Karl Hughes

Technology team builder and startup enthusiast
"personal" Posts

This is the fundamental disconnect between our hopes for teaching Computer Science and the reality of our education system: we can’t hire and retain good technology teachers until we compensate

I first wrote about this three years ago when I had just given up alcohol. At that time, it was part of a burgeoning asceticism. I had given up meat,

Every year it gets harder and harder not to fall into the trap of buying more stuff. I first published this in November, 2014 when I didn't even have a

I quit eating meat in the summer of 2013, when I first published this article. In 2017, I've loosened up a bit - I now occasionally eat fish - but

On Friday and Saturday we had our first ever Packback team retreat. We did a mix of activities designed to help the team grow closer together and cement a unified

This week I moved out of the tiny one-room place I've lived at since I moved to Chicago in 2012. The little studio in Uptown, Chicago was one of the

Two weeks ago I traveled to Atlanta to do the Publix Georgia Half Marathon, and then this past week I did the Chitown Half Marathon along the lake here in

As I enter my second full year of working with Packback, I can say that it's already been an exciting and challenging experience. When I came in on my first

If you've been reading my blog for the past couple years, you know that one of my big personal projects is to cut down on excess. This is hard to

December 1, 2014

It's way too easy to skate through life expecting certain things from other people and not mindfully giving thanks. I'm as guilty of it as anyone, and it's not just