I’ve had the privilege to build products that connect people across oceans, products that generate cultural through lines, and products that pull young voters into public policy. I’ve worked for entrepreneurs, philosophers, bankers, government offices, lawyers, and cultural icons. And throughout out it all, and without a doubt, every project has taught me so much. The shared lesson of these experiences is clear: how to create. I learned how to take an entrepreneur’s enthusiasm and turn it into groundwork for digital products, measurable impact, and positive user outcomes.
Last Updated: Monday, February 8th 2021
My advice for startup founders who are building web and mobile applications and could use some pointers on how to approach the world of product, design, and software engineering. This isn’t an in-depth guide on how to build a product without software. It also doesn’t touch on the intricacies of building hardware (simply not my specialty). It is a collection of the lessons I’ve given to founders countlessly over the years and I hope it helps you start down the path of building products for yourself.
Who am I?
Software engineer, entrepreneur, and technologist advising founders and diving deep on projects that support ideas, community, and democracy.