Part of a distributed mentoring movement.
I'm available for mentoring, in case you are thinking of doing some of the stuff that I've done. Of course, it's a journey for all of us. I’ve had so many great experiences, and I’d love to share them if you’re thinking of pursuing a similar path.
- I taught myself how to program at 14, then when on to get a Computer Engineering degree at Case Western Reserve University.
- I've been at startups since I was in high school. I was the 8th employee at Zipcar, and I built a lot of the technology and user experience behind the service.
- I co-founded a bartering network called OurGoods (also Rails-based) with four New York City artists.
- I started a failed Silicon Valley startup company in 2011, and I co-founded another startup, yerdle, in 2012.
- I've been a mentor for Code for America and the CfA Accelerator since 2011.
- I wrote open source software for a living at PPF, and built OpenGovernment.org, a Rails-based app for state government transparency.
If you’d like to work together, you can write me a letter responding to the questions below; I’ll write back to all letters I receive in this way within two weeks no matter what. In response to the most exceptional letters, I’ll propose further correspondence—and in certain cases, an ongoing mentoring relationship.
- Tell me about yourself. How did you become who you are, and who do you want to become? What are you excited about?
- What do you hope to gain from our mentoring relationship?
- What’s the best thing you’ve read, watched, or listened to lately?
- What's the last thing you invented? Add any links to projects you're proud of.
Send it all to:
I look forward to learning together!