Welcome, my name is Jesse Williams.
This is where I house my thoughts on topics that interest me including: Startups, Marketing, Technology, Finance & anything else that catches my attention. The opinions that you will find in my posts are my own, they are taken directly from my current views on life, which I expect will change as I grow and experience more. Life is a journey, you can follow mine or ignore it … trolling is unappreciated.
All is grace, Jesse
Jesse Williams has spent his career leading marketing and demand strategies for developer-focused technologies, projects, and tools. Some have been extremely successful, some have achieved moderate success, and others have served as a valuable learning experience.
Over the past eight years, he has focused on understanding how to grow and interact with technical audiences to develop highly engaged communities around developer tools and products.
Jesse currently leads the global public sector developer marketing efforts for AWS (Amazon Web Services). Prior to AWS, Jesse lead the lifecycle marketing team for Red Hat Developer, a community of over 1.5 million independent software developers. During his tenure at Red Hat Developer, his strategies drove a 490% increase in developer engagement, 70% increase in active users, and 15% increase in YOY program registration. Jesse got his start in developer marketing while leading the marketing efforts for Codenvy and open source Eclipse Che.
Jesse resides in Washington D.C. with his wife and three kids.
Founding member of YouCaring (Acq. GoFundMe)
Head of demand gen and marketing ops for Codenvy (Acq. Red Hat)
Lifecycle marketing lead, Red Hat Developer (Acq. IBM)
Invitation only member of the Forbes Communication Council
Played key role: ExecVision to close $5.4M growth round led by Edison Partners
Played key role: Mindbox Studios expansion into Redding, CA
Marketing lead: Open source Eclipse Che reaches +5,500 GitHub stars
Consulting: DroneDeploy, SkyCatch, HelioCampus, Spiritus Solutions
what’s with the random art
I’m sure that after looking around my site, many of you are wondering “What’s with the random art?”
It’s difficult to find good art these days. Maybe it’s because the appreciation for art is dieing or maybe it’s because we’re constantly bombarded with cheap knock-offs? Either way, I love art and hope that my appreciation for it gets transfered to those who visit my site. I’ve included links to learn more about the artists under each image. Sorry in advance for all the Picasso, I’ve felt a connection to his work and hope to own a few original pieces in the future.