Building Monetery has been a wonderful experience in building community. The conference experience is influenced by various other conferences around the world. It's quite small and it's meant to be a bit niche. I'd even go as far to say it's a boutique conference... It has its own style and approach. The conference also has… Continue reading Building Monetery
I recently took a true vacation. A week off-grid with my family in the mountains with just a hot tub, endless trees, silence, and each other. When I got back I could feel myself walking differently, breathing more deeply, and I kept wanting to get on my bike or get closer to sunlight. Over the… Continue reading Good Habits
Transgender people, those whose internal gender identity differs from the sex that was assigned to them at birth, make up about 1.4 million adults in the United States. They are our friends, neighbors, loved ones and co-workers. The best way to be supportive isn't always clear. Even recently, my partner and I were discussing our… Continue reading The Transition Forward Project
Someone asked me this week about what I look out for during an interview. This also came around the time I've been working with my coach on things that drain me emotionally. I've even found myself talking about my Prana. What I realized in trying to answer this question is the things I look out… Continue reading The enemies of progress
For years I've wanted to design a chess set. It's universal language has always been an attraction for me. I started doodling around Thanksgiving and creating my first parts over Christmas break. I finally finished the set a few weeks ago. The initial designs were all done in Sketchup and that's where the images below were… Continue reading Just because
In a Technology Association of Iowa board meeting many weeks ago, the topic of talent emerged. I always think this is an interesting topic. The specific discussion led to, "why do students leave Iowa who study here?" The outcome of the TAI board meeting was to come up with something to present that covered: How… Continue reading Why do well educated young people leave Iowa?
I remember the day my friend shot himself in the head. He got into an argument with his girlfriend at the time, put a gun in his mouth and pulled the trigger. He wasn't a good friend per se, but he was a friend. I liked him, cared about him, and remember always having fun… Continue reading I can’t.
I had the extreme pleasure of giving my first college lecture with my partner Jami this year. This was unique for me. I’ve given more college lectures at this point than I received in college so I always take a lot of joy from these interactions. I never found my place in college as a… Continue reading Much respect to those that ship
Dwolla just brought Same Day ACH online for our customers and I'm super pleased with how it works. I wrote about this briefly in the past but looking at just how simple it is for people to build into their app just puts a big smile on my face. Existing customers sending money simply designate… Continue reading Same Day ACH in a API
I genuinely like the people I work with. Each one of them has taught me something new and certainly, at times, helped change my perspective. Dwolla has gone through a tremendous number of changes over the past 12 months and we're about to go through one of the more profound changes in our short history.… Continue reading Team