Matt is driven by the mission to allow anyone in the world to have a home on the internet where they can express their thoughts and base their business. At the young age of 19, bored with his classes at the University of Houston, Matt first discovered his passion for code and writing. His personal blog was reaching more than 20,000 people at the time but the blog software was outdated, so he decided to create a new platform, which is known today as WordPress.
When it comes to side projects, I practice and firmly believe in a philosophy that Sagi and I have called audience driven product development. This is an idea that we formulated after seeing how successful entrepreneurs such as Jeffrey Zeldman, Paul Jarvis and Tobias van Schneider built incredible personal brands. We’ve also watched closely as companies such as Intercom and Buffer implement this approach.
Today’s my birthday, and this year I’m giving myself a present. I’m giving myself the time to write. I’m going to prioritize it, block out the time in my schedule and actually take writing seriously. But that’s pretty vague. I’ve tried to do that before, and I failed miserably. So this time I’m going one step farther. I’m committing to publish a new article every day, for 30 days straight.
Today’s guest is a very special person. Not your regular entrepreneur, and definitely not your standard, run-of-the-mill developer. Tal Perry is a good friend and a serial side project hacker. He’s actually one of the members of the first batch of the side project accelerator. He’s an entrepreneur who currently works at a large company, a developer, and a serious autodidact.
Today we are excited to have Jason Bacher and Brian Biurge on the show. They are the founders of Good Fucking Design Advice, an e-commerce store for designers that started as a side project and has taken off to become much more.
In this week’s episode we had the privilege to talk with Bob Baxley, who is a design executive and has been managing designers for years. Bob has worked at some marquee companies including the likes of Yahoo, Pinterest, and Apple. In this interview as Bob shares with us what it takes to create powerful design leadership and how to navigate the different workplaces cultures in today’s top tech companies.
When we created Hacking UI, I wanted to figure out the perfect technical setup for a large blog. I wanted to know exactly how the best blogs were built, where they were hosted, what software they used and how they were developed. However, I didn’t find much on the subject. Today, we’ve reached a point…
Two years ago we launched Hacking UI as a blog to share our thoughts about improving the workflow between designers and developers. I think it’s fair to say that today, Hacking UI has evolved to become much more than a blog. Watch the recorded announcement: On our Facebook group: Or catch the recording on Periscope: @sagishrieber Hacking…
After the crazy success of our two meetups last year in NY and San Fran, we’ve been wracking our brains trying to think of ways to facilitate more in-person meetups and offline gatherings. Several sleepless nights later, we figured it out: a Slack group for all things related to design conferences. To make this group as effective…
This week we’re coming at you from the Facebook Tel Aviv office, where we were lucky to have two special guests join us, Melissa Hajj and Noam Liss. Melissa is the head of Facebook’s core growth design team, whose stated mission is connecting the next billion people to Facebook (no big deal). Noam is a senior product designer at SimilarWeb and the editor in chief of Pixel Perfect Magazine. Melissa was full of insights and gave us great ideas for improving organizational structure, design leadership, and for creating the ideal work environment. An hour with her was just not enough.