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Hello, world! I'm a web developer slash marketer turned entrepreneur and community builder, fascinated with everything philosophy, psychology, and technology.

I'm also a North Bay native that wears many hats - notably, I am co-founder of Web & Interactive Media Professionals (aka, WIMP) and community manager for all things web technology and open source at O'Reilly Media.

You can learn more about me in my bio, or peruse this here feed. See you in the wild blue nowhere!

How to Become a Web Developer

By | May 27th, 2015 | Presentations

Exciting news! I am writing a book for O'Reilly Media on Becoming a Web Developer with Tyler Regas. The book is due out later this year, but I've given a presentation on the material and you can watch the recording now.

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The Art of Embracing Epic Failure

By | April 19th, 2015 | In the Media

I joined my WIMP co-founder, Melissa Geissinger, for episode 2 of her new podcast, The Naked Freelancer. The topic? Epic failure. My failure - as a freelancer and as a startup CEO. Don't make the same mistakes I did!

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Hidden Heroes/WIMP

By | January 18th, 2015 | In the Media

Thank you to North Bay Biz magazine for covering WIMPgives, our annual charity hackathon. We've built 12 websites for local nonprofits and we'll keep 'em coming!

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Getting Lost in Big Data

By | February 12th, 2014 | Personal Note

I attended O'Reilly Strata in Santa Clara today, my first O'Reilly conference and a glimpse of what's to come. I work with our data team and belong to the programming team - so this was my chance to experience one of our conferences without having a lot of responsibility

... which was a ton of fun! Sadly, I only got to experience a day but what a day it was - frolicking through the expo halls, flitting about the sessions, and brushing up against countless new (to me) ideas.

Suffice it to say, I'm uber excited for O'Reilly Fluent which is coming up in March at the Marriott Marquis in San Francisco. Fluent is the first O'Reilly conference I'll officially be on duty for, followed by OSCON in July.

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First Annual CMX Summit

By | February 9th, 2014 | Personal Note

Last week I had the great fortune of attending the first annual #CMXSummit, a gathering of community managers, community builders, product managers, founders and CEOs, on behalf of O'Reilly Media.

There is just no way for me to bottle up the wisdom I gained from folks like Dave McClure, Ligaya Tichy, and Emily Castor, but I will try in the coming months. For now, I encourage you to check out the Storify.

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