Hi! I'm William Pietri. I am a developer, entrepreneur, and writer. I have spent more than a decade studying and practicing various Agile software development methods, and lately am very involved in the Lean Startup movement.

I live in San Francisco and am looking for something interesting to spend the next few years on, most likely as a CTO, VP of Engineering, or technical co-founder. I'm looking for an ambitious, mission-driven outfit with good people. Got a suggestion? Get in touch!

To learn more about me, a good place to start is my LinkedIn profile. I comment occasionally on Twitter, and even more occasionally post to a group blog on Agile methods.

I participate in various nerdy forums, including Quora and the Lean Startup Circle mailing list. Some of my popular comments include my top 10 signs of startup failure, telling managers why wanting programmers to work longer weeks is foolish, a list of great nerdy tourist stops in San Francisco, telling programmers why they really don't want to make themselves indispensable, exhorting people to avoid long feedback loops, and explaining why I think the Lean Startup approach has some advantages over the traditional "field of dreams" approach. There's also a Lean Startup talk of mine from 2011, Going the Distance: Building a Sustainable Startup. Slides from that and other talks are available on request.

Contacting me

The best way to contact me is via email. Try my first name at this domain. If you're looking to book something with me, check out my public calendar.

Social networks

People use social networks many different ways. I wouldn't want people to think me rude if I turn down an invitation to connect, so here's how I use them. Twitter is my general connect-with-the-public tool. Feel free to follow or at-message me on Twitter; I pay close attention to that. I use LinkedIn to keep track of people I have worked with and know well enough to recommend to others. I use Facebook for close personal friends, the kind of relationships where we'd attend each other's weddings. For writing on topics of common interest, please do connect with me on Quora. And you are always welcome to email me.

Elsewhere on the web

Twitter LinkedIn blog Quora