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Hi, I am Jesse Orndorff
A entrepreneur and technologist based in South East Asia.
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I’ve been researching, designing, and building technology for 15 years.
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Technology is changing our lives, for both the good and the bad. I am here to help encourage us to find a better way to use technology. From the behaviors we tech our children, to the issues that technology is causing in our societies, my aim is to provide resources that will empower you. Every week I send out a summary of interesting and empowering content about technology and our lives.

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Redeeming Technology

I’ve spent a long time advocating for the use of technology in developing countries. I’ve always believed that when used appropriately technology can be a game changer for solving complex issues. Unfortunately, I’ve seen a lot of projects, those with the best intentions, fail horribly due to a lack of understanding about how people use technology. And upon reflecting on my own...

Leaving Development Innovations

Today is my last day as the Innovation Program Manager at Development Innovations. After two years of working on USAID’s Development Innovations project, I’m happy to announce that I’m headed back to the company I founded seven years ago. It’s been an amazing two years, and I’ve grown a lot as a person, a manager, a husband, and a father. After taking a few months with my wife to figure out...

IPad For Work?

I waited in line for the original iPad. I thought the iPad would change how I worked. At the time I was just starting my design career at an agency in Seattle. I had imagined all the amazing ways an iPad could help me become a better designer. From quickly being able to markup a screenshot, to drag and drop wireframes, I was convinced that this was the device that would change everything for me. ...

Revenue Projections

I never really ran the hard numbers. Once I get an idea in my head, often my first step is to start building it. Code first, think of the business model later.  I’ve learned that starting to test the idea with people first is the key to any good project. But testing with users doesn’t give us revenue projections, it doesn’t give us churn rates, or burndown rates.  It...

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