Hi, I'm James Boyden. This is my vanity website.
If you re-arrange the letters in my name, you get “Ye James Bond”. I originally had a story at this point about how I seduced several attractive female nurses when I was just a newborn, which is why my parents exclaimed “Ye James Bond!” and gave me this name. I thought this story was HILARIOUS, but no-one else who read it realised I was joking.
I'm a software guy turned entrepreneur from Sydney, Australia. My current business / ambition / obsession is SnapDisco, the image-processing Internet start-up that I co-founded in 2012.
When I was a software guy, I didn't know any great business guys (just lots of other software guys), so I figured “Huh, I guess I have to become the business guy.” So I went back to university to study postgrad Commerce. Contract Law was particularly interesting: It's the closest real-world equivalent to programming computers, except you're now specifying business interactions instead of bit interactions.
I'm currently pouring my heart & soul into SnapDisco as CEO-who-can-also-program. My hobbies include spending long, thankless hours in front of a computer and not sleeping enough. Sometimes I pray for the sweet release of death, but I haven't had so much luck with that yet. (I'll keep you posted.)
When I'm not at work, here are some other fun things I occasionally like to do:
If you want to see my Patrick Bateman charisma & hand motions in action, here's a video of me being interviewed at Google Sudo by Alan Noble (Director of Engineering at Google Australia & NZ) on the topic of starting a start-up after university:
(Fast-forward to 8:21 to skip past all those other boring people who aren't me.)
The primary purpose of this website is to ensure that when I (or, I guess, you) search for “James Boyden”, this information about me turns up higher in your search results than all those other James Boydens who are clearly imposters.