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Writing for Software Developers

Writing for Software Developers

A complete guide to creating technical content.

Cold Email for Interesting People

Cold Email for Interesting People

A multimedia course on how to incite opportunity.

Who Pays Technical Writers?

Who Pays Technical Writers?

A curated collection of active publishers, publications, and agencies that pay fair rates for high-quality technical content.



Bio

Hi, I’m Philip Kiely. I’m the author of Writing for Software Developers and run PK&C, the world's smallest conglomerate. 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. 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, and reading whatever is nearby.

Philip Kiely is the author of Writing for Software Developers and 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.