Author Archives: Finn Smith

About Finn Smith

Oregon... some places.... SF. Working in education, technology, and social impact (or some combination of the three).

First add-on published

My first Google sheets add-on is published! To be totally honest, I made it mainly to see what was involved. I really like the work that Andrew Stillman has been doing with New Visions for Public Schools, including Doctopus and formMule, and … Continue reading

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Startup Weekend Immigration

I attended (but didn’t participate in) another Startup Weekend this week. This one was focused on immigration. I didn’t really have time to work on this – already had previous commitments. I just stopped by on Friday and Sunday to catch … Continue reading

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Switching to Squarespace

When I started this blog, I tried out Squarespace and found its UI kind of annoying. It felt like I was spending too much time learning how to use Squarespace, rather than simply editing HTML and CSS directly. Recently I’ve

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New Favorite App: HelloTalk

I don’t know why I wasn’t using this app before – it’s awesome! I heard about it through a friend who is developing his own language-learning app. Here it is on the Play store and iTunes. If you’ve read this blog

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Cool things I’m thinking about

I’ve been away for a while because things have been pretty busy at Educents. We recently finished our seed round and we’ve been growing really quickly. It’s been an awesome experience being part of a successful startup that is focused on … Continue reading

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Bleg: What’s your favorite educational product?

I’m working for a great edtech company and looking for recommendations on educational products we can promote! Continue reading

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“It’s complicated.” — Bourdain in Iran

Under the bridge. Isfahan. Where men gather to spontaneously sing. #Iran pic.twitter.com/SYUjoTeWhG — Anthony Bourdain (@Bourdain) November 2, 2014 Many thanks to the Persian acquaintance who tipped me off to the latest episode of Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown show. This … Continue reading

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