Six years ago today I moved to Brooklyn. It has been the craziest and most rewarding decision of my life. It’s mind-blowing to think how much my live has changed in six years, and how much I’ve learned. As I reflect, a few common themes jump out.

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Applications for StartupBus 2013 are now open. I was lucky enough to ride the NYC StartupBus last year and it was both a personal and career shaping journey. If you’re a part of, or interested in, the startup world you should strongly consider applying for this year. Not convinced? Let me tell you a bit about StartupBus and my experience with it.

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A few months ago, I had the chance to talk at one of my favorite conferences, TwilioCon. My talk was entitled “Hustling for Hackers” and inspired my Are You a Grumpy Developer? blog post. Twilio just posted all the talks and I’ve embedded mine below if you want to check it out (full playlist of talks […]

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At the StartupBus Accelerate NYC unconference I stopped by a discussion about personal branding, and one of the recurring themes was “you have to create something awesome, or else nothing else you do matters.” Hearing this made me start to ponder the question: “How do you create something awesome?” After spending some time trying to […]

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I grew up in a sports town. It seemed like in Kansas City, everyone was a Chiefs fan. When I moved to New York and got into the tech scene, I was surprised to find that there was more of a 50/50 split of people who enjoyed sports. As both a geek and sports fan, I think non-sports loving geeks should give sports a chance. Hear me out, I’ll be brief.

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