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Build makes it dead simple to create, deploy and share world-class APIs in minutes.Stacksort
An implementation of xkcd's StackSort from its 'Inefficient Sorting Algorithms' comic.Startup Notes
Every year, I doodle notes from Y Combinator's Startup School conference!Startup Playbook
I illustrated a guide to startups written by Sam Altman from Y CombinatorSlackmoji
A Chrome extension that makes it easy to find and add emojis to SlackTrack Trump
Built the website for Track Trump, a project that tracks Trump's first 100 daysPhileas & Fogg
An experimental traveling startup project I founded and ran in Costa Rica back in 2014
At ReadMe, we put on a 300-person day-long conference about building APIsGreylockU
A superhero-themed homepage for Greylock Partner's university recruiting programGreylockU Hackfest
Designed and built the website for Greylock's 24-hour hackathon, which goes from day to nightRateMyDocs
A little tool that tells you how good your documentation is compared to everyone elseOlive
I made the movie poster and website for Olive, the first full-length movie shot on a cell phone.APIs & IPAs
A monthly meetup where we have different people show off their APIs... and of course, there's beer!Product Hunt Real or Fake
A game that proves no idea is crazy enough that someone in SF isn't legitimately working on it
An add-on that let you sync Hulu across multiple computers so you could watch together (unmaintained)Startup Notes book
I published a physical book of startup advice from YC's Startup School, and donated all profits to WatsiMake Hats Great Again
An online store where you can create parody red hats with a white slogan on itBugzillaJS
A plugin for Bugzilla (think open-source JIRA) that adds a ton of usability improvementsr/sanfrancisco
I founded and currently moderate r/sanfrancisco, the subreddit for San Francisco on RedditProduck Hunt
A Duck Hunt parody that uses your cell phone for shooting. First place in the Product Hunt hackathon!RIT48
Ian Mikutel and I ran RIT48 at our university, long before hackathons (or we) were cool
It's not easy pitching Lovesick (formerly called Scrotal Recall) to people: it's about a guy who gets an STD and has to tell everyone he's dated. But once you get past the premise, it's a great show. The story is told in intertwined flashbacks, with each episode centering on a different woman from his past. It's basically How I Met Your Mother, except told as a British dramedy instead of an American sitcom.
All I've Ever Wanted (Live from the Walt Disney Concert Hall) by Airborne Toxic Event
Airborne Toxic Event's live recording is my favorite album of all time. Mikel Jollett's voice and lyrics, sung over live orchestras and choirs, are emotional and beautiful.
Magic For Humans
Nothing about 'comedy magician' sounds fun, but Justin Willman does a great job at using magic and comedy to explore topics about human nature in a delightfully charming way.
Missing Richard Simmons
I grew up thinking Richard Simmons was a joke. MRS is a character study of a caring yet lonely B-lister, and captures the many sides of him in a way that oscillates between uplifting and heartbreaking.
Hamilton (Original Brodway Cast)
Hamilton is the most perfectly crafted pop culture I've ever experienced. The music is great, but the story is breathtaking. The character dynamics are flawless. The cast recording is about 3 hours, and unlike most musicals, every line from the play (with one exception) makes it into the recording. Don't listen to it out of order — it deserves a 3 hour listen from start to finish. So, next time you have a long drive ahead of you, throw on Hamilton and prepare to cry.
69 Love Songs by Magnetic Fields
You've probably heard the song Book of Love, although you're likely more familiar with the cover by Peter Gabriel. 69 Love Songs by The Magnetic Fields is the product of auteur Stephin Merrit, whose sullenly optimisic lyrics are the only common thread holding 69 songs in 69 different genres. His voice isn't great, and the music is weird … but overall, it's my favorite take on the complexity of love.
How to Win Friends and Influence People
The old-timey name gives off vibes of manipulation, but the book couldn't be further from that. It's the best business book, relationship book, self-help book and management book I've ever read. It's basically a long-winded way to say 'do unto others,' however it does a great job of explaining why. I reread it every few months.
Ask Culture vs Guess Culture
It's just a comment on an internet forum from 2007, however it changed the way I understand people. Basically, it divides everyone into two categories (askers and guessers), and delves into the dynamics between them. As a guesser, it made me understand askers and take on some of their qualities when necessary.
The time in my life that I discovered Scrubs (freshman in college) probably plays a part in my affinity for the show. It may feel like a normal sitcom, however it effortlessly imparts wisdom without feeling preachy. If you've never seen Scrubs, give it a chance: by the time you hit the fourth episode (My Old Lady), you'll get why it's one of the greatest shows of our time.
I founded ReadMe, a way to create beautiful, interactive API documentation.
Watsi brings high-impact, low-cost healthcare to people in need. You should donate!
Point guard. Just kidding. I built some dashboards showing business-y stuff.
I helped Greylock with their superhero-themed college recruiting websites.
I worked on the Firefox Add-Ons site as a web developer and product manager.
GigaOM was a news organization focused technology and other similar topics.
This was the first startup I worked at! We built custom-made physical travel guides.
· Hanoi, Vietnam
- Joined March 11, 2009
- 4,966 checkins in 14 countries
- United States🇺🇸 Thailand🇹🇭 Peru🇵🇪 Viet Nam🇻🇳 Canada🇨🇦 Bolivia🇧🇴 Italy🇮🇹 Costa Rica🇨🇷 Cambodia🇰🇭 France🇫🇷 Switzerland🇨🇭 Mexico🇲🇽 Taiwan🇹🇼 China🇨🇳
Okay okay, I know there's a lot on this site. However, this is my main passion! I'm the founder of ReadMe, a way to build interactive API documentation!Check out ReadMe
A blog post of how I went from idea to startup
Hiring is a broken system in the startup world.
I worked for Mozilla for a few years, after seeing John Lily (CEO at the time) speak.
A few months ago, we decided to host a conference about APIs
Startups are a team sport. Some people are recognized with salaries or equity, however much of the help we've gotten along the way has been less formal.
1. Hire a bunch of minimum wage humans to pretend to be AI pretending to be human
2. Wait for AI to be invented
"HASHING YOUR PASSWORDS WITH MD5? YOU'RE GOING TO KILL SOMEONE!"