My name is Peter Coles, I graduated with a
degree in Computer Science from MIT in 2007, and moved to NYC
to work at a machine-learning, consumer-facing startup called
Hunch. In November 2011 Hunch was acquired by eBay, and we
opened up their New York office where I was the dev manager of
the homepage team, overseeing a large reimagining of the
homepage experience and expansion to international domains. I
then joined the wearable jewelry startup, Ringly, to launch
the initial pre-order campaign and then to run the software
After Ringly, I spent some time coding, hacking, and becoming part of the wonderful Recurse Center community. I then worked on my GoFullPage Chrome extension (aka Full Page Screen Capture), which included building out a customer support integration (and responding to thousands of tickets!), leading to tons of improvements, and then to build out premium editing and annotation features along with a fresh new website as the homebase: gofullpage.com.
More recently, I have been building a new company with Taylor Pemberton called Superset. We provide workflow software for professional health and fitness coaches. There are over 900,000 coaches who cobble together spreadsheets, payments, CRM, and other applications to run their business, collectively earning $40bn/year. Superset simplifies all of this and we’re continuing to onboard and work with coaches to improve the product!
This blog covers mostly technical topics related to web development—some as tutorials and some as random or goofy side projects—and it has a spattering of other material too. Enjoy a song below that has been randomly selected just for you!