Welcome to my little corner of the web. Here I try to blog about some topics that I care about: technology, travel, food + wine, and photography.
I’ve spent the past 10+ years working at startups of various sizes and most recently I worked at Twitter where I was an early employee and ran the Twitter Platform for four years.
I’m lucky to be married to an amazing woman named Devon. You can find her on Twitter as @devon.
Previous to Twitter, I worked with a great team over at Skyhook Wireless in Boston where we pioneered WiFi and cell tower location services. My focus was on bringing GPS-like location to laptops and the web, and eventually created the standard that became the W3C Geolocation API.
I grew up in Michigan, in the suburbs outside of Detroit. Most of my early life was consumed by playing ice hockey. I eventually got the opportunity to play hockey in college at Babson College, but dropped out after a year to pursue the startup life.
Outside of work, Devon and I are avid travelers who love to see all the amazingly unique things the world has to offer. We’re always looking for something off the beaten path and love sharing what we find. I plan to blog about the great places, chefs, winemakers and creators we find locally and abroad.
Weird fact about me was that I once participated in a Red Bull Crashed Ice event in Quebec City. Red Bull builds a downhill ice course through a city, including moguls, jumps, turns, stairs, and more that you skate down in full hockey equipment. By far the craziest and most fun thing I’ve ever done.
Here are some other links of where you can find me
- @rsarver – as you would expect, I use Twitter
- Alta Restaurant – I’m working with Daniel Patterson and some friends to open a new restaurant and bar in San Francisco. You can find us on Twitter at @AltaCAsf
- Flickr – I’ve used Flickr for a long time and use it as the place to post photo albums from events, travels, etc.
- Foursquare – I’ve also been a long time Foursquare user and try to maintain lists of all the great places we find. Some of my more popular lists are: