Technically Media: working full-time for myself

Meeting my January professional resolution of working for myself, earlier this month I came on full-time to a company I co-founded: publishing consultancy Technically Media, which is behind technology news Technically Philly.

We also moved into office space as part of my leading for us a major foundation grant research project on open data.

I made the jump for a startup, after leaving homeless advocacy nonprofit Back on My Feet, through which I learned many lessons.

We have a payroll services company, accountant, attorney, and, after my third partner comes on fulltime, we’ll look toward health insurance. I’m surely proud of that.

Today Show (live on the set of the national morning show)

I am not exactly a Today Show kind of guy.

But, in helping to organize getting my boss on air, I took a train to New York yesterday (with time to eat) and, I’ll admit, it was certainly cool watching the hundreds of people shout toward the NBC morning show hosts, including Matt Lauer, who, was, you know, like, just walking around me.

Even if you don’t particularly care about the little guy in the suit, it’s interesting when a couple thousand people around you do.

Shake Shack in Madison Square Park

Today, I beat a rush that came on for the famed Shake Shack in Madison Square Park in lower Manhattan.

Wearing a Phillies hat and reading the latest Village Voice on Coney Island, I devoured a delicious burger with all the fixins, french fries and a vanilla milkshake.

It’s a great use of public space, and I was reminded how much I love eating something delicious with something good to read.

I was in Manhattan for an appearance by my boss on the Today Show.

Eagles Stadium sneak peek

While I had been inside Lincoln Financial Field for Temple University football games — even once seeing it packed for a drubbing by Penn State — I had never seen, or any professional arena, empty before.

Today, while working at the Broad Street Run Expo for Back on My Feet, I snuck out one of the doors to see an entirely empty, peaceful LINC. Cool.