KEITH BALLEW PORTER

Hey, thanks for stopping by!

I'm an engineer by passion and by education, so I'm going to structure this a little bit to help my own brain describe who I am:

Entrepreneur Keith:
My love and my life for the past decade or so has been launching new businesses and I expect that to remain a large part of my life for many years to come. I've had my hand in every aspect of them (legal, product, marketing, manufacturing, etc.) and wouldn't have it any other way. I love the cohesion of the small team, the total chaos that you have to manage, and, of course, I love bringing a new product to life. I've had the pleasure of launching four businesses and would be excited to tell you more about any of them (Project Birdhouse, Kapture, A2B Bikeshare, Pointe Computer Tech).

Engineer Keith:
I tend to describe my strengths as being centered around developing firmware and software for embedded systems, but that I enjoy playing around with all different types of technology. As an example of this, I was one of two inventors for US Patent 9,567,025, system and method for bicycle sharing and rental. I did my bachelor's in computer engineering at the University of Michigan and stayed there to follow up with a master's in industrial and operations engineering through the Engineering Global Leadership Honors Program, with internships at Boeing and GE. As a new hobby, I have spent the past few years learning how to maintain carbureted motorcycles, both inside and out.

Adventurer Keith:
I'm a bit over the top when it comes to embracing adventure. I set aside 18 months to motorcycle from Canada to Argentina and back with Frio to Fuego. I spent a summer living in an RV in Seattle. I will sign up for just about any adventure sport you can imagine (bungee jumping, skydiving, scuba, caving, etc.) I hope I never run out of opportunities to experience the world in new ways.

While there are many more aspects to me than these three, hopefully they give you a taste for some of the most important parts of me.

ENTREPRENEUR, DEVELOPER, MOTORCYCLE ADVENTURER

Currently wandering around the Americas by motorcycle. Interested in software development jobs.

me@keithbporter.com