Hey, I'm Kurt.

I'm a formerly incarcerated tech leader, engineer, teacher, and developer-led growth specialist.

If you only read one post, you should read this one.

The Developer Advocate's Guides


Business Insider Article

I had the privilege of sharing my story of incarceration and breaking into tech with Kylie Robison, a journalist for Business Insider focused on developers and their communities, tools, startups, and more.

This former felon has a successful career in tech with stints at Amazon and hot startups — and he wants to teach other ex-cons how to do it too
You Got This Conf

I gave a talk for YouGotThis Conf podcast where I share my methodology for asking for things.

As a part of the Developer Relations industry, Kurt constantly collaborates with people and stresses on having a system to get consistent results when asking folks for things.
#AntiracistEconomist Podcast

I had the honor of being a guest on Kim Crayton's podcast where we discussed white privilege, the prison industrial complex, and the issues of mediocre white men in tech.

Tech is Not Neutral, Nor is it Apolitical Intention without Strategy is Chaos Lack of Inclusion is a Risk/Crisis Management Issue ….and lastly and most importantly Prioritize the Most Vulnerable
Learn with Jason x freeCodeCamp Interview

I spoke with long time friend Jason Lengstorf about my journey into tech. The main focus was on applying skills gained from other professions to the tech industry.