Karl Hughes

Hi, my name is Karl.

I write, speak, and help build startups. After 8 years as a CTO in Chicago, I founded Draft.dev to help software engineering blogs produce high-quality technical content.

On the side, I run CFP Land, an automated newsletter that goes out to almost 2,000 conference speakers every week.

If you like this blog, I send out a weekly newsletter on startups, technology, and leadership called The Portable CTO.

πŸ“– Thanks for reading!

Latest Writing

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