I spend my life traveling the world, sharing my experiences and showing people the possibilities of tech. I believe a few things:
I am incredibly easy to contact. Just reach out. My email is email@example.com. I would love to get to know you and help with anything I can.
Became a MIT Medialab Director’s fellow →
Started third vision quest / walkabout
Left PayPal to pursue my dreams
🎂 Harper turned 40
🧘♂️ Started doing yoga
Joined IllinoisTech Computer Science advisory board
🏴 Joined Royal United Service Institute advisory board
Installed a permanent rock monument in my parents front yard that is inscribed, “Boyhood home of Harper & Dylan Reed. The first astronauts to explore Uranus” →
🏠 Started living at the house in Ukrainian Village
🏫 Joined Cornell College Board of Trustees
📸 Started carrying a camera everyday
👨💻 Started as Senior Director @ PayPal, inc
Sold Modest, Inc to PayPal
Was awarded 4 patents for work done on Modest, Inc
First time visiting South America (Santiago, Chile). Fifth continent outside of U.S. I visited.
🏆 Cornell College Young Alumni Achievement Award →
🏋️ Started working out
🐩 Adopted our wonderful puppy, Lulu
🏠 Started living at the condo in West Town
Wrapped my parents car in zebra stripes while they were on vacation →
First time visiting Africa (Johannesburg, South Africa). Fourth continent outside of U.S. I visited.
First time visiting Australia (Sydney, Australia). Third continent outside of U.S. I visited.
🏆 CTO of the Year @ Moxie Award
Launched FriendFracker with Rafeal Lozano-Hemmer at Seven on Seven. →
🏆 Breakout of the Year @ Webby’s
Did a TED University talk at TED which predicted that the 2016 election would be hacked and manipulated →
Started doing a lot of speaking internationally
👨💼 Started a company called Modest, Inc with @dylanr
Started second vision quest / walkabout
Helped Barack Obama win his reelection campaign
🏆 40 under 40 @ Crains
👨💻 Started as the Chief Technology Officer at Obama for America
🏆 Data Innovation Award @ MCIC
🏠 Started living at the apartment in Wicker Park
Started first vision quest / walkabout
👨💻 Became the Customer in Residence for Rackspace Hosting
Left Threadless to pursue my dreams
Built CityPayments.org with Daniel X Oneil
Built Unofficial Transit API for Chicago Transit Authority
🏠 Started living at the apartment in North Center
🎂 Harper turned 30
💍 Got married to Hiromi
👨💻 Became CTO of Threadless
👨💻 Started at Threadless as an engineer
👨💻 Started Working as a Summer Intern with Seth Godin @ Squidoo
Got laid off. It was awesome!
👨💻 Started Working as a web programmer @ Cramer-Krasselt
First time visiting Asia (Delhi, India). Second continent outside of U.S. I visited.
🎪 Juggled on stage at the Metro for Chris Holmes’ Electroclash
🎪 Did a juggling show for Billy Corgan’s showcase at the Hideout
Started my first “startup” - 3g Screensaver. Selling ringtones and wallpapers for phones
Sprint launches Samsung A500 and I launch a500hacking.com
Launched Audreyhacking.com to help hack the 3COM Audrey. →
🏆 Net Vision Honorary Mention @ PRIX ARS ELECTRONICA
Hosted my first colocated server in a data center at OAR.net
Purchased my first server (A firesale VALinux 2U server)
🎓 Graduated from Cornell College with a degree in Computer Science and Philosophy
Moved to Chicago, IL
👨💻 Started first job as a Security and Software Engineer @ World Book Publishing
🏠 Started living at the apartment in Logan Square
👨💻 Started an internship @ MSI in Cedar Rapids, IA
🎪 Opened for Sir Mix-A-Lot as a juggler
🎂 Harper turned 20
🎪 Juggled for the first time with @dylanreed
🎪 Learned to Juggle
🏫 Started going to Cornell College in Mt, Vernon, IA
💻 Purchased my first laptop
Moved to Mt. Vernon, IA for college
Purchased my first domain name: nata2.org. Still used as my email address.
First time visiting Europe (Dublin, Ireland). First continent outside of U.S. I visited.
👮 The ATF visited and suggested I stop using BBSs and stop blowing things up. I did the latter.
Ran my first Apache server
🏫 Started going to Greeley Central High School
🏠 Started living at the house on 43rd ave in Greeley, CO
Started first band Faucet with Atkins Meyer, Karl Mahlburg and some friends.
🏂️ Started snowboarding
Started subscribing to MONDO 2000
🏫 Started going to Heath Junior High
Bought a Boing Boing and Mondo 2000 magazine at Powell’s in Portland. Changed everything.
Saw Public Enemy open for U2.
Started subscribing to MONDO 2000 →
Ran up my first huge phone bill dialing into BBSes around the country. &TOTSE forever
Saw Metallica for the first time.
🏫 Started going to Maplewood Middle School
🖥️ Built a computer for the first time. Ram was so expensive so I couldonly afford 1mb.
Went to first concert, David Bowie.
🖥️ Got really into OS/2
🎂 Harper turned 13
Bought Straight Outta Compton by N.W.A.
Was enamored by Roxanne Shante.
Stopped taking myself seriously
🖥️ Received an older IBM PS/2 model 25 for my birthday. My brother and I played a lot of kings quest.
Got Love and Rockets’ Earth, Sun, Moon for my birthday.
Programmed BASIC based on code from the 321 Contact magazine
🎒 Started going to Cameron Elementary School
Accidently got Killers by Iron Maiden (changed everything)
🖥️ Family got a Apple IIc. My brother and I set it up.
Learned to code LOGO on an Apple II
🏠 Started living at the house on 11th st in Greeley, CO
🔥 House caught on fire and burnt a bunch. LEGOs survived
🏠 Started living at the house on 27th ave in Greeley, CO
Television broke. Never got fixed
🏠 Started living at the house near the hospital in Greeley, CO
👶 Brother @dylanreed was born. The Reed Brothers are finally united.
🏠 Started living at the farm house on rd 15 in Greeley, CO
👶 Secret Brother Jon was born. The Reed Brothers are almost united.
🏠 Started living at the house on 11th st in Greeley, CO
Moved to Greeley, CO
🏠 Started living at the house in Windsor, CO
👶 Harper was born in Greeley, CO