About

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 andrew@andrewhy.de 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, one about travel guides is still kicking with his new focus is with Up Global).  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 BoulderTEDxBoulder, Startup Weekend, a food/tech/music conference boco. 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!

This Book Is About Travel 7 Chapter Sample

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

Andrew Hyde Boulder

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Andrew Hyde Bio Photo

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Andrew Hyde Bio Picture

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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 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.

All my events are done through the brilliant Eventbrite platform. I highly recommend them.

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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. He now lives in Boulder in a beautiful house in the Rocky Mountains.

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
  • Ironman 70.3 finisher 2x
  • NYC Marathon finisher