About

About Me

I live in Manhattan and work at Enigma, where we build data intensive solutions, mostly for financial services compliance. Previously, I helped organizations manage their relationships with governments at FiscalNote. Before that, I helped civilian federal agencies operate ever-so-slightly more efficiently with Deloitte Consulting. I grew up in New Jersey, just outside of Philadelphia, and studied systems engineering at the University of Virginia.

About This Site

This site has taken many forms since I first claimed the domain in 2011. Most recently, it’s a forum to share what I’m working on and my thoughts on whatever has captured my interest recently. I’m writing for the following audiences in order of importance:

  1. Me: I’m a believer in the benefits of writing to clarify thinking, work more effectively, live more curiously, and meet interesting people. This website is a tool for me to do all of those things.
  2. My friends: I have a habit of getting really into a thing and making every conversation about that thing. This website lets me do that with greater efficiency.
  3. People that read the stuff I read and want to read more stuff like that: Usually that stuff is the business of tech, media for thought, sociotechnical systems, startups, and unconventional sociology.

If you have feedback or thoughts on something I’ve written, or if you think someone else said it better, please email me. Some of the best conversations I’ve had have taken place via years long email exchanges that meander from one topic to the next. I may take a long time to get back to you, especially if your message deserves a thoughtful response.

I built this site with Pelican and Pneumatic.

Keep In Touch

I’m not a big social media user, but you can find me around the internet. I retweet stuff that I find funny or interesting at @BillPalombi. I share articles or posts that I’ve read and enjoyed via Pocket. I have a LinkedIn profile, but I try to use it as little as possible. My friends and I made some videos in college that will probably be my life’s greatest contribution to YouTube.

I’ve also shamelessly created a newsletter. I can’t promise that I’ll publish with any regularity, but I can promise that if I do, it will be motivated by a genuine interest in hearing what you think of what I think. Then you can email me about what you think about I think, and I can email you back about what I think about what you think about what I think. It’ll be fun, I promise.

If you’re curious enough about me to have read this page, consider this an open invitation to get coffee. Or maybe we can just get together and eat a bunch or caramels. Just email me and we’ll make it happen.

This page was last updated on 8/22/2019.