Matt Haughey has been running Metafilter for the last 14 years, so he knows a thing or two about web communities. Fresh from the Webstock stage, where he gave an hilarious account of what it’s like turning 40 in Silicon Valley, Matt was nice enough to chat with me about life, cats, and what it’s really like at the Googleplex.
Matthew Haughey is a programmer, web designer, and blogger. He is the founder of MetaFilter, the PVRblog, and Fuelly, and is the publisher of the long-running weblog A Whole Lotta Nothing.
Dan and Matt discuss the MetaFilter community, controlling a website’s growth, starting up a business without taking investment, the recent PVRblog sale, the personal life (or lack thereof) of a developer and community builder, blogging about your personal life, and more.
SitePoint Podcast #119: Online Community Roundtable with Matthew Haughey Sarah Hawk and Venessa Paech » SitePoint
Episode 119 of The SitePoint Podcast is now available! This week the panel is made up of regular host Patrick O’Keefe (@iFroggy) with guests Venessa Paech (@venessapaech), Sarah Hawk (@ilovethehawk) and Matt Haughey (@mathowie). The panel discuss the profession of Online Community, how it’s grown in importance and profile, and what it means to today’s Web.
For every revolutionary idea in Silicon Valley, there are a lot more flops. But many tech entrepreneurs and investors say failure is accepted, even welcomed, as a guide for future success.