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The True Character of Tallyfy’s CEO Amit Kothari

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A few months ago in October I was in between jobs and applying at a handful of different companies as a UX Designer. One of those companies was Tallyfy that I found through Dribbble’s job posting community. I didn’t expect anything from submitting my information. As it was located in Silicon Valley and you could not pay me enough to live there. I sent my information in hopes they might be open to remote work but I would never relocate there.

3 months later…

I get an email on December 22, 2016, almost three months later to the day I sent my resume in for the job posting. It was the CEO of Tallyfy, Amit Kothari, notifying me he finally reviewed my resume/application. Oh great… thanks for being so swift in reviewing your potential employees and applicants. I kid you not, this is the following conversation that conspired over the course of the day. Between me and the CEO, Amit Kothari, of Tallyfy that’s supposedly managing half a million dollars or more in funding.

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The Pursuit of Badassity

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In October of 2014 I was laid off due to no new business coming through the agency I was working at. They could no longer support my role financially as a User Experience Designer; it happens in agency life. There was a period of two months that I was unemployed while seeking my next role with another company.

In November 2014 I had applied for a position with a company here in Jacksonville, FL where I live called GSM Marketing. I had never received a reply from them about the status of my application or the position.

Until the other day on June 4, 2015.

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Ryan’s Bucket List

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For the longest time I have been keeping a bucket list of things I would like to do during my lifetime. I used to keep the items I wanted to do as a mental list in my head, but the past couple years I started to write them down. When Schemer was still a working application I would use it to document and keep track of my bucket list items. Recently the service was shutdown by google so I had to export all of my data in order to save it. I had nowhere to keep my list anymore, and while I am sure there are other services out there to use. I have decided to write them down here, and maybe it will inspire ideas for others on their lists.

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Managing Your Digital Footprint

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The internet has been an extension of my life since around the fifth grade when our family acquired our first computer. It ran windows 95 and had a dial up connection. I quickly latched on to it claiming it as mine although I was forced to share it. I grew up being connected to the internet; as did everyone else in my generation.

Everyone these days has at least one online account if you have a smartphone or use a computer regularly. Our personal data floats around in the dark crevices of the interweb, and it can haunt us later in life if you are not careful about what you put out there. Keep your reputation in top notch shape, and always protect your identity.

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