Live Streaming
Head banging the nerdy way.

Have you ever wondered how veteran programmers work, solve problems, and design systems? Andrew live streams programming once a week and explains what is going on in his head, for better or worse.

Writings
The best of the best of the best of best.

How Startup Financing Works Interactive Infographic

Adjust values and see the changes instantly.

Startup Financing, the 10,000 ft. View

A brief overview of startup financing terminology.

Communication and Ownership

Musings on coordination of product team members.

The Cycle of Scientific Discovery

A theory on the way scientific discoveries happen and migrate out into the world.

Talent vs. Skill

We overvalue talent, and undervalue skill.

Branching Theory

How to setup your repo branching structure.

Projects
How I spend my non-existant free time.

Deckbuilder

A deckbuilding game simulator implemented in Haskell, starting with Dominion.

myShoggoth.com

Redo myShoggoth.com as a Hakyll generated site based on the Bootstrap 4.0 Now UI Kit from creative-tim.com.

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About Andrew
So, like... who are you?

Andrew Boardman's career began at seventeen when he wrote a text editor for BBS systems. At Carnegie Mellon University, he helped use genetic algorithms in groundbreaking research on programmatic stock trading.

After graduating from Colorado State University, with a CS major and Economics minor, he worked on desktop publishing software at Quark in Denver, CO. He then co-founded the consulting company WindBourne and eventually became its President.

After the dot-com bust he joined Microsoft, where he mostly worked on real-time communication products, and he was promoted to manager after one year. He worked on cutting edge products, as well as Office, Windows, in the developer division, and in MSN. Andrew was the lead developer for Windows Live Messenger.

He left Microsoft to co-found his second startup, TalentSpring, a recruiting company based on graph theory, where he learned many of the hard startup lessons.

Andrew then consulted with Seattle area startups before co-founding LearnVC.com. LearnVC accelerated entrepreneurs learning startup financing, empowering them to negotiate with the same information as VCs. They quickly pivoted to a SaaS capitalization table product.

Andrew giving a talk

Andrew's consulting practice includes competitive analysis, software and systems architecture, manager mentoring, product and project management, due diligence for financial deals, term sheet evaluation, and software development.