Tech IPOs – An Inside Out View

Disclosure: I am a shareholder of both Twilio and Okta and currently employed by Okta. Nothing here reflects the internals of either company, forward looking statements, or guidance related to either. If you’re looking for financial or investment advice, talk to your financial advisor or accountant. Don’t go it alone or blindly follow internet advice. […]


Developer Evangelism: The Whole Story

Developer evangelism has been both the best and worst job in my career. Before I go any further, let me state that I loved working for Twilio. It’s cool technology but more importantly the passion, intelligence, and the ability of the senior leadership and just about everyone else is amazing. I walked in and felt […]


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 […]


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 […]


Friday Night Hacks – August 2011

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to participate in Austin’s first Friday Night Hacks hosted by Damon Clinkscales. When he first told me about the concept, I was intruiged: Friday Night Hacks is an opportunity to connect, share ideas, build cool stuff and launch projects into the community. We typically do this into […]