Karl Hughes

Hi, my name is Karl.

I write, speak, and help build startups. After 8 years as a software engineer and CTO in Chicago, I founded Draft.dev to help companies create high-quality technical content designed to reach software developers.

On the side, I create marketing content on thisisgoodmarketing.com with my friend Manuel Weiss.

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Latest Writing

Paths Up the Mountain

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