Follow Your Passions: Career Lessons with Adam Saint-Prix

This article is sponsored by Atlassian as a part of our Companies That Care initiative. For the past five years, Adam Saint-Prix has enjoyed a fulfilling career in Silicon Valley. You might expect him to have studied at Stanford before taking the role of his choice, but you’d be sorely mistaken. The real story is… Continue reading Follow Your Passions: Career Lessons with Adam Saint-Prix

And Then There Were Three

Garfield asked me to write a letter of recommendation recently, and here’s what I said: It’s not uncommon for me to agree to write a letter of recommendation, but rarely is it such an honor and a pleasure to do so. I’ve known Garfield for ten years, which gives me a sound perspective to evaluate… Continue reading And Then There Were Three

Abernathy Man: umi selah

Abernathy Man is a series that spotlights remarkable black men and the work they’re doing. When starting Abernathy, we were shocked at just how pervasive the subjugation of black women by black men in the movement is. We weren’t prepared for it, especially when black women were reticent to work with us after having been… Continue reading Abernathy Man: umi selah


Making things is hard. Making things with technology is even harder. Where do you start? What technologies do you use? Who can you trust? In my lifetime, I’ve witnessed dramatic shifts in the rate of technological innovation, and it only appears to be accelerating. Want to create a personal web page? That’s easy. Need a… Continue reading Makers

Seeing things through

I built my first website in 2005 for a class project. I was an information technology major and my class was tasked with building an “Interactive Resume” (in essence, a personal website). After hacking together my site using a free HTML and CSS template, I could have collected my passing grade and moved on to… Continue reading Seeing things through

It takes a village

Over the years, I’ve made it a point to prioritize experiences over income. This isn’t to say that these things are mutually exclusive, but the decision tree is pretty simple when you don’t know what you don’t know. Looking back, I’m pleased with the results of this focus. Anything I’ve left on the table in… Continue reading It takes a village