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.
- The Lead Developer - New York, NY - February 21, 2017
- Business Transformation & Operational Excellence World Summit - Orlando, FL - March 21-24, 2017
- Lawyernomics 2017 - Las Vegas - April 20-22, 2017
- Business Rocks - Manchester, UK - May 3-4, 2017
- JAX 2017 - Mainz, Germany - May 8-12, 2017
- The Lead Developer UK - London, UK - June 8-9, 2017
[ - posted on January 20 2017 ]
Apps as a service have gone too far. I'm being asked to subscribe to my OS X window manager now. With two tiers!
I’ve been remiss in posting since I’ve been back in Seattle. Readjusting to life in the states, and adjusting to the new role has kept me busy. I hope to rectify that in the future. I have been lucky enough to be invited to speak several times this winter and spring in the US and … Continue reading "Talks: 1st half 2017"posted on December 29 2016
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