How we apply technologies, where benefits accrue and who is impacted by impacted will be crucial questions for the next few decades of society.
Way back in 2012, Kin Lane and I had the whacky idea of starting a vendor neutral API Conference. At the time, there were some early vendor events and they clearly had their own value, but there was nothing that enabled the whole space to gather neutrally. So APIStrat was born and after a trial … Continue reading From APIStrat to ASC: A New Chapter in API Community Building
In the Long Run, no Job is Forever, but for now the best way to win is combine domain expertise with technology.
Technology is creating massive change in society. In many cases, that's for good, but there is certainly the potential for great harm. A lot of press coverage focused on anecdotal incidents of bad outcomes. These are sometimes outliers or red-herrings (deaths from autonomous vehicles, for example, are terrible for those involved, but it is still … Continue reading Getting Better at Technology Ethics: EthicsOS
I spent the week at Red Hat's excellent Red Hat Summit in Boston and coincidentally, the OAI just announced a new direction for the APIStrat conference - check out the new ASC event here! Both made me reflect on why I go to events (and sometimes have a hand in organizing them). Red Hat is … Continue reading It’s not about the Content, It’s about the People
For AI startups, just like API startups going full stack in a particular market might be more successful than providing a generic service.
Andrew Leonard has nice post on medium which summarizes a lot of the current angst around Amazon's use of open source to power its services. (A post with one of the best blog graphics I've seen in a long while: it's worth clicking through even just for that!). The current controversy revolves around Elastic's changes … Continue reading Closing up Open Source is not the answer to AWS
Naval Ravikant is one of the smartest thinkers there is on startups, angel investing and life in general. Quite a few people will likely have seen this tweetstorm from him last year. It keeps resurfacing on twitter because it's just so good. Take a look for some profound thoughts...: https://twitter.com/naval/status/1002103360646823936 But also.... what's so amazing … Continue reading Advice for Life in a Tweetstorm: The Upside of Social Media
A fun flashback to successful startup pitch-decks from the past. Can your growth match LinkedIn or Facebook in the early days?
How acceptable is it for a civic tech project to make a profit?