For a more traditional bio:

Andrew Hyde has a passion for community, writing, travel and startups.  He founded Startup Weekend, three other startups and was employee #1 Techstars.  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, Startup Week as well as many smaller events. He put together a travel book named This Book is About Travel which reached the #1 sales slot for iBooks and Amazon’s travel sections. For five years he was a co owner of his favorite cafe in the world in Trident Booksellers and Cafe in Boulder, Colorado. He is the director of Glider.com, a 501c3 nonprofit that throws some amazing community events.

His work has been featured in the NYTimes, NBC World News, Washington Post, Boing Boing, Boston Globe, INC, Entrepreneur, Daily Mail, The Australian, Yahoo! and the Nepal Times.  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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Now some notes in not creepy third person:

I love startups. I love making things people use. I love design. I love to travel. I love that things I have created are spreading across the world.

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

Feel free to reach out and contact me at [email protected] or on twitter at @unicorn.


6 responses to “About”

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  2. […] known start-up founder and conference organizer Andrew Hyde (@andrewhyde) recently decided to sell most of his worldly possessions. He currently owns only 15 […]

  3. […] Andrew Hyde who has a passion for community, writing, travel and start-ups. He sold everything in August 2010 and is currently on walkabout in the world. He makes things happen. […]

  4. Sistershiker Avatar

    Andrew, this is the typo screener. In your TechStars paragraph in the About page… Second sentence probably should start with Through.

    Enagaging page! Nice work.

  5. Nanda Avatar

    I want to do what you do. Is offering to help any way to get started?

  6. Jed Diamond Avatar

    You sound like my kinda guy. Would enjoy connecting. I emailed you about your article and my new book.