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Hi, my name is Brett van Zuiden.
I am a maker, a hobbyist, and an optimist.
I live in San Francisco.

About

  • Product Manager at IFTTT
  • Founding CEO of Filepicker.io
  • Studied EECS, Math, and Mechanical Engineering at MIT
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Posts

  • Strong Opinions, Weakly Held

    Express your ideas with conviction, but be willing to drop them and adopt better ideas as they come along. The best leaders and organizations are those that are pragmatic. Here at Filepicker.io, we say "Strong Opinions, Weakly Held" – a concise and effective way of encouraging active debate and the meritocracy of ideas.

  • Why Files Exist

    Many conversations about the future of computing revolve around the eventual fate of the “File.” After all, most tablets and phones don’t show the user anything that resembles a file, only Apps that contain their own content, tucked away inside their own opaque storage structure.

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