Scott Lewis

Scott Lewis

chief at question collector

Personal blog: http://questioncollector.com
Victoria, Canada
Member since November 06, 2009
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2005 University of Victoria , BS , Computer Science

I am a(n):

First-time entrepreneur

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If you are an entrepreneur, why?

It must be solved and seems obvious, but no one is doing it because it's "hard".

My favorite startups:

tictalking, quora, empire avenue, facebook, twitter

What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation?

I'm in it to build a great product and meet amazing people, who will help me along the way.

I'm avoiding it because of the money and power associated with what I propose. Great things take great risks.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?

becoming one?! :-p

What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?

talk more
talk often
listen well

Why would anyone want to use your product?

To express their political stance or read other peoples.
To argue with people across the planet.
To organize a political group.
To support an issue that is in line with their values.
To complain about a company, government, charity, or other institution.
To manage their followers and fans.
To diary their own life decisions and philosophies.
To lead and moderate discussion.

Full bio

I've been programming since I was 9.  I learned BASIC on my Commodore64.  I gradded with a BSc in CompSci from UVic. I excelled at sequel and java.  I worked with a mentoring software company and then joined CGI for a few years. Worked on a half dozen government based foresty projects and the Interoperable Electronic Health Record. I held a variety of roles. I started out as a java/jsp programmer, and quickly added Oracle database modelling to my skills, and finished as a production release manager.  I am currently employed as a senior consultant setting up custom automation for large enterprise ticketing and catalog systems. Lots of javascript and XML.