Category Archives: Startups

My new job at Rubicon Project

Rubicon Project LogoIf you haven’t heard the news yet, I am leaving my current job at the Los Angeles Urban League after a good three years with the company.  At the league, I was at times a youth mentor, interview coach, webmaster, and then also found some time to do my regular job of fixing computers and providing technical support as a member of the IT department.

However, I recently received an amazing opportunity to join up with The Rubicon Project, an internet company with a “mission to automate the $65 billion global online advertising industry.”  There I will be working alongside their Engineering Team doing Quality Assurance for the Project’s platform.   It’s a great new opportunity to work with great new people, but it’s also bitter sweet to leave a place you have been working at for a little while.  To all my coworkers at the League, good luck to all of you.  And to all my new coworkers at Rubicon, I look forward to meeting all of you.

If you want to know more about the company, I’ve enclosed a Youtube video of the Rubicon Project’s HQ after the jump: Continue reading

"How we set up a non-profit by the seat of our pants"

A few months ago, I wrote up a list of Startup guides where people like Evan Williams and Nick Denton gave a list of which web apps they were using to help their web companies. I also said they were good for a nonprofit, as well as a startup. Well, after scouring the web for a while, I found this guide to “setting up a non-profit by the seat of our pants”. As time goes, I’ll probably write of these myself soon. Stay tuned.

Startup Guides

A few blog posts about some other software and Internet services that might be useful for starting up a company (or nonprofit).

In summary, you’ll need these applications the most:

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