Curiosity. Craftsmanship. Friendship. That’s what drives us.
The retaining wall in my backyard. Those bricks were no joke. I also built this (the only digital thing I've ever built that my mom truly gets).
Kula Project for 2 reasons. 1) They work in one of my favorite places (Rwanda) and 2) they teach economic empowerment through entrepreneurship, which I think is a really novel and sustainable approach to eradicating poverty.
Amigos for Christ, literally on the ground in Nicaragua, partnering with locals, to build up the economy and quality of life. I love the bottom up, on-the-ground strategy for improving the quality of life in Nicaragua. I’ve visited them before at their home base in Chinandega, and the folks I met were down to earth, positive, and genuinely good people. "We work shoulder-to-shoulder with Nicaraguan neighbors to bring clean water, healthcare, education, and economic opportunity to rural communities in need”
My woodworking projects: free standing bar, fish tank stand and floating bed w/ headboard attached nightstands.
Project Healing Waters - This is a fly fishing charity that helps wounded veterans rehabilitate. My father helped run the Atlanta chapter and fly fishing has always been a part of my life, but also military service has always been something I admire and respect.
A new AI virtual breedable pet on the Second Life platform.
Wounded Warrior Project - I think I may have been a soldier in my past life. Ever since I was a child I've always connected with anything and everything involving the military. If I see a veteran in public, I always go out of my way to shake their hand and thank them for their service. Past or present, the men and women of the armed forces will always hold a special place in my heart.
I bought a new PC where I hand picked the parts. I also installed the OS and the software by myself.
A charity that involves agriculture and local farmers is close to my heart since my father is a farmer. I read about a charity that helped poor farmers with their problem with water. They were taught permaculture. This provided them with a steady water supply for their crops and drinking water. With the improved water supply they were able to have more options on what crops they can plant and also they now have a longer planting season.
Gerald isn't a real person. Back in 2017, we created a bot to track our weekly company stand-ups. Lacking a good name for this crucial fortune teller of "who is doing what", we landed on 'Gerald'. Since then, he's taken on a life of his own in the bowels of Standard Co's technical library. So much so, that we decided to include him on our team page. Welcome aboard Gerald!
A human being -- my adorable, brilliant son.
The Conscious Kid - As a lifelong bookworm, I love supporting this organization, which helps families & educators take action to disrupt racism, inequity and bias.
Tinkering, playing, and creating are in our DNA. We came up as a company of experimenters and that consistent thread will never go away.
We love the art of building something. Whether it's a bot or a continent-wide data platform, the journey is as rewarding as the result to us.
We work with people we like. That's it. That's the core value.