Bill Harding
Member since November 2018
About Me

Amplenote CEO, GitClear CEO, CEO. Not a great business guy compared to "real" CEOs. Moreso, an earnest striver that finds life purpose in programming cool stuff alongside my best friend. Alloy's products solve our real-world problems, and they seem to solve a lot of other people's problems too. I can't imagine a more satisfying place to be.

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Desired Collaborations

We've generated $100-200k+ for influencers that help us relate Amplenote's strengths from their personal perspective.

If you have a 50k+ Twitter/X following, or 50k+ YT subscribers, and you/your audience gets happier by improving how well their time is allocated (i.e., to better align with long-term goals), drop me a line?

The "catch" is that we strongly prefer to work with influencers who actually use AN on a day-to-day basis. Catch is in quotes cuz duh you should be using AN anyway if you have lots of tasks & care about bending your time toward working on the most relevant+important ones.

Total Notes And Tasks

8,000 notes, 6,000 tasks 😰

Productivity Tactics

1. Work on projects like Amplenote and GitClear that are intrinsically fascinating since they solve pain points in my daily life
2. Long gestation period between idea origination and accumulation of Task Score lets me dismiss most ideas before I bother to work on them
3. Envision the world in which the project is complete, and experience (in my mind's eye) how much more I like that world vs. this one
3.5. When there's only a little time to get something done, do the reddest item there is time for (red tasks often procrastinated cuz of context switching cost, but that's not so applicable when you're already between tasks)

Long Term Goals Completed

1. Not completed, but: my #1 long-term goal from past 14 years has been to create tools that afford leverage to users. Feels like we hit our stride on this one since launching Amplenote!
2. Created a software dev metric ("Diff Delta") to help myself calibrate the efficacy of my dev efforts
3. Completed four annual marathons before pandemic put the kabosh on that goal

World Class

According to data scraped from Github, I've been above the 99th percentile of programmer activity (commit count) since we started Alloy in 2019. More importantly, it doesn't feel like work, it feels like fun. Being CEO/Manager def feels like work, but still worth it for getting to choose such delightful coworkers.

Favorite City

Seattle and Panajachel

Favorite Quote

"Incremental peer iteration is how great things get made" --Lucian Ruscanu

How Best To Contact Me

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