I make software, and I launched my first web site in 1998. Since then, I’ve worked in a variety of roles on sites and applications of all sizes. I currently help with Marketing and Customer Success at Wildbit.
I graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2000 with a B.S. in Computer Science. From there, I spent the next eight years in consulting focusing primarily on front-end development and information architecture.
During my time as a bootstrapped solo founder, I learned a lot. So I wrote a book about building, launching, and supporting a hosted web application. I’m in the process of writing a second edition, and in the meantime, the first edition is free on Medium.
Starting & Sustaining
In 2013, I wrote Starting & Sustaining, a book that addresses the logistics and lessons learned of starting and successfully running a hosted web application as a solo founder bootstrapping.
After running Sifter through several years of health issues and ultimately selling it, I’m now taking it a step further with a massive update to the book. I’ve also started a series of interviews with others around the SaaS industry focused on their struggles and overcoming those struggles and am sharing the interviews via podcast as well.
Around the Web
- Inside Intercom
- Hack the Entrepreneur
- Rocketship.fm - Getting Over the Fear of Starting a Business
- Churn Buster - Customer Success from the Bottom Up
- Product People - SaaS isn’t all rainbows and unicorns
- Chasing Product - Practical Product Transitions
- Your First Customers
- Founder’s Talk
- Ruby on Rails Podcast