Nate
Makes
Apps
Fast

Nate
Makes
Apps
Fast

Nate Makes Apps Fast

I make Ruby apps faster -
across the entire stack.

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I'm the proprietor of Speedshop, a Ruby on Rails performance consultancy. I'm a contributor to several open source projects, such as Puma and Ruby on Rails.

I appeared on Shark Tank, ABC's primetime entrepreneurship show, when I was nineteen.

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Do better, not best - transitioning to a growth mindset

On how setting goals like 'run a marathon' or 'write 1000 words per day' hurt me more than helped, and what I'm doing now instead.

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2019 Year in Review

Here's what I did in 2019: my business doubled, made new friends, stretched myself and picked up some new habits.

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On the packaging of ideas

The meta-content of an idea and how it is presented can have a big impact on how persuasive our ideas are to our intended audience

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What does it mean to be a open-source project maintainer?

What does it actually mean to be a maintainer? Can you be a maintainer without commit privileges, and does having commit privileges automatically make you a maintainer?

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I'm Glad I Failed In Front of Millions on Shark Tank

I appeared on Shark Tank, the American adaptation of the business-themed reality television show Dragon's Den, when I was 19. I've spent almost 10 years dealing with that experience and my perceptions of my own failure. Now, though, I'm glad I failed.

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How To Get A Computer Science Degree in a Warzone

An appeal to any Canadian readers or friends of mine to help one of our own: a young computer programmer fleeing the Syrian Civil War.

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How I Made $200,858.50 Self-Publishing a Book About Ruby on Rails

A step-by-step walkthrough of how I made a nearly-full-time income from my Ruby on Rails course in 2016, and how it radically transformed my freelancing career.

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