hi, i'm Patrick Rivera.
i'm a software engineer at Mirror.xyz - a decentralized protocol that helps creators with financing, growth, and monetization.
previously, i was a software engineer on the growth team at Instacart and a lead software engineer at Dharma.
i also write about crypto, startups, and the creator economy.
- Tips for creators getting into cryptoA framework for progressively going down the crypto rabbit hole
- Crypto-native newsletter businessesSome ways that crypto can help creators w/ financing, growth, and monetization
- Internet renaissance vibezWhy i decided to join Mirror.xyz and why crypto is the shit
- Reflections on Turning 26thoughts on therapy, writing online, dating apps, switching jobs, and travel
- A Cold Outreach Strategy That Actually Workshow to get opportunities you're not qualified for on paper. reached the front page of Hacker News
stuff i like
- professionalcrypto, software engineering, product, business strategy, community building, investing, teaching, writing
- music21 Savage, Drake, Future, Young Thug, Jay Z, Eminem, Bad Bunny, Ozuna, EDM, Trap, Headbangin' shit
- funkettlebell workouts, long walks, biking, autobiographies, psychedelics, music festivals, YouTube, TikTok
questions i ask myself late at night
- lifewhat constitutes a 'successful' life? how can we use altered states of consciousness to help us heal?
- workhow would we build the internet if we could start from scratch today? how do we build community owned and operated networks that can thrive?
website design inspired by such a one