Devin Reams wearing a teal shirt in front of a teal sign that says 'trouble'

Howdy! I’m Devin. I’m sensibly impulsive, consistently non-committal, and passionately impartial. I’m a technologist living in Denver, Colorado.

Do you hate driving?

I hate driving… in rush hour traffic. I’ve toyed with leaving early, leaving late–to no avail. Unless you’re an hour and a half ahead of the pack you won’t get anywhere in Denver. My 50 mile drive turned into an 90 minute sit-and-stare fest. That’s one reason I just leased a new car.

Community Next Platform

The premier event on social network Platforms and APIs is here. Over 300 entrepreneurs, developers, and marketers unite for a 2-day deep dive featuring dozens of speakers and developers, from October 5-6th. Special guests include developers of top 100 Facebook applications they are flying in from all over the country. Click here to get the details (and the discount).

Keeping in touch isn’t easy

Keeping in touch isn’t easy sometimes. These days with hundreds of Facebook, MySpace, and Linkedin friends it can be overwhelming and even paralyzing to try and be a good friend to everyone. I’m sure we all have our close groups of friends: the ones we go out with, call occasionally, see on the weekends. But what about everyone else? I have my own method of keeping in touch…

Nordstrom got it right

Nordstrom got it right tonight when I brought in a pair of pants to be altered. I had bought the pair across the street at Nordstrom Rack and the guy told me they usually charge for the alteration. No worries! But, once the measurements were taken he said ‘hey, no charge’. So, I walked from Men’s Clothing to Men’s shoes and spent a few bucks.

On Being Social

In the last few months I’ve become close friends with some people very quickly. At first it seems odd that you can connect so quickly and be so comfortable with people; I’ve learned the trick! Become well versed in the following: sports, music, and movies (not TV shows, there are just too many). You can always start a (recent, topical) conversation and carry it into other interests.

I survived the quake

I survived the quake in LA last night. I was lying in bed and around 1:00am I took off my headphones; something weird happened to my bed. I couldn’t explain it but I remember my room making a loud creak and pop a few minutes later. Fun!

One of the best companies…

I sit here debating whether or not to publish this post; I’ve never been keen on writing about my employers. But, I have a really good point I want to make: employers need to take care of Gen Y. Why? Because we’ll take care of you, too. My employer is one of the best companies to work for.

I love brevity

I tend to write more ‘asides’ (they’re the pink ones on here) than ‘articles’. I like concise writing but it takes more thought. I know people who write long-winded paragraphs and essays in email, blogs, 9rules notes, and comments. Do your readers (message receivers) a favor: the more to the point, the better responses you’ll get. I’m personally starting with this policy: Can’t you be more brief?

Happy iCal Day!

Happy iCal Day! If you use a Mac and have iCal in the tray you’ll notice the icon always shows July 17th. Well, for once it’s right! I find this especially humorous because I’ve started using my Mac as my primary computer (I’m going to be out of town for 3 weeks, I need to carry my life in my backpack).

Community Next Rundown

I had a blast last weekend in San Francisco. My buddy Noah (and Adam) hosted the second Community Next conference. Luckily I was invited. I’ve put some photos online and my quick thoughts are found below.