I’m Dan! I’m a father of 15 year old twins, long (!) time Glowforge owner, cofounder of the company, and CEO. If you read the monthly updates on our forum, you’ve probably run into me already. I love creating things.
Everybody’s trying to sell you AI. Your legal software? AI-assisted. Your customer service? AI-enhanced. We haven’t seen a janitorial service with AI superpowers yet, but I suspect one is on the horizon. And why not? The latest AI innovations
I’ve noticed that a lot of folks read this Glowforge company blog when they’re trying to decide whether they want to work with us. If this is you, thank you! We’re humbled and flattered that you’d drop by. (If that’s
(If you haven’t read part 1, Our Software Engineering Values, start there!) Interviewing and hiring is a big responsibility, and we approach it with a lot of thought about how to identify wonderful future employees, and to offer a great,
Engraving the lid of a (real, functioning) Macbook Pro was the first big “WOW” project when we launched Glowforge, and it’s still one of the most popular projects for new owners. But tattooing your laptop is just the beginning.
“Can I cut wood with my Glowforge?” We keep a list of our most-asked questions, and this is right at the top. The short answer is an enthusiastic “yes!” But let’s dive in a bit deeper. Whether you’re an
At Glowforge, we believe that communicating with kindness and transparency with potential future colleagues is vital to hiring amazing people. We document our health care plan, our diversity referral bonus, and our unusual way of doing job offers on our
Back in February, when COVID-19 was starting to dominate the news, I was worried. Very, very worried. And I didn’t know what to do about it. I was worried about how to keep my family safe, how to keep
I woke up to another day of televised and tweeted horror. Black people in our country are being targeted, oppressed, and killed. This is not new. As Americans, we inherited a history shaped and stained by racism. I spent most
On April 13, I asked Glowforge owners for help. I wanted to launch a massive project to print and deliver 1 million Ear Savers to essential workers who are putting themselves in danger to help keep us safe. We’re already