David Kadavy

David Kadavy is author of the #18 Amazon best-seller, Design for Hackers

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How to Fuck Up Properly: Vote for my SXSW Panel

August 20, 2009

SXSWPanelPicker-lgThe SXSW panel picker is live for the 2010 SXSW Interactive conference. This year, I submitted the panel idea, How to Fuck Up Properly, where we’ll explore just how integral failure actually is to success; and how to tell the difference between failure, and lack of follow through. It will be a great panel, and I promise not to fuck it up; but, it can’t happen without your vote. Please vote now! keep on reading »

Kadavy.net’s 5th Blogiversary!

May 31, 2009

5_yearsI’m overwhelmingly proud to celebrate kadavy.net’s 5th blogiversary today. While this blog certainly hasn’t accomplished as much as many out there in this length of time, starting it was still one of the best “decisions” I ever made. I’m not sure whether to call it a decision, because it was more of an impulse; but I’ve learned over the years that it’s such things that become the most worthwhile. This is a valuable lesson that I wish I would have learned sooner. keep on reading »

Introducing “8 Things This Week!”

May 20, 2009

In an effort to give my poor little fingers a break, I’ve started producing some video. It’s a little show called 8 Things This Week, and it’s already on it’s second episode. keep on reading »

Submit your beard designs for #kadavy30

May 09, 2009

Tonight is my 30th birthday party at the Kadavy, Inc. Headquarters in Chicago. I’ll be shaving my beard off, live on ustream, in stages, starting about 8pm CST. keep on reading »

Save Kadavy: Facebook Disabled My Account

March 07, 2009

UPDATE: My account is back! Turns out I had test account(s) (as a developer) that weren’t officially “test” accounts by Facebook’s standards. I wish Facebook would have notified me in some manner. They should definitely be more careful with this if they want people to trust them with all of that personal data. This made me think a lot about how much precious “information” (memories) I trust they will keep available to me. Anyway, it is good to be back! Thanks everyone for your support and insights.

save_kadavyFacebook disabled my account, and didn’t tell me why. The other day, as I was trying to comment on a Lifehacker thread using their super-cool Facebook Connect integration, I received this message: keep on reading »

Design for the Coder’s Mind: Reverse-Engineering Visual Design

August 16, 2008

I’ve encountered many back-end web developers who feel that there’s alot of mystery – even snobbery – behind visual design. There are plenty of rules of do’s and don’ts for web design out there, but I wanted to condense some of the theories behind design into a few simple concepts. I presented this at BarCampChicago so you know what to look for to understand the next great design you see. Check out the great video of the presentation that my shadow made:

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Kadavy on the Reflex Blue Show, Episode 15

August 13, 2008

I not-so-recently sat down with Nate Voss and Donovan Beery of 36point.com‘s Reflex Blue Show to talk about networking for designers – hopefully, without being a webcock – and to take my first sip of Mountain Dew in over a decade. Check it out here!

Do you know David Kadavy?

July 28, 2008

With the internet, anyone can become a star overnight. Kadavy.net has been around for more than four years, so surely everyone knows David Kadavy. Let’s go to the streets to find out.


Kadavy on The Reflex Blue Show, Episode 3

March 20, 2008

I sat down with Nate Voss and Donovan Beery of The Reflex Blue Show to get really geeky on fonts. Give it a direct listen here, or view the post.

Kadavy in Stereo

June 03, 2007

There are two new places on the internets where you can hear my voice if you’re so inclined:

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