Who is this guy?
I like to build neat things.
I help early-stage companies define, build, and market their product. I work as a consultant, advisor, and occasional investor.
Personally, I'm interested in creative code, and gave a talk about it at Cascadia.JS and giving another one at JSConf.EU in the fall of 2014. With Amaranth Borsuk, I wrote an augmented reality book called Between Page and Screen (Siglio Press, 2012) and created Whispering Galleries (Site Projects, 2014).
Geni is a collaborative family tree. Over 8 million users have added 150 million profiles, and 60 million of them are linked in a "world family tree."
I designed and developed the family tree interface, which handles millions of interactions each day.
Time magazine named Geni one of the top sites of 2008. Geni was acquired by MyHeritage in 2012.
Yammer is the social network for business. The company was spun out of Geni, and I designed and developed the Yammer desktop application in Adobe AIR, which became the most popular way our users interacted with Yammer.
Yammer won TechCrunch's annual startup competition,TC50, in 2008, and was acquired by Microsoft for $1.2B in 2012.
I named, designed, and marketed the program, leading it to a successful product launch. I recruited the founding instructors, and interviewed and assembled the first bootcamp.
I help early-stage companies design and build the first version of their product. I work with the business team on product strategy and market positioning, and the engineering team on designing and implementing the interface.
I've built three cornerstone interfaces (@alphadetail, @geni, and @yammer) and bring that experience to developing new products (@apptentive, @lightboard, @nuiku, @pocketchange, @smarterer, and @swoop).
Between Page and Screen
Glitchbooth does a good job of taking bad photos. More at glitchbooth.com.
I gave a talk, "Make Art Not Money," at the 2013 CascadiaJS conference in Vancouver, B.C., about the value of pursuing art projects to improve your engineering skills.
This talk launched the collaborative art project Solving Sol.
I'll be giving a followup to this talk in September, 2014, at JSConf.EU in Berlin.
I live in Seattle, WA.
Write me at bradbouse / gmail
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