I’m the Founder & CEO of TruStory. We’re building a social network where experts debate the authenticity of claims people make online.
I’m a self-taught engineer turned entrepreneur.
A little bit about my journey below:
I was once a banker at Goldman Sachs and investor at Andreessen Horowitz.
But then one day I got obsessed with coding and decided to teach myself how to code in 3 months. I was hooked and never looked back.
Yeah, so, you see, I have an obsessive personality. All or nothing is my motto. After all, life is short and we have a very limited time to do all the things we want do in life. So what’s the point of doing something if I don’t do it with all my heart and passion, right?
So, as I was saying, I got obsessed with coding. Learning to code was the best decision I made in my life. It was the first time I fell in love with “work”. I can’t say I was an amazing programmer. Not even close. In fact, I got a lot of rejections from companies like Google and Airbnb and lots more. I eventually landed a job at Coinbase as a software engineer.
Many people have asked me why I would turn away an amazing career to go learn to code. They told me it was the wrong thing to do. It didn’t align with a typical career path. Honestly, I’m glad I didn’t listen to these people because learning to code was 100% worth it. It gave me access to an underworld I was dying to have access to. It gave me the ability to finally learn how things work at a fundamental level, down to the bytes. I no longer felt debilitated by not being able to understand how things worked.
In short, learning to code gave me the freedom to learn, explore and truly understand. It’s a superpower that I wholeheartedly cherish.
I spend all my time building my company, TruStory, and don’t code day to day anymore.
So what exactly do I do?
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I’m running out of steam talking about myself. I’ll get back to this later to fill in the details. 🤟