Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
You had me at "hello world"
I'm in Boulder growing a tech company I started in Atlanta. Prior
to that, I was a nomad for most of 2012, traveling all over the
place and winning programming competitions. I'm known as a
I love traveling, creating things, walking excessive distances,
going to symphonies, playing board games, watching improv comedy,
learning new stuff, cooking (I make awesome pão de queijo), and
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Creating useful and fun stuff. Here's a fun one: Insultron, my
automated prank call application that calls your friends and tells
them randomly generated classy insults in a proper British accent:
As far as useful, my day job is creating a tech company that uses a
lot of data about people from the internet combined with machine
learning to predict things people will like.
I also help run a startup community
in Atlanta that is full of
programmers, designers, artists, and business people. It's like
free office space meets community center for startup people.
I love going places and doing things, traveling on new adventures.
I've been known to fly to random cities on a moment's notice.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Being modest at inopportune times.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
"That guy is the sexiest man I've ever seen."
Hmm, at least that what I'd like to think. I've not asked anyone to
explicitly disprove it, so that's what I'm going to go with.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books that teach me something.
Movies that make me think or make me laugh.
Music that excites, soothes, or drives me, depending on my
Food that is tasty.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1. Some interesting idea for me to experiment with creating
2. Something exciting to look forward to
3. Occasional down time to just rest and relax
4. Flexibility in my schedule, location, and work
5. Good friends, someone I can talk with
6. Something to challenge me
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
What if __?
Is __ possible?
How could I build a system to __?
On a given day, blanks may include
"automatically prank call an entire gathering of hundreds of people
"fully automate self-sustaining farming to reduce world hunger,
plus take down Monsanto"
"make a ubiquitous facial recognition algorithm that can draw
inferences based on connections"
"use eye tracking on phones as a way of interacting with
"design a city around wireless power technology as a fundamental
"figure out how to implement a nationwide high-speed rail system
optimized for micro/personal travel instead of one big mass transit
All of these are things I have put effort into, and some of them
are things I have successfully created.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Doing the same thing we do every night, Pinky. Trying to take
over the world!
Perhaps I'm exploring a new city, joining a meetup, or hanging out
Or possibly at the Symphony Orchestra.
Or maybe scaling walls at the climbing gym.
Or perhaps competing in an all-night programming competition
Or maybe I'm grabbing a beer with friends.
Or possibly sleeping, depending on what part of the night we are
talking about here.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Sometimes I wish I could turn off my brain and relax, especially
when I'd rather be sleeping. I have the most messed-up sleep
schedule ever. As such I often have trouble keeping commitments for
meetings, whether it's with a business investor, a job interview,
or a date. There's really no easy way to tell someone "I'm sorry I
missed our meeting, but I was sleeping."
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You are interesting and interested. You are smart and/or a smart
ass. You are adventurous, and you treat life as a big
You love to travel. You want to help me decide where to travel to
next. You want to join me on travels.
You are creative in some way: art, ideas, skills, views, music,
comedy, lifestyle, anything. Creativity has so many outlets.
You'd like to go to the symphony. Or a rock concert. An improv
show. A hackathon. A climbing gym. A CouchSurfing meetup.
You feel like it.
Who are you looking for?
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