Currently, Harper Reed serves as the Director of Software Development for PayPal, but he is likely best known for his work on the 2012 Obama presidential campaign. During President Obama’s re-election campaign, Reed led the tech-team with an innovative approach: culling some of the tech-world’s best talent to build and manage the online platform, Narwhal, rather than hiring from within the political realm.
As someone who doesn’t hesitate to embrace new technologies (or new TLDs!), we’re excited for Reed to join the dotblogger crew with harper.blog. Here you can find more about his latest adventures, whether that’s the last book he’s read or his most recent project in the technology world.
Michele Neylon is one of those people you’d love to have on your team. In this case, we all benefit from Neylon’s extensive web hosting and domain name experience as founder and managing director of Blacknight Internet Solutions Ltd, an Irish domain registrar and hosting company. In addition to his work at Blacknight, he runs several websites and is an avid blogger, having received multiple blogging awards.
One the best-known people in the domain industry, Neylon has never shied away from advocating for a better internet. He has sat on the EUrid Registrar Advisory Board, was chair of the Registrar Stakeholder’s Group at ICANN (the governing body of the internet), and has recently been elected to ICANN’s Generic Names Supporting Organization. It’s easy to see why we’re excited to have him on our team with michele.blog.
Created in 2008 by Jeff Atwood and Joel Spolsky, Stack Overflow is an online community of programmers dedicated to sharing knowledge. For new and experienced developers alike, the format of Stack Overflow allows community members to ask questions, and provide answers, in a straightforward, crowd-sourced method.
For the tech-curious, stackoverflow.blog offers an insider look at the workings of the company. From how to recruit to tips on becoming a better developer, take a peek under the hood of Stack Overflow through their brand new .blog domain.
Since 2000, Domain.com has been offering affordable, quality services in the domain name, hosting, and marketing industry. From their home base in Vancouver, Washington, the Domain.com team offers a wide-range of services, varying from web hosting to marketing services, SSL certificates to web design. The goal? Provide top-notch, yet accessible services to allow anyone to easily build their online web presence.
Their site, domain.blog, is a natural extension of this mission. One of the first user of the .blog TLD, Domain.com’s adoption of the new gTLD offerings serves as an example to their customers. Between how-to articles to make the most of your web presence and educational awareness, domain.blog is a perfect resource and online community for all levels.
Entrepreneurship requires visionaries. It also requires those who are willing to believe in those visionaries, even before anyone else does. True Ventures is a San Francisco/Palo Alto-based venture firm that specializes in investing in start-up companies in their earliest stages. It’s safe to say their strategy works, with companies like Automattic, the parent company of Knock Knock WHOIS There and WordPress.com, FitBit, and Peloton under their belt.
The True Ventures blog at true.blog showcases the latest news in the investor community, as well as highlights from the various projects and businesses they support. Part of the company’s mission is the “democratization of innovation as a powerful force for global good” and their blog is a great way to observe their progress in this effort.
Having been called a protoblogger and the forefather of blogging, Dave Winer is one of the most influential and innovative figures in technology. In the mid-1990’s, he started DaveNet, a stream-of-consciousness newsletter, which was followed by his website, Scripting News.
Through Scripting News, Winer shared his experiences with developing software during the internet boom and, subsequently, formed one of the first online weblogs. With that kind of background, it’s no wonder that Winer was named one of the “Top Ten Technology Innovators” by InfoWorld in 2002.
Have you ever thought about ditching your 9-to-5 to travel full-time? The Snowmads, Jason and Kristin Snow, did just that. On a whim, they bought, and renovated, a 1965 Airstream trailer, prompting them to transition to a full-time digital nomad lifestyle. Both of the Snows work as Happiness Engineers at WordPress.com, which allows them to work from anywhere in the world, any time.
They document their travels, experiences, and the challenges of life on the road at snowmads.blog. If beautiful travel photos and a minimalist lifestyle — paired with a couple of canine companions — piques your interest, the Snowmads will be your new favorite bloggers to travel with vicariously.
Nicola Mustone is a Bucharest-based WooCommerce support engineer. He’s been developing and customizing WordPress sites for the past five years, and has been a member of the WooCommerce team since 2015.
On nicola.blog, Mustone shares his WordPress and WooCommerce in his distinctly approachable and amiable style. Whether you’re looking to up your coding chops to enhance your site or are just getting started with building your own online store, you’ll find nicola.blog to be a first stop shop for all tips you need.
Our first sports member of the .blog Founders family, saopaulo.blog is a news resource and community for fans of the São Paulo Futebol Clube.
First founded in 1930, the SPFC is one of the most successful soccer teams in Brazil, having won multiple international titles and more than 30 national titles. Of the 28 million SPFC supporters, we’re proud to have them stay up-to-date on the latest happenings via the saopaulo.blog.
Luca Sartoni is a Vienna-based growth engineer, photographer, and blogger. Officially, he is known as the Protector of Asynchronicity at Automattic, the parent company of WordPress.com. In his role at Automattic, he uses data-driven approaches to help the company grow and improve, to the benefit of his coworkers and the WordPress.com community alike.
On luca.blog, Sartoni shares his expertise on new technology, alongside perspectives on growth strategies for business and new information he picks up in his traveling and speaking engagements.