Thursday, November 26, 2015
Rachel and I are “getting away” for the Thanksgiving holiday (and taking our first official vacation together in over a year).
Thursday, October 8, 2015
The following is the rememberance I shared with everyone at Alex’s Celebration of Life service (about his life in Denver) on October 8th, 2015.
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Last week I attended one of my favorite conferences: The Monktoberfest: the developer conference where social meets technology. This was the fifth year and I’ve attended all five. Hats off to my friends, the organizers, for keeping it consistently great.
Sunday, June 28, 2015
Rachel and I packed up and spent six months in Portland, Maine this past fall and winter. In case you missed it: we had two opportunities to see a lot of the country we hadn’t before (driving out east and driving back home). We also made the most of a very snowy winter and kept running, skiing, and hiking.
Friday, January 2, 2015
When looking back on the past year I’ve realized what a fun, crazy, busy and privileged life I lead in 2014. I consider myself very lucky to have the experiences and opportunities I’ve had: I started working for GitHub, Rachel and I enjoyed some great trips together, and we temporarily moved across the country from Denver to Portland, Maine…
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
This past weekend I had the distinct pleasure of speaking at Develop Denver, a local conference for designers and developers in the community. If you’re interested, I posted my slides on Speaker Deck.
Monday, July 7, 2014
Six months ago I joined the impressive team at GitHub. Since I haven’t publicly shared much about my experiences yet I wanted to take the opportunity to reflect on my latest chapter.
Sunday, July 6, 2014
I’ve recently realized two seemingly harmless expressions may unintentionally continue to shape our thoughts to disenfranchise great groups of individuals.
The Pull Request is arguably one of the most powerful features of GitHub. It has changed the way both individuals contribute to open source projects and how organizations build better software together.
This weekend @andrew and @briannelson created a single-serving site, First Pull Request, which shows you, well, your first Pull Request on GitHub.com.
Nearly everyone who I know and searched for has had a fairly substantial, though humerous (in hindsight) request to someone else’s open source project.
Mine, on the other hand is fairly funny and extremely telling:
- It’s changes one line of code,
- for a client’s website as part of a paid engagement,
- …and it was missing a closing HTML tag.
Unfortuately, three years later, the sophisticated nature and technical accuracy of my Pull Requests are unchanged. Luckily, now I’m simply submitting requests internally and not to any customers.
A group of GitHubbers , self included, are headed to Japan for GitHub Kaigi, a conference organized by the GitHub User Group. This will be my first conference as a GitHubber and I’m excited for the opportunity to meet so many GitHub users and enthusiasts next weekend.
I fly out tomorrow morning and arrive in Tokyo on Sunday. @dsorkin, @dice and I will spend next week — before the conference — meeting with GitHub Enterprise customers, gathering feedback, and saying “thanks” as much as we can.
I’ve never visited Japan before and I’m excited to see Tokyo. I’ll be sure to bring back lot of photos. Is there anything you think I should try to see?