• @sycamore
  • Content Strategy & Marketing, Hashnode
  • Bay Area, CA
Writer and web developer with an unconventional path to the tech industry; tireless creator and entrepreneur.

I'm currently doing marketing at Hashnode, leading our events, workshops, and other community initiatives.

I've worked with agencies as a front-end developer and - JavaScript is my programming language of choice, but I'm also comfortable in WordPress Land. My personal tastes lean toward Next.js and Eleventy.

I've worked with startups as a developer advocate, copywriter, and technical writer - I believe that empathy-driven documentation is the best marketing tool that a young tech company can invest in. I especially love creating beginner-friendly guides and tutorials.

I often ride solo as a blogger, author, and content creator - I've been freelancing as a writer and editor since 2012; in 2017 I launched The Good Life Revival blog and podcast; today I write about web development and the tech industry for various outlets.
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Positions

Writer

  • self-employed
  • Oct 2012 - Present

Technical Writer, Copywriter, Web Developer

  • Sycamore Design
  • Jan 2021 - Present

Content Strategy & Marketing

  • Hashnode
  • Jun 2021 - Present

Developer Advocate

  • TakeShape
  • Mar 2021 - Jul 2021

Landscaper

  • Orchard Keepers
  • Jul 2020 - Dec 2020

Gardener

  • Terra Nova Ecological Landscaping
  • Feb 2020 - Jun 2020

Organic Farmer

  • Laughing Magic Gardens
  • Jan 2018 - Dec 2018

Carpenter & Home Remodeler

  • Self-Empoyed
  • May 2015 - Dec 2017

Radio DJ

  • WXOX 97.1 ArtxFM Louisville
  • Mar 2013 - May 2015

My Work

Articles

22 Highlights

Public Speaking

14 Highlights

Copywriting

2 Highlights

2021

Oct 15, 2021
Oct 15, 2021
Rehighlighted by Sam Sycamore
Merged Pull Request
Contributed to Open Source Project
Closed Issue
Participated in a Hacktoberfest event
+ 2
Made my first open source contribution! (Sure, maybe it was just updating a dead link in a readme, but I still learned a lot in the process!)
Oct 15, 2021
Merged Pull Request
Contributed to Open Source Project
Closed Issue
Participated in a Hacktoberfest event
+ 2
Helped Sam Sycamore make their first open sauced contribution
Open Source Contributor, Open Sauced
Oct 05, 2021
Oct 05, 2021
Published an article

Announcing Hashnode Open Source October - The Symposium, Grants, and New Badges!

The #opensource community is taking over Hashnode this month. Find out how you can get involved!
https://townhall.hashnode.com/open-source-october
Content Strategy & Marketing, Hashnode
Sep 29, 2021
Sep 29, 2021
Spoke on Twitter Spaces
Public Speaking
Content Strategy & Marketing, Hashnode
Sep 27, 2021
Sep 27, 2021
Published an article

Make More Money as a Freelancer Using Basic Psychology

When your client doesn't know what your work is worth, you have an opportunity to shape their perception of its value. https://blog.sycamore.design/price-anchoring
Writer, self-employed
Sep 23, 2021
Sep 23, 2021
Spoke on Twitter Spaces
Public Speaking
Content Strategy & Marketing, Hashnode
Sep 13, 2021
Sep 13, 2021
Wrote marketing copy
Hashnode vs. Medium—landing page

In Q3 2021, Hashnode made efforts to establish itself as "the new medium for the tech community" online. To help differentiate Hashnode from our competitor, Medium, I rewrote the "Hashnode vs. Medium" landing page.

Hashnode is a proudly international company, with its cofounders located in India, and teammates spread around the globe. As part of my role, I have created and implemented an internal style guide to bring a consistent, American English style & grammar to the site.

The purpose of this rewrite was to help standardize the language on the page while also updating the copy to reflect the latest direction the company has taken in terms of messaging.

https://hashnode.com/vs/medium
Content Strategy & Marketing, Hashnode
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