No doubt sustainability is one of the hottest spaces in Silicon Valley, and unfortunately it will get hotter if we don’t do anything about it. When Kunal Modi and I quit our jobs to build a company, we wanted to work on something that was personally meaningful to both of us and fighting climate change immediately went to the top of our list. We have spent the past few weeks exploring startup opportunities in the sustainability space and wanted to share some of our learnings and hopefully invite more folks to join in.
Specifically, I will cover some of the…
The short answer is that there is no good reason. Someone should build an opinionated, streamlined and remote-work first code review tool that’s better than GitHub’s native code review and doesn’t require two weeks worth of integration time like Phabricator.
Let’s explore what really sucks about modern code reviews, why it’s in this state and what can we do about it 🙏.
A good software engineer breaks down features into smaller commits which are easier to review, easier to understand and easier to trace once it‘s merged in.
Let’s say we are building an invites feature: we could split this…
The first time I used Zapier to send a new Twillio message to a user that signed up to Socials, without writing a single line of code, my mind was 🤯. Something like that can easily be built over night, but at early stage company, this was a welcomed time saving.
When Kunal Modi and I set to explore the devsumer space, we saw a thriving ecosystem of integration companies: from products that help you integrate internal company tools to products that help you automate processes with humans in the loop. …
Startups equal growth —now famous Paul Graham article points to the fact that the only differentiator between an SMB and an actual, venture capital backed company is the startups’ ability to grow exponentially over long periods of time.
Once you start looking at startups with the lens of exponential growth, you realize how difficult it is to search and find a good enough problem/solution in the space you’re willing to spend years of your life grinding away.
We have made good progress in simplifying mobile dev 📈, but we are still years behind web. I wanted to cover some themes I uncovered while working on my latest mobile app, mostly centered around iOS social spaces, but some of the themes do translate well to the greater ecosystem.
I hope in the future we can decrease these barriers and unlock even more global creative potential! You shouldn’t need a degree and 6 months to launch what you’ve imagined!
I wanted to take you on a quick journey through the past ten years of app development, mostly through the lens of my own personal experiences and highlight the trend of rising devsumer space and the lazy coder!
The story begins in Westwood, CA, in 2012. I was sitting in a coffee shop with a copy of Lean Startup and Lean Analytics by my side, building a mobile game called Berry Crush. This was one of the handful of apps I released that year, a combination of my love for all types of berries and the rise of mobile games.
Lifelong engineer, entrepreneur and investor.