I live in New York with my wife in a lovely but tiny studio apartment. It’s filled with our favorite things and not much more. It feels like home. We have a patio and in the summer we sit out with a bottle of wine and talk until dark. In the winter, we look out the window to watch the snow melt, wishing the cinder blocks were rolling hills covered with fresh powdery snow.
Technical Product Manager
I work at a research technology company called Alpha, helping to grow their on-demand insights platform. I’m working closely between engineering, data science, and customer support to build new ways to gather research and turn it into something that customers can use to improve their products and services.
Prior to Alpha, I was leading a team of designers and engineers working on an enterprise-scale design system. The design system provides the tools and guidelines for all of the company’s products to have a cohesive user experience. The design system also helped teams by writing shared code libraries to make it easier for them to implement the design guidelines.
To me, Web technology is most importantly an infrastructure to connect people, ideas, and information. I taught myself to code and manage servers and then created tools and products for reading and publishing on the open web.
Constantly curious, writing is a good way for me to sort through the problems bouncing around in my head. Writing connects me humanity in a way that I feel technology lacks.
In 2012, I wrote a book of essays on simplicity and design, tools, writing, and mindfulness.
Since then, I’ve mostly moved away from writing about technology and tools and am working to find more humanity in my topic and voice. You can check out what books I’ve been reading recently.
The day after my wife and I got married, we left for a three month, round-the-world honeymoon. It was life changing, to say the least. While on our travels, I try my best to listen and watch to learn more about the world and about my worldly neighbors.
I’m currently working on a book about our honeymoon.
The best way to contact me is to email firstname.lastname@example.org.