Paul Capestany

Vegan ex-neuroscientist turned techie. Obsessive optimizer.

On the Hill

21 May 2012

I recently had the chance to meet with various senators, congress members, and the United States’ Chief Technology Officer to be a part of discussions surrounding the increasingly hot topic of privacy vis-à-vis technology, and more specifically—mobile apps. The great folks at the Association for Competitive Technology (ACT) had reached out to me after seeing what I was working on to ask if I’d join them on Capitol Hill. Their blog post summarizes the thrust of what we were there for nicely.

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Goodbye Baltimore. Hello San Francisco.

25 Jun 2011

I came to Baltimore 10 years ago to study neuroscience at Johns Hopkins. It was only shortly after graduating that I started to realize just how slow the pace of academic research was—between waiting for experiments in the lab I began craving to work on something that was faster-paced, yet still had the potential to make a big impact. Eventually I decided to do a 180° and threw myself into the tech world, founding a web startup with a professor and a college buddy who’d also stayed in Charm City.

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