Neil K.

Location:

Vancouver, BC
Hometown: Vancouver, BC

Member since:

May 14, 2012

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What does lean mean to you?

I don't know about Lean Startup™, but it seems to be about treating a business, or even other kinds of organizations, as a perpetual experiment. It borrows many techniques from experimental science, to probe the marketplace (or whatever you call your customers) until a sustainable model is discovered.

What is your background in technology?

I'm mostly self-taught. Therefore my teacher has always been an idiot, but he does have pretty good taste in what books to read. I tend to know more computer science than the average web hacker knows. I have worked for Bay Area orgs since 2005 (Google, Flickr/Yahoo, Wikipedia), primarily on Google's Java-based stack, or the LAMP stack, with a very heavy focus on browser frontends, and even a bit of Node.JS.

Introduction

Hi. I'm not your tech co-founder. I'm currently spending a year working on some personal projects, some of which may not be traditional startups. My primary project this year is sort of like "github for activists/government­".


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