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Meet the EDOT team!

March 21, 2010

How we started

Start-up Weekend Seattle was our meeting point.  Every Day One Thing was a pre-existing blog. After a 90 Second pitch to a room full of developers, designers, and other creative minds, the EDOT was formed.

Our Mission

To change the world one thing at a time!

Who We Are

Leah “Idea” Swindon: Every Day One Thing, or edot, has been brewing in Leah’s head and waiting to come to life.  After a 90 second pitch at Seattle Start-up Weekend, a team of developers, designers, and marketing peeps came together to create a place where all of us who love checking in can post our socially conscious status and see the global impact! For her day job, Leah is the Marketing and Communications Director for the Bread of Life Mission in Pioneer Square, Seattle. Twitter @leahswindon

Jesse “Rails” Kriss: The edot Ruby on Rails expert, Jesse lives, works and drinks his coffee in Seattle, WA. His long-standing interest in music and technology has taken him from fiddling with MIDI in middle school to ditching a Computer Science degree for Music Composition at Carleton College, to following an interest in music performance interface design to Carnegie Mellon’s Human-Computer Interaction Institute. You can usually find him plugging away in the virtual Figure 53 offices. (The coffee cup in his hand is reusable.) Twitter @jkriss

Rob “N.A.M.P” Lanphier: Rob is Not A Morning Person, but he is a brilliant developer. He joins the edot team as a software developer and community manager, formerly at Linden Lab (makers of Second Life) and RealNetworks.  He is currently working on various open source projects (latest work is jsonwidget: )

Ryan “Tigger” Kyle: Ryan Kyle is prone to random vertical jumping when things go well and brings amazing energy to the edot team. Ryan has used computers since he was 1½  years old, and he started his company, Concord Mfg LLC when he was 19.  He is a programmer at heart (.net and Microsoft Stock) with the mind of an engineer. He is also an avid swing dancer, karaoke singer and chess player.

Dave “Bing” Rigotti: Dave gets his Bing on at Microsoft and likes online marketing (search and social), entrepreneurship, a good steak, and the outdoors. His social media skills have brought people and attention to the edot site. Twitter @drigotti or visit his blog at

5 Comments leave one →
  1. March 21, 2010 4:00 pm

    I can hardly wait to see how this wonderful seed of an idea blooms into a garden of good. Way to go Leah and edot Team.

    • May 20, 2017 11:16 pm

      I could watch Scrlidneh’s List and still be happy after reading this.

  2. Sheryl permalink
    March 22, 2010 6:04 am

    I think this will inspire me to be more aware, each day. As I go through my day, I will think to myself, “Is this EDOT worthy?”

  3. March 22, 2010 1:59 pm

    Hi Sheryl,

    That’s a great point! It’s interesting that writing things down documenting them makes it feel more real. I’m catching myself changing small habits too, and it’s fun to give a shout out or see how it adds up with the rest of the community.

    Heather, your support is awesome! Thanks for the comments, ideas and well wishes!


  4. Ryan Kyle permalink
    March 25, 2010 10:27 pm

    Hi Sheryl,

    I love your comment, “Is this EDOT worthy?” That makes me feel great. Just my two cents on this one.

    Ryan | edot

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