Karl L. Hughes

Karl L. Hughes

Technology Team Leader & Entrepreneur

Hi, my name is Karl.

I write, speak, and help build startups. After 8 years working for early-stage startups in Chicago, I founded Draft to help software engineering blogs produce high-quality technical content.

I also run CFP Land, where I've built an automated newsletter that goes out to 2,000+ technology conference speakers every week.

If you like this blog, I send out a regular newsletter for startup founders and engineers called The Portable CTO. Every week, I include a handful of tips, tools, and advice that I discover as well as anything new I've written across the internet.

📖 Thanks for reading!

Latest Blog Posts

Building a Resilient Career

I was reading another engineer’s story this week about his 65-day job hunt. I’ve avoided...

Managing a Remote Engineering Team

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Developing New Engineers

I’ve gone through a couple iterations of my hiring process here on the blog, but...