Chip Kennedy

Chip Kennedy

Product Builder | Software Engineer | Entrepreneur | Technologist

Hi there, I'm Chip. I build things at the intersection of technology and community. I think tech products and data will make us all better, but we've got work to do to push them in the right direction. I'm a specialist in:

Product + Project Management

Managing and hiring technical teams, user research, brand and product sprints, technical workflows, agile development

Web Products + Platforms

Software and web engineering, mobile-first development, no-code products, test-driven development

Product Data + Analytics

Platform analytics implementation, user data analysis, big data research

Get in Touch

βœ‰οΈ chip@codesleep.run

πŸ”— linkedin

πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’» @chippy-kennedy

🐦 twitter

Stories + Guides

A product-building guide for startup founders

Published: February, 2021

Projects + Engagements

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Tastemakers Africa

CTO | Product Architecture, Project Management, Software Engineering, Data Science

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Represent

Project | Software Engineering, Data Science, Congressional Research, Product Architecture

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GoodWerk

Client Project | Product Architecture, Web Development, Social Community Engagement

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Collectively

Founder, Director of Studio | Team Management, Product Architecture, Community Engagement

Startup Product Studio

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VentureOut

Client Project | Web Development, Startup Mentoring, Project Management

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The AgTech-X Digital Community

Client Project | Project Management, Brand Consulting, Community Engagement

Media + Interviews

Resume

β†’ chief technology officer @ Tastemakers Africa 🌍

β†’ partner nyc open data week 2018 πŸ“ˆ

β†’ former founder and director of studio @ Collectively πŸš€

β†’ former lead software engineer @ Referrio πŸ“

β†’ B.S. computer science @ Case Western Reserve University πŸŽ“

β†’ former software engineer @ Lean Dog 🐢

About Me

I've spent 7+ years as a product builder, software engineer, and entrepreneur with a passion of helping startups grow at the intersection of ideas, community, and democracy. I love building products and working with data that helps bring people together.

I had the honor of founding and running a startup studio, Collectively, alongside some of the most talented product designers and software engineers I've ever known. We worked with startups, venture capitalists, accelerators, the NYC Mayor's Office, and many other amazing mission-driven organizations. More than that, we created a true community at the intersection of impact startups and dedicated product freelancers.

I also have been working as the CTO of Tastemakers Africa, a community platform and the best startup (and the best founder) I've had the privilege of running a company with. We built a travel experiences marketplace at scale, created a global virtual community, and brought on fantastic investors - including Precursor Ventures and Flybridge Capital.

Outside of coding, architecting, and consulting, I'm always (trying) to train for my next marathon πŸ‘Ÿ, I love reading about politics πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ, and am proudly a youtube-trained wannabe chef πŸ›.

These days I'm working with founders and on my own projects (both of which I'm really excited about).

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As a software engineer: I think the harder the problem, the better.

I care about breaking down challenges, using and creating data ethically, and creating web products that make us all better. I'm a resourceful nerd who loves focusing on user journey and business goals.

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As a CTO: I think a product is only as good as the team behind it.

I care about building products that bring communities together, building teams that challenge and inspire, and scaling up while holding true to mission. I'm a team builder and an empathetic leader.

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As a human: I think the internet is a beautiful place, in moderation.

I care about civic engagement, solving systematic societal inequalities, and supporting organizations that work with those who need it most. I'm a critical optimist - never losing appreciation for a challenge, while channeling the innate difficulty into motivation.

Causes I Support

Hollie was a good friend to projects and companies I've worked with and a truly amazing individual. I believe that companies have a responsibility to support the local and online communities around them and Digital Ocean practices this responsibility well.
A dedicated and uniquely amazing non-profit bringing socks, connection, and attention to communities in need across New York City. Their mission, social media, and daily work is an important reminder for us all to get to know our neighbors.

Links

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Represent