I’m Ethan, and I’m currently working on Coder Intros. In the past, I’ve been the CTO or VP Engineering at Independent Journal Review, Bold (co-founder), America Rising, Clear (co-founder), Right to Rise PAC, Hipster (co-founder), and Honest.
I’ve been coding for as long as I can remember, but before I became serious about it, I spent several years in New York City and Los Angeles taking acting and improv classes, working as a body double or an extra, and waiting tables and working at Radio Shack. I dropped out of college 3 times, changed my major 4 times, and didn’t graduate until I was 25. But you know, a lot of people go to college for 7 years.
I was infamously fired from a Presidential campaign because, years ago, I tweeted some jokes that weren’t campaign-appropriate and said some things on my radio show that lacked a certain finesse. I apologized profusely and was thoroughly embarrassed, and even made an app that would prevent my situation from happening to others.
But you know what? Looking back on it, some of my jokes were pretty funny (some were sorely unfunny), and the awful terms that were used to describe me – misogynist, racist, bigot, etc. – were/are so incredibly inaccurate, that I wish I would have stuck up for myself more at the time. Oh well.