Taylor Edmiston

I'm a founder, early adopter, and software engineer experienced in startups.

My technical interests include creating products, design, architecture, and developing APIs. I value craftsmanship and like to build things that simplify people's lives.

A few of my hobbies are: photography, collecting sneakers, and traveling the world. So far I've visited four continents and nine countries.

I also drink a lot of coffee and read a lot of books.

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



Edmiston Software LLC

I created a small company to do contracted software development and technology work for startups and entrepreneurs



A collection of brew guides for the AeroPress coffee maker



A place to accumulate knowledge from what I'm reading


Sandpaper UX

A microblog about creating better app experiences



My photography portfolio from home and across the world


Queen City Brunch

Making the world a better place through brunch discovery


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.

  • Risk/Reward by Anne Kreamer A book about embracing risk and how it applies to your career.
  • 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.
  • Milk Bar Life by Christina Tosi A lowbrow spinoff cookbook of simple meals from the creator of Momofuku Milk Bar in New York. The Washington Post wrote a nice review of it.


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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