Hi, I’m Dan. I build things for people and computers. Most people on the internet know me as @techwraith.

If you’ve read this before, feel free to skip this introduction and browse the list of essays below. If not, please read on.

Before you jump in, let me tell you a bit about what I do and what I believe:

I lead the engineering team at Eaze. My goal there is to build a team that is compassionate, collaborative, autonomous, and eager to solve problems for real people. It’s my job to build a team that uses technology to help our business achieve its goals. Luckily, my goal and my job aren’t at odds with each other.

I’ve been building products with teams who use technology to solve real-world problems for over a decade. I’ve learned a thing or two about what it takes to build great teams, products, and technologies.

I believe that a team that is made up of people from diverse backgrounds will perform better than a team of people who are not; that a diverse team cannot be built without actively practicing inclusion.

I believe that a team of engineers with average technical skill who can work well together will outperform a team of brilliant assholes every time.

I believe that the people build the process and the process builds the product.

@techwraith

Essays

  1. Atomic Product Development
  2. Leverage
  3. Most Companies Organize Themselves in One of Two Ways