Why are you the way you are, San Francisco.

I've been reading lots of doom and gloom articles talking about how 'shitty' SF is becoming (or has become) and it makes my skin crawl. It took me awhile, but I think I finally put some words to my feelings. IMO, one of the most important aspects of SF is…

What is a taco computer?!?

When I googled it, this is what came up. I'm ok with it. …

Where do you find inspiration?

I'm curious where people find inspiration, for my own edification, but also because it's often difficult to be inspired intentionally. It may seem a little cliche but I've definitely been inspired by beautiful sunsets and delicious meals, and also by individuals and groups. Being inspired like this leads to trying…

Editing Ghost Templates living on DigitalOcean using Vim

I just redid this blog, took it off of Tumblr and deployed my own version on a DigitalOcean VPS using their out of the box set up for Ghost 0.4.0 on Ubuntu 12.04. Ghost is a rad, completely open source, content publishing platform and I've wanted to…

DEVELOPER EVANGELISM… WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

Over the past three years, I’ve put a lot of thought into how to approach and engage developer communities around the world. I’ve experimented with running side projects, hosting hackathons and startup competitions, planning and attending meet-ups, contributing to open source projects, giving talks, sitting on panels, going…

How to Hack Silicon Valley

hack : { “first”: “Start learning to code”, “then”: “Quit your job”, “after_that”: “Move to San Francisco”, “in_sf” : “Get a job at Lyft”, “while_working” : “Tell everyone that…