applications (PWA) have been a hot topic in eCommerce since at least 2017 or thereabouts. Google started promoting it as a standard because it potentially solves a major pair of problems associated with mobile apps – complexity and …

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My name as an alias

Growing up I was not painfully aware of the banal, generic quality of my name. My dad complained about his name (which was, and I am not making this up – Sam). But that was before the internet put us all in a global competition for handles. (And let me tell you how shocked I …

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