Brian Doll is a business and technology hacker who has been building and selling things on the web for over 17 years.

After a dozen years in software development and engineering management, Brian is now focused on scaling businesses through marketing and business development.

I'm having the time of my life running marketing at GitHub.

Tell Me A Story


Writing it down


Marketing Culture


Thanks, Dad


2012, A look back


GitHub, an egalitarian love story


Marketing for Geeks


My Setup


2011, A look back


The Ultimate Productivity Hack - Having Kids


Agile Construction Projects


Object-oriented CSS Heuristics for Programmers


Functional Widgets with Rails, JavaScript and JSONP


The Fallacies of Distributed Computing Reborn - The Cloud Era


Engineers - build businesses not apps


What kind of maker are you?


Get Fit to Win!


Twitever - A workflow for Twitter and Evernote


Rit. - The anti-CMS content scheduling system in Rails


The dangers of url_for in Rails applications


People, not process, is the soul of "agile"


My favorite books from 2009


Lean Software Engineering - My progression toward Kanban


has_many :through across multiple databases in Rails


Allowing multiple failed assertions per test


The rules of software deployment


Always a student


Is there such a thing as free automated user acceptance testing?


Golden Gate Ruby Conference


Clean Eating, How I make it work


Train to not suck at life


Quick and Easy - Cache RSS feeds in your Rails app


New gem - greatest_common_factor


Transparency, Responsibility, Accountability


statulo.us - how getting fit somehow still involves programming


New gem - rails_framework_diff


Deep Send


Things I learned at RailsConf 2008


Connecting to Oracle from Ruby on Rails


Supporting unique headers per SOAP request in soap4r


Quick Book Thoughts - The Back of the Napkin


Google Calendar Sync Doesn't


News traveling around the internets


Troubleshooting Tips


Quick Book Thoughts - Presentation Zen


ActionWebService on Rails 2


Blocks, Closures and The Ruby Way


Dancing with dynamic features in Ruby


Leaky abstractions, seepage of a dangerous kind


Testing - Static vs. Dynamic Typing


Drag and drop AppleScript to convert video


Software Engineering Book Recommendations


Passing by Value, Reference and somewhere in between


Discussion, links, and tweets

I run marketing at GitHub. Follow me on Twitter for more musings from the ether.

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