Hey, I'm Andy Boyle

Writer. Technologist. Speaker.

(I'm the one in the hat.)

About Me

I've been at the intersection of storytelling, creativity and technology for my entire career. As an award-winning technologist, writer and speaker, I like solving problems, big and small. At Axios, a digital news media and events company, where I was eventually promoted to Senior Director of Systems Architecture, I led a distributed team across eight cities and guided major backend, DevOps and deployment solutions for our storytelling and advertising systems, which I architected. Before that, I'd worked either as a web developer or journalist for outlets that include NBC News, the Chicago Tribune, the Boston Globe and more. As a journalist, my work was cited in the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News.

As a speaker and consultant, I've hosted workshops, given talks and lectured on technology, business and media solutions, as well as hosted ideation events and taught courses on management and remote work. My workshops have been attended by members of Facebook, Medium, MIDCO, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and I've presented at dozens of colleges, conferences and trade organizations. I've also designed software solutions for a variety of companies in multiple sectors. At Columbia College Chicago, I designed and taught a class on storytelling through web development.

Because I'm not busy enough, I’m also the author of "“Adulthood for Beginners: All the Life Secrets Nobody Bothered to Tell You,” which was published by a Penguin Random House imprint to rave reviews. The Associated Press called it "darn funny," while the Chicago Tribune called it "a guide to being an adult in the modern age."

I like building projects that scale and can teach you to do it, too. If you have interesting problems you're trying to solve, or if you'd like me to speak at your company or event, I'd love to hear from you. I'm currently in Chicago, where I live with my way-too-fluffy cat Tiberius. I wish he paid rent.

Let's Talk

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Do You Like Jokes and Life Advice?

Then you should buy my book.

It's called "Adulthood for Beginners: All the Life Secrets Nobody Bothered to Tell You." It's the funny life survival guide you didn't know you needed. It features advice on dating, friendships, jobs, happiness and generally not looking like a dumbass.

Basically, I was an idiot so you don't have to be.

It's being released on May 2nd through Penguin Random House. So, yeah, it's like a real book. Pre-order your copy today!

You can also order it from these other fine retailers below:

Wanna order a bunch? The way pre-sales work, if you order 20, it counts as one bulk order, which looks as if only one copy was purchased. (Publishing!) So if you plan on ordering more than one, you should go here, or order multiple copies, one at a time, from the fine retailers listed above.

Drop Me a Line

Want me to give a talk or host a workshop on creativity, "the youth" or web development?

Want to hire me to tell some funny and uplifting stories? Or maybe write something for you? I'm down.

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