A course on using highly personal cold email to achieve your professional goals.
Hi, I’m Philip Kiely. I work on documentation, technical content, and developer experience at Baseten, an ML inference platform. I published Writing for Software Developers in 2020 and will publish another book before the next Game of Thrones comes out. I graduated from Grinnell College in May 2020 with a degree in computer science. I was a full-time software engineer for 38 nonconsecutive weeks (if you count internships). I am a martial artist and an avid reader.
Hi, I’m Philip Kiely. Day job: I'm a technical writer at Baseten. On the side, I run Philip Kiely & Company, which means that I am many things to many people. Most often, I’m delighting clients with technical content, selling copies of Writing for Software Developers, working on the next big thing, fixing bugs of my own creation, finding and delighting clients, or running payroll through Venmo like a Real Business Person.
I was a full-time software engineer for 38 nonconsecutive weeks (if you count internships). I have written words and code at Gumroad, Markforged, Principal Financial, and CUNA Mutual Group. I graduated from Grinnell College in May 2020 and hold a B.A. with honors in computer science. At Grinnell, I received the Robert N Noyce Senior Student Award and was a Roy Carver Scholar, and I spent a very productive semester at AIT Budapest. I was active in the midwestern Hackathon circuit and several student groups, most notably one involving campus-wide Nerf blaster battles.
You can find me around the internet, especially Twitter, Hacker News, or Indie Hackers. I write essays, tutorials, and notes on my own site and various other publications. You may have heard me on IEEE’s Software Engineering Radio or another show. My professional hobbies include appearing on podcasts and panels, sending cold emails, pretending that I can read a 10-K, and tweeting about business. I also enjoy playing D&D, practicing martial arts (TaeKwonDo, Boxing, currently BJJ, shoutout Groundworks BJJ), and reading whatever is nearby.
Philip Kiely is a technical writer at Baseten and the author of Writing for Software Developers. He runs PK&C, the world's smallest conglomerate. He graduated from Grinnell College in May 2020 with a degree in computer science. Before a stint as Head of Marketing at Gumroad, he began his career writing code for Markforged, Principal Financial, and CUNA Mutual Group. Philip’s professional hobbies include appearing on podcasts and panels, sending cold emails, and tweeting about business. He also plays D&D, practices martial arts, and reads widely.