The Benefits of Sticking to It

Today a client of mine emailed me with great news. He is starting to see results from the last 6 months of his marketing efforts. For instance, his sales pipeline is heating up thanks to an educational letter and follow up campaign we worked on – including 2 recently closed deals. He just spoke at […]


Austin Tech Events, September 25th Edition

This is an ongoing list of upcoming tech events in/around Austin or especially relevant to the groups I participate in. It shouldn’t be considered perfect but is pretty good. This is limited to approximately 90 days for sanity’s sake. Everything is in Austin unless otherwise noted. September 27-29th — Lean Startup Machine – a weekend experience […]


Austin Tech Events, September 12th Edition

This is an ongoing list of upcoming tech events in/around Austin or especially relevant to the groups I participate in. It shouldn't be considered perfect but is pretty good. This is limited to approximately 90 days for sanity's sake. Everything is in Austin unless otherwise noted. September 17-19th — TwilioCon 2013 in San Francisco – If […]


Google App Engine

PHP and Twilio on Google App Engine

As of Google IO this year, Google App Engine officially supports PHP. While it’s still in beta, you can tweak your applications and give it a try right now. I’ve included some of my lessons learned from getting Twilio’s quickstarts functional on GAE. You can read the results here: Getting started with Twilio on Google […]


Vocabulary for Startups – Part 1 of N

I was recently invited to get an opening talk at Startup Weekend Houston specifically on customer validation. I enjoy developing interview questions and actually talking with potential customers, so it seemed like a great opportunity. As I got closer to the actual presentation, I realized that by jumping into the interview stage, I would be […]


CoderFaire Atlanta 2013

Next week I’m headed down to sunny Atlanta to speak at the second CoderFaire. It’s a two day event giving people the opportunity to connect across technology communities to learn new stuff and create fun things. That’s the cool thing about CoderFaire. Unlike the PHP events or the .Net events or all the other language/technology-specific […]


Advice about Legal Advice

Note: The following is not legal advice.. it is an explanation of legal advice. If you need legal advice, hire an attorney. Earlier this week, a student I’m mentoring asked about my “IP Agreements at Hackathons” post. He plans to attend the event in question and asked me specifically about the IP agreement and what […]