Taylor Edmiston

Cincinnati, Ohio

Entrepreneur, early adopter, and software engineer experienced in startups.

Photographer · Pythonista · Minimalist

My technical interests include creating product features, developing APIs, and designing backend architecture. I especially value craftsmanship, elegance, and code quality.

I enjoy going on adventures, and the travel and culture industries are exciting to me. I also appreciate projects that improve the accessibility of knowledge.

A few of my recent favorite startups are: Airbnb, Crema.co, Pinboard, VSCO, and Work Hard Anywhere.



Queen City Brunch

Making the world a better place through brunch discovery



My photography portfolio from home and across the world


Sandpaper UX

A microblog about creating better app experiences



A place to accumulate knowledge from what I'm reading



A collection of brew guides for the AeroPress coffee maker


Recent Events

Writing & Talks

Open Source

I share some projects on GitHub and smaller ideas on Gist.

I've made small corrections to docs and/or sample code in leading repos, for example, the official Instagram client for Python, the most popular Twitter client for Python, Heroku's Flask config integration, and a one-liner in Django.

I value open source and the opportunities it creates for startups today. I'd like to contribute more in the future.



What I'm reading lately.

  • Algorithms to Live By by Brian Christian, Tom Griffiths What happens when we apply algorithmic thinking of computer science to problems in real life? Recommended by Trevor Blackwell via Y Combinator's Summer Reading List.
  • Food Photography by Corinna Gissemann Exactly what it sounds like (shamelessly). Focuses on ideas like framing and cropping food in unique ways and exploring lighting techniques.
  • Vagabonding by Rolf Potts Advice and recommendations for traveling the world. Vagabonding is like a meta travel guidebook, mostly focused on international exploration mixed with a bit of philosophy.


What I'm listening to lately.

Open Everybody Looking in Spotify

Everybody Looking

Gucci Mane

Open There's Alot Going On in Spotify

There's Alot Going On

Vic Mensa

Open Don't Let Me Down (Remixes) in Spotify

Don't Let Me Down (Remixes)

The Chainsmokers

Click to open in Spotify.


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