I'm a product-focused software engineer and entrepreneur.
I write about technology, software development, financial markets, economics, and anything else that seems interesting. I try to post a near daily collection of what I'm reading. I occasionally post something of a work journal of my software development work. I also maintain a running list of some my favorite writing, my regular reading list, something approaching rules to live by, and a list of books I mean to one-day read.
I've built and led teams in healthcare, marketplaces, video startups, finance, and many others. I love learning and the learning process. When I'm not building something, I shoot photos and bake bread. I also have a long-running interest in macro economics and financial markets.
📰 Newsletter - ☝️ Interesting Things
I write a weekly newsletter called ☝️ Interesting Things.
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Previously, I spent about five years helping lots of different companies build products, some of which you've likely heard of like Convoz, Tinder, NationBuilder and several others. Before that, I was on the founding team at Zaarly, where I helped build, grow and lead the engineering team. My primary focus was payments and backend APIs. Before that, I led a small engineering team at an electronic medical records startup. Before that, I worked in economic and financial research for an economic research / money management firm in Nashville, TN.
I've built lots of products over the years. You can learn more about some of them here.
I have been a frequent speaker at software development conferences, speaking on topics like refactoring, mongodb, and various ruby development topics.
The best way to get in touch is via Twitter at @ajsharp.
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