Hello and welcome.

I’m Brian Phillips, a front end engineer, writer, and investor.

I’ve lived in some fun places.

At twenty-five, my wife and I moved out of small-town Mississippi to Memphis, Tennessee. Later, a new job took us to San Luis Obispo, California, one of America’s happiest cities.

Then, after five years on the West Coast, we drove 3,500 miles in the other direction and now spend our days in New York City.

Life is good.

I’ve worked with some cool people.

I wrote my first line of (Java) code in college and spent the next couple years tinkering in C++ and Ruby. In my first job out of college—working in IT—I picked up JavaScript and learned to love development in the browser. I later worked as a web developer, collaborating with some splendid clients, and recently spent four years managing the front end engineering program at a global wellness company.

In August 2020, I quit my job to take a career break. Since then, I‘ve coded daily, written frequently, and ended most days with hikes and video games.

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I have a blog you might enjoy.

I’ve been a writer for many years. Recently, I’ve written things like a list of 31 life lessons learned in 31 years, a tale of multi-level marketing indoctrination, and some cheeky thoughts on the joy of writing.

I also send out a semi-infrequent newsletter with my latest posts, as well as the occasional list of cool books, video games, and more. It’s a fun time for geeks like me.

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