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 firstname.lastname@example.org. I would love to get to know you and help with anything I can.
Started fourth vision quest / walkabout
😥 Galactic officially shuts down 😥 →
😔 Made the hard decision to shut Galactic down
Galactic launched the beta of skyteller.xyz →
Galactic started focusing on crypto off-ramps
Accidentally launched Floppydisk.xyz →
Started going to Chicago Bulls games regularly
Launched Galactic Camera →
AMAZING THING HAPPENED
Joined my first DAO →
Convinced my brother, Dylan, he should start his own crypto company and follow his dreams! →
Fake.sale got banned from opensea →
Hacked together art.pizza →
DOVE VERY DEEP INTO WEB3
Launched fake.sale, my first NFT project →
Bought my first NFT →
Got a peloton and started doing cardio more
Joined the RAND Pardee School Board of governors
Wrote up all my time doing covid work over the first 3/4 of 2020 →
"Started" General Galactic Corporation →
Found out I was a Jamstack Pioneer based on our work at Obama for America →
Launched zooooom.us - a screensaver for our anxious times →
Started doing COVID-19 work full-time
Started watching covid →
Joined the RAND Pardee School’s Tech & Narrative Lab advisory group →
Opened the company.lol office to figure out what the next thing will be →
Became a Senior Fellow at the Annenberg Innovation Lab at USC →
Named as a 2019 delegate for the US-Japan Leadership Program →
Became a MIT Medialab Director’s fellow →
Started third vision quest / walkabout
Left PayPal to pursue my dreams
🎂 Turned 40
🧘♂️ Started doing yoga
Regretted spending all my bitcoin on things
Used up all my bitcoin buying Leica cameras on overstock
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
Became an honorary patron of the University Philosophical Society at Trinity College →
First time visiting Africa (Johannesburg, South Africa). Fourth continent outside of U.S. I visited.
Wrapped my parents car in zebra stripes while they were on vacation →
First time visiting Australia (Sydney, Australia). Third continent outside of U.S. I visited.
🏆 CTO of the Year @ Moxie Award
Installed ant miners in the Modest office
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
Stopped going out as much
👨💻 Started as the Chief Technology Officer at Obama for America
Bought a kindle for 45 bitcoin
🏆 Data Innovation Award @ MCIC
🏠 Started living at the apartment in Wicker Park
👨💻 Became the Customer in Residence for Rackspace Hosting
Started first vision quest / walkabout
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
App Engine launched - learned python and launched Excla.im, Awesome Updater, and Chicago Alerts
🎂 Turned 30
💍 Got married to Hiromi
👨💻 Became CTO of Threadless
👨💻 Started at Threadless as an engineer
Vox Paid for radio ads with my name in them: Step behind the velvet rope with Harper Reed.
👨💻 Started Working as a Summer Intern with Seth Godin @ Squidoo
Started a podcast about the club scene in chicago with my Vox Vodka sponsorship
Became a professional vodka drinker - Got a sponsorship by Vox Vodka
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
Stopped promoting parties in Chicago. I was terrible at it
Started promoting parties in Chicago.
Started my first “startup” - 3g Screensaver. Selling ringtones and wallpapers for phones
Started going out clubbing every night. Well M,T,W,F,S lol.
Sprint launches Samsung A500 and I launch a500hacking.com
🏆 Net Vision Honorary Mention @ PRIX ARS ELECTRONICA
Launched Audreyhacking.com to help hack the 3COM Audrey. →
Hosted my first colocated server in a data center at OAR.net
Purchased my first server (A firesale VALinux 2U server)
Moved to Chicago, IL
🎓 Graduated from Cornell College with a degree in Computer Science and Philosophy
🏠 Started living at the apartment in Logan Square
👨💻 Started first job as a Security and Software Engineer @ World Book Publishing
👨💻 Started an internship @ MSI in Cedar Rapids, IA
🎪 Opened for Sir Mix-A-Lot as a juggler
🎂 Turned 20
🎪 Juggled for the first time with @dylanreed
🎪 Learned to Juggle
🏫 Started going to Cornell College in Mt, Vernon, IA
Moved to Mt. Vernon, IA for college
💻 Purchased my first laptop
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 a terrible punk band called Faucet
🏂️ 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.
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 could only afford 1mb.
Went to first concert, David Bowie.
🖥️ Got really into OS/2
🎂 Turned 13
Was enamored by Roxanne Shante.
Bought Straight Outta Compton by N.W.A.
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