I don’t ever anticipate this will be an exhaustive list, but I’d like an area where I can collect my thoughts and sort of begin to compile little pieces of personal history.
One of my favorite things that I’ve gotten to do at &yet is write bios for people. I find the process of getting to know someone and understanding their strengths to be one of the most enjoyable things in life. We’ve gone through a lot of different bios on the &yet site, and many of the ones there now were written by other folks. So I like the idea of essentially having a canonical location for me to write about some of the people I’ve collaborated with.
If you’re reading this, there’s a good chacne we’ve collaborated in one way or another. I want to apologize in advance that this lise of people cannot possibly be complete, as I’m sure you can understand.
I’m also eager to do a better job refecting on what I’ve learned from various projects that I’ve led or been involved with in the past. I think if I start the process of writing and reflecting about these things, I’ll begin to pull out a lot of useful information—and, henceforth, I will always have a place to share this.
The one other reason I’m doing this is that I’d like to have a place where I can point people to details about a specific project that I’m working on and work to have reasonably up-to-date information about it, including whether I am currently working on it, and to wwhat degree.
I often work on projects on-and-off over the course of years and I want to be able to demonstrate my commitment to speciic ideas and efforts, show how people who want to be involved might help, and have a good way to be honest with myself and others about my limited capacity and availability.
My intent with this effort is to start by stubbing out pages, then continuing to add more and more information over time. I’m also open-sourcing this site’s content on GitHub, which will allow people listed or who have been involved in projects to suggest edits.
For the sake of having some way of dating posts, I’m going to just organize them by the approximate date I began working on the project or with the person. I’m going to work on adding a “last modified” date as well.
By the way, if you start doing something like this, I’d love to hear about it and see your approach.