I’m very proud of what I achieved at Wifinity

I’m very proud of what I achieved at Wifinity

Disclaimer: I’m blatantly tooting my own horn here because I’m proud of what I achieved, and very proud of what my team achieved. This is a personal story and a shout out to some awesome people. Today Jordan Bundy, someone I hired when I was at Wifinity...
Good bye LastPass

Good bye LastPass

I’ve been using LastPass for 7 years or more and I have converted various business and people to use LastPass but that ended today. I’m a security minded person so I’m not abandoning passwords managers, just LastPass. A few days ago I woke up and my...
How I started documenting at a new company

How I started documenting at a new company

I once got a job at a company that was acquiring a massive piece of intellectual property from another and it was my task to build a team to maintain and transition the knowledge as well as running assets (servers, databases, etc). The company that hired me had no...
Distributed companies vs time zones

Distributed companies vs time zones

Time zones is the arch rival of distributed companies (or rather, the earth being round, but I digress into the meaning of time zones). When you run a distributed company and you hire people, you might be tempted to hire from all over the world but there’s a...
How I’m testing seed data generation

How I’m testing seed data generation

When I create a new Rails project I like to have a robust seeds that can be used to quickly bootstrap development, testing and staging environments to interact with the application. I think this is critical for development speed. If a developer creates a feature to,...
The startup CTO dilemma

The startup CTO dilemma

About 10 years ago I took my first job as CTO but I wasn’t a CTO, I just had the title. I was a developer with ambition. I made mistakes, very expensive mistakes, mistakes that contributed to the failure of the startup. Since then I have learned and grown a lot and...