Chandler Moisen


Hello. I am a software developer in New York City working to reduce friction in healthcare delivery at Ro.

I am also working on reducing the friction in design hiring at

I write about Bootstrapping.

An Ad-Free Mobile New York Times

December 26, 2019

tl;dr to enjoy the NYT’s mobile applications ad-free as a paying user, enable a VPN that blocks advertising on your mobile device.I hold a…

Saying "No"

December 23, 2019

When I began my career as a software engineer, I suffered the misconception that software development was a straight-forward, unidirectional…

Airtable: Bootstrapping Made Easy

December 21, 2019

For a new side project, Keming, my partner and I needed to quickly validate interest in our product. To do so, we designed and built a…

You Can Filter Like That?

December 20, 2019

One of the joys of programming is stumbling across novel ways to solve common problems.For example, take the totally banal task of filtering…

What Seventh Graders Want to Know About Programming

December 11, 2019

Today I had the opportunity to speak with a group of 7th grade students about programming and a career in software engineering.These…

The ASS Rule

November 03, 2019

A friend lent me Elon Musk’s biography. The book details Musk’s childhood through his education and successes at Zip2, PayPal, SpaceX…

On Culture

November 02, 2019

In a recent discussion between Ben Horowitz and Tim Ferris, Horowitz, promoting his new book, What You Do Is Who You Are, notes that:A…

Own Your Mistakes

June 22, 2019

I rely on Pigeon to navigate the mess that is the New York City Subway.You can think of Pigeon as the New York City Subway’s Waze. Sprouting…

OMNY Release, Risks, and UX Considerations

June 05, 2019

For those of us in the center of the universe, the New York City MTA has finally unveiled support for contactless payments.Long awaited…

20 Years of Product Management in 25 Minutes

June 02, 2019

If you have 25 minutes to spare, I highly recommend watching Dave Wascha’s 20 Years of Product Management in 25 Minutes.Wascha is the…

Customer Problems vs. Business Problems

June 01, 2019

A notable takeaway from Dave Wascha’s 20 Years of Product Management in 25 Minutes is that companies often loose sight of their own mission…

How To Be Empty

May 29, 2019

In an effort to bring order to the chaos that is transferring medical records between doctors, I recently signed up for Galileo Health…

Curiosity and Why JSX Requires React in Scope

September 09, 2017

This week I listened to Tyler McGinnis's podcast interview with Dan Abramov - creator of Redux, educator, and professional open-sourcer at Facebook.

JS Class Fields Proposal Stage 3 Update, BabelJS, and Airbnb's JS Style Guide

September 02, 2017

In case you haven't heard the news, Daniel Ehrenberg and Jeff Morrison's ESnext class features for JavaScript proposal was moved from stage-2 to stage-3.

Roll Your Own Static Site

June 12, 2017

Recently I decided to rebuild my long neglected and dilapidated blog - previously powered by Octopress - using JavaScript.

Twilio on Rails - SMS Basics

October 22, 2014

This tutorial will show you how to set up an extremely simple Ruby on Rails application that uses Twilio to send SMS messages from your browser. It’s probably best that you have a basic understanding of RoR.

MailChimp, Gibbon, and Rails - Basic Mailing List Setup

January 23, 2014

You’ve made it to the big time when you want to start a mailing list. There are many ESP’s (email service providers) out there, each with respective strengths and weaknesses.