I used to work in venture capital, and then I realized: as the internet seeps into everything, the future belongs to those who code — so I left investing to learn to build things on the internet. I’m now working on an online education project; if you’re ambiently curious, I can send you updates.
A few projects
- Why in Satoshi's name would you want a bitcoin?, because what’re we supposed to do with this new technology?
- Hoot, an Android app, with Matt Spitz
- Break into startups, because it’s decently difficult to figure out which startups are hiring when you’re not part of one
- Changeslogged, because I found logging Laisin’s changes so helpful
- Laisin, the first thing-with-a-database! I built. (Subscribe! And I'll send you a book each month.) Here’s its changelog
- Human-powered pelletizer, which (sorta) turned biomass into fuel for smallholder farmers
- Building Android First, about, well, building an Android app before an iOS one
- Learning to Build, about quitting my job to code
- Notes on M-Pesa about the mobile money service that has higher penetration in Kenya than Facebook has in the US.
- Things that make me excited about technology
- What Comes Next, about a summer visiting tech-company accelerators
- Books recently read. (What should I read next?)
A little design
- An earlier iteration on The Product Sessions with Gary Chou
- Syllabus, assignments, students’ take, and my write-up of the Entrepreneurial Design class Gary and I taught at SVA.
- “A new etiquette for the digital age” (English, Deutsch)