• 2019 Just Enough Docs: a Lightning Talk About Docs for Onboarding
    Do you actually enjoy writing documentation for your project? This post is adapted from the transcript of a short talk I shared at the Code for America Summit's Brigade Day. While this presentation is specific to brigade teams, it's relevant for any remote development team struggling to bring new team members up to speed.
  • 2018 My Father’s Archives
    A little over four years ago, my father died. He was, as many have said of him, a force of nature. Short and portly, with a dark shock of hair worn proudly wild, he told rambling, exaggerated stories. He overindulged. He played a passable clawhammer banjo. He sometimes alienated people with his strong opinions. But he was wildly creative, and the work he did in exhibit design left a permanent mark on his field. In the weeks following his death, I found myself wanting to document all this. So I built a website.
  • 2012 A New Kind of Worker for the Impact Economy
    Some call them competencies. MBAs call them skill sets. Fast Company named an entire generation after those who’ve reinvented them (Generation Flux). But it boils down to this: our economy is shifting dramatically, and the modern worker must adapt...
  • 2010 Beyond the Sweatshop: Developing Socially-responsible Supply Chains
    Consumers’ concern for the social impacts of any given product or service is increasingly driving their purchasing behavior. This has left companies large and small scrambling to account for those impacts, which can often be difficult to parse and even more difficult to measure...