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A Decade in Product

Happy New Year! It’s hard to believe the 2020s have already arrived. As I reflect on my career journey so far, the theme for the last decade was product and user experience.

Cookie Monster Trunk or Treat

Cookie Monster Trunk or Treat

On Halloween back in 2018, our family had a blast at a neighborhood Trunk or Treat block party event that some awesome people in our neighborhood put together. We had so much fun that we decided then that if they did it again, we wanted to be part of the fun. Fast forward to this year and October ended up being one of the toughest months of events, work commitments, and viruses to date for our family. It was the middle of the month, the block party was on, we had committed to decorate a trunk…and we had no idea what to make.

Still Running

Like most parents of young children, there are a lot of things which I used to really enjoy, that I have trouble finding time for these days. I don’t travel to many conferences, I don’t take on as many DIY projects, and I’m definitely not writing as much as I used to on here. One thing that I’ve tried to maintain is my consistently infrequent running routine. Back in 2013, I wrote a post sharing some of my running data. I’ve continued to track all of my runs since then, so I was curious how I’ve been doing. As it turns out, not so bad…

Orlando’s Night-Blooming Cereus

Last night, we kept our kiddos out late to do something a little nerdy. Well, cereusly nerdy. We drove around from 9-10pm, admiring the flowers of tree-climbing cacti that bloom for (usually) just one night per year.

UX in Remote-First Organizations

It’s fair to say that remote work is a hot topic. A growing number of visionary organizations like Zapier, Automattic, and Buffer have demonstrated for years how successful a remote-only model can be. On the other hand, many product companies have doubled down on maintaining centrally located, in-office teams.

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