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Taylor Campbell lives in the woods of Virginia, travels with his family, and builds things with Rails and Javascript. (Check out ProjectPoll!)

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I made a game for Ira's 7th birthday
December 22, 2019

In which I make a game starring my children's favorite made-up story characters, using Code.org's App Lab.

Taking breaks, hacking for fun, driving: Fall 2019
November 01, 2019

Things of note o'er the last couple months...

Card-based Game Maker in React
September 06, 2019

In which Taylor tries to recreate the tool that got him into programming (in like, 1996 👦)

maybe.codes
August 28, 2019

Project idea: First-step code challenges for applicants

ProjectPoll - July updates
July 30, 2019

Summer brings better company admin management and new navigation 🌻

Shape Up (a book from Basecamp)
July 24, 2019

A (free, online) book about how Basecamp does development

Reading and writing and coding (oh my): A summer update
July 19, 2019

It's been a great summer for life, not awesome for business :D

Playing startup
March 11, 2019

In which Taylor play-acts at startups, then starts to grasp the most fundamental piece of startup advice that people have been telling him loudly for eternity 😬.

Writing things down (how to know what to do next)
January 11, 2019

In which Taylor learns the power of writing things down. Or maybe learns a lesson about validating before coding. Or about launching too soon. All of the above, perhaps.

current projects

ProjectPoll
Track team happiness with anonymous surveys.
Sep 2018 - present

experiments & randomness

maybe.codes (landing page)
Simple screening questions for tech job applicants.
Aug 2019
Card-based Game Creator (videos!)
100 cards. 6 buttons. What else could you need? Rebuilding the best game-creation tool of my youth in React. Recording it all (badly).
Sep 2019

old project graveyard

2007 - 2011
My first products 😍.
Coupley
Journaling app for couples.
Web / Ruby on Rails
Storyblue
Plan and write your novel.
Mac/Windows / Adobe Flex
Photographerblue
Marketplace for wedding photographers.
Web / Ruby on Rails
NovelPlanner
Plan and write your novel.
Windows / .NET 2.0