There are many Kevin Goldsmiths in the world. I'm the one in the software industry. Or, at least, the oldest one in the software industry. Or, at the very least, the one to think of registering the domain name first.
Currently, I am the Chief Technical Officer at Avvo in Seattle, Washington. Previously, I was at Spotify, Adobe, Microsoft and various other places. I have also run the various elements of Unit Circle Media for over 20 years. Nothing on these pages represents the views of any of those companies, unless I explicitly state otherwise. I also record and perform as Intonarumori and Answers to April.
I blog mainly at Puppies, Flowers, Rainbows and Kittens.
Thanks for eye and ear-balling my stuff.
- Starbucks Innovation Expo - Seattle, WA - November 10, 2016
- O'Reilly Software Architecture Conference - San Francisco, CA - November 13-16, 2016
- The Lead Developer - New York, NY - February 21, 2017
- Business Transformation & Operational Excellence World Summit - Orlando, FL - March 21-24, 2017
[ - posted on October 26 2016 ]
@mr_totte Your legacy! Nice work @protocol7! https://t.co/YFk0gGX51M
[ - posted on October 25 2016 ]
Attended the @adaacademy open house tonight. Really impressed with the students I met!
[ - posted on October 25 2016 ]
@mr_totte @GooglePlay Our Android lead will write something up and I'll send it along. Mostly positive. We dug the automated pre-launch test
Fail Safe, Fail Smart, Succeed It was great speaking in Seattle once again. This is an updated version of my earlier talk on failure. Failure is critical to innovation. So if you need to fail to innovate, how can you fail in a safe way?posted on September 16 2016
Why Apple Music Is So Bad When the iPhone Is So Good On April 28, 2003, Apple launched the iTunes Music Store, saving the music industry from the scourge of piracy while creating a large and steady source of… http://www.newyorker.com/business/currency/why-apple-music-is-so-bad-when-the-iphone-is-so-good Scaling Lean — Lean Startup Co. Blog — Medium Scaling Lean Written by Jennifer Maerz … Continue reading "Articles I’ve liked recently (stuff I’ve been reading lately #3)"posted on June 23 2016
These are my slides from the talks I gave at infoShare in GDansk and to ao.com and Think Money in Manchester. The talk in Poland was a shortened version of this content. This is a sort of mega-mix of many of my previous talks. This talk ends up presenting a bit more of a coherent … Continue reading "How Spotify Builds Products – my slides from May 2016 talks"posted on June 5 2016
that this blog is almost 12 years old now. I started it during the election season where George Bush was re-elected. It let me get out my frustration around the shambles that I felt the US was descending into. Since Barack Obama was elected, I haven’t felt much need to be publicly political. These days, … Continue reading "Just realized"posted on June 4 2016
Today is my third anniversary at Spotify. It has been an amazing adventure and a time that I will treasure, but it is time for me to move on. Why does someone leave a job? When I talk about this with people I’m mentoring, we’ll talk about a bad manager, a lack of challenge or … Continue reading "Leaving Spotify"posted on May 20 2016