Posts by Year

2020

How to Team Build Remotely

4 minute read

In a co-located company it is easy to take for granted how many opportunities there are to get to know your colleagues as humans, there’s the water cooler, c...

How to Stream Video Games to Zoom

2 minute read

One of the big challenges with working at a remote/distributed company is that it is difficult to replace the watercooler, off-the-cuff team bonding experien...

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2019

On Hiring

3 minute read

One of the first things that you have to develop as a new manager is a philosophy around assembling your team. One could even suggest that your ability to br...

Thoughts on being an Engineering Director

3 minute read

Recently, I’ve been reflecting on my last few years in an Engineering Director role and how I would define the role today. Here are a few things I had to lea...

Outcome-Oriented Thinking for Teams

4 minute read

Outcome-oriented thinking is the ability to focus on the desired results, instead of the process, effort or tactics that you take to get there. It is the ide...

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2018

How to take your Company Remote

6 minute read

Why Remote? The benefits to having a remote-friendly environment are many and worthy of their own article, but the primary ones include:

5 Kinds of Subscription Boxes

5 minute read

One of the primary differences between subscription boxes and traditional ecommerce is how much the fulfillment process is part of the overall experience for...

Subscription Box Checklist

1 minute read

Starting a subscription box business can be incredibly difficult but often figuring out what steps to take first can be the most daunting part. Should I star...

Instagram Challenge

1 minute read

It’s never too soon to start creating content and a following for your new business. Ideally, you would have a good amount of social validation before you ev...

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2016

The Startup Family

5 minute read

Two years ago I was in my late 20s and I had begun acquiring the trappings of a family man; I had a house in the suburbs, a kid, a pregnant wife and a good j...

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2015

Python Tutorial 1: Types & Operations

6 minute read

This first Python tutorial will cover the basic types and operations that form the building blocks of the Python syntax. These types in Python can be defined...

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2014

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2013

Openstack Heat Topology

less than 1 minute read

This is a screencast of some of my work building a User Interface for the Openstack Heat project.

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