Persistent Folders: Or, why ideas don’t matter, and execution does

I’ll start off this post with a somewhat controversial claim: I invented Dropbox. I’ll show why this claim doesn’t matter later, but for now, I’ll assure you that it’s true. How many of you out there use Dropbox? If you don’t, you should — it’s an excellent tool. In its free version, it provides you … Continue reading Persistent Folders: Or, why ideas don’t matter, and execution does

Chase’s completely insecure and broken “secure” document exchange system (aka securedx, secure-dx)

A few days ago, I got a call from my girlfriend, Olivia. I was so deep in working on my startup, Parse.ly, that I hadn’t checked my bank account statements in several weeks. We just went into private beta last Thursday, after DreamIt Demo Day. She noticed some suspicious charges, and so I looked into … Continue reading Chase’s completely insecure and broken “secure” document exchange system (aka securedx, secure-dx)

About Me

This is Andrew Montalenti’s personal site for code, essays, and ideas. Andrew is the current Chief Product Officer (and founding CTO) of Parse.ly. He’s a long-time Pythonista, as well as a founder of startups and other projects. He codes primarily in Python, JavaScript, Clojure, and C. Andrew is also an engineering manager who has been … Continue reading About Me