Maciej Ceglowski is the founder and sole employee of Pinboard, a paid bookmarking site and personal archive he started in 2009. He has been an outspoken advocate of small, self-funded online businesses as an alternative to venture capital and angel investing. Prior to founding Pinboard, Ceglowski worked as a contractor at Twitter, LiveJournal, and Delicious, and was the first engineer hired at Yahoo’s Brickhouse project. Before becoming a full-time programmer, he served as Assistant program officer at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
In addition to Pinboard, Ceglowski also runs the Bedbug Registry, a popular crowdsourced forum for tracking bedbugs in major North American cities.
Ceglowski was born in 1975 in Warsaw, Poland, and lives and works in San Francisco. You can find his personal website at http://idlewords.com.
Earn hundreds of dollars a day while working from the comfort of your own home! I’ll discuss three very different career paths in computerland (working at a large company, a funded startup, and building your own project) and what’s wonderful and not so wonderful about each one. I’ll also talk about the nuts and bolts of running Pinboard, a one-person project with nearly thirty thousand paying users, and what I see as opportunities for smart young tech people who value their independence to make an interesting living on their own terms.