Hello, Internet Friend.
We only know each other because of a vast, complicated, near unfathomable series of tubes, but that can change. Feel free to reach out and contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or on twitter at @andrewhyde.
For a more traditional bio, please trick your brain into forgetting every cat video you have ever watched and read this instead:
Andrew Hyde has a passion for community, writing, travel and startups. He has founded three startups (two failed, one sold and his new focus is on travel). With roots in freelancing and design, he can hold a conversation about best interface practices as well as how to build cabins with hand tools. He is also a marathoner, Ironman competitor, blogger and event organizer. He started Ignite Boulder, TEDxBoulder, Startup Weekend, a food/tech/music conference boco and once spent a flight making a stupid tshirt site that every VC in the world has seen. Most recently he wrote a book named This Book is About Travel which reached the #1 sales slot for iBooks and Amazon’s travel sections.
Test out the first 7 chapters for yourself, free!
His work has been featured in the NYTimes, NBC World News, Washington Post, Boing Boing, Boston Globe, INC, Entrepreneur, Daily Mail, Yahoo! and the Nepal Times, oddly. He has written for Laughing Squid, The Next Web and Read Write Web. He is the author (although mostly in name only) of nine patents with variations of the name “Aggregation of an Aggregation System.” What I’m trying to say is that I just hope you are not reading this through an aggregation system, and then aggregating it.
a master server system programmed to receive user credentials, to store the received credentials, and to provide the stored credentials to a browser of a user computer system
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photo by James Azure
Photo by Aimee Giese
Now some notes in not creepy third person:
I love startups. I love making things people use. I love design. I love that things I have created are spreading across the world.
I currently work with HackFwd which is a European focused investment firm. I worked for TechStars for three years. Through this and the brilliant Boulder tech community, my world view is incredibly skewed. All of my friends and colleagues love what they do, work on engaging projects and lead very interesting lives. I am grateful for this.
If I had a bio in a newspaper, it might read:
Andrew Hyde is a minimalist, writer, bootstrapper, designer, user interface builder, user experience creator, thought leader buzzword originator, blogger, politico, biker, runner, backpacker and nice guy.
Andrew Hyde grew up in Sisters, Oregon, went to college in Providence, Rhode Island and split the difference to in Boulder, Colorado for six years. He is now homeless (well, a full time nomad), unemployed (kinda but not really as well) and single (the attractiveness trifecta).
Really random things:
- Hit a double eagle in golf
- Can ride a unicycle
- Can ride a fixie backwards
- Is an Eagle Scout (and Vigil Honor member)
- Has rafted the Grand Canyon
- Built a cabin in Alaska
- Dreams of being on This American Life
- Ironman 70.3 finisher 2x
- NYC Marathon finisher
- Trained crossfit