About

Hi, I’m Dain Miller and welcome to my home base.

At 26 years old, I began my self-development journey and have since been obsessed with learning and growing in all areas of life.

I started this website as a way for me to openly and passionately share my life, goals, and mission with the world.

My ultimate purpose in life is to grow and to give. The more I grow, the more I have something to give. This website allows me to fulfill my mission and purpose.

Anything that has benefitted me in my life, I’m passionate about and want to share with others.

I’ve been blessed to have learned and achieved a lot in my young life, from being depressed and addicted to drugs to working at The White House.

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My life has truly changed, and I’ve made it my mission to give back and serve others beyond myself.

Whether that be helping you become a programmer, grow your career as a programmer, build a business, create more freedom, motivating you to pursue your goals and dreams, to being more productive, improving your health and fitness, to inspiring you to constantly improve yourself to be the best that you can be. My mission is to get you to wake up to your unlimited potential within yourself and achieve what you’re capable of.

The purpose of this website is to be a source of inspiration and change for those who refuse to settle for anything less than an extraordinary life.

On this website, I will openly and passionately share all of the knowledge, tools, resources, and strategies that I continue to discover that have made a measurable difference to my quality of life, and will for you as well.

I invite you to use this website as a resource to help you achieve your goals and live the life you’ve always dreamed of. Feel free to browse the different posts, pages and categories of this website for whatever suits your needs. If I can help or inspire you in any way that I can, then there’s nothing that would make me happier.


The blog component is very important on this site. We write and study the mindsets, and mental frameworks that it takes to really change things at a large scale.

We learn from the world’s best experts who have had the most massive impact, and built the largest businesses. The world’s most influential thinkers, speakers, artists, scientists, and poets.

We will study lessons and mental frameworks from people like Warren Buffet, Peter Drucker, David Buss, Dale Carnegie, Richard Dawkins, Will & Ariel Durant, Freud, Daniel Lieberman, Sam Walton, Charlie Munger, Michael Jordan, Jonathan Haidt, Jeff Bezos, Stephen Hawking, Albert Einstein, Thomas Jefferson, Aristotle, Plato, Seneca, Marcus Aurelius, Gandhi, Sam Harris, The Dali Lama, Robert B. Cialdini, Jack Dorsey, Carlos Slim, Sun Tzu, Alexander the Great, Mother Teresa, and many many more…

Here are a few sample posts you can check out! 👇

If you use an RSS reader, you can subscribe to our feed to stay up to date on new posts!

So how does the community stay in touch?

We stay in touch via our general email list, which you can join here. There is a weekly email I publish to this email list with different fun things I’m thinking of, creating, reading, watching, playing, or working on.

I’m also the founder of the Start Here brand.  You might know us from the internet: StartHereFM (developer motivation, mindset, and educational podcasts), Start Here: Web Development (our most popular podcast), “Start Here To…” Book Series, and Start Here: Coaching (personal 1-on-1 web dev coaching).

I’m also the owner of TinyPress, founder of Createrly (digital agency – see client list below – sold operation to larger firm in 2015), co-founder of Midas – Open Opps (“Government’s Kickstarter”), a Department of State Knowledge Leadership Division Digital Innovation Consultant, and a retired Presidential Innovation Fellow at The White House.

My 9-to-5 home is at an amazing company where I work to lead engineering teams as we build applications and technology to innovate in media.

I can be found on Twitter @dainmiller where I love to talk about motivation, passion, self education, and success. I also love to take photos!

I am in love with Ruby, Elixir, Erlang, R, and a fan of JavaScript, Julia, and Python. My current research interests include: distributed DOM parsing, data analysis driven product management, API design, and RSS protocols.

Popular articles

“How to Develop a Great Portfolio,” Web Designer Depot Article

“UI vs UX,” Web Designer Depot Article

“Adaptive Images: Solving the Responsive Image Problem” Web Designer Depot Article

I helped with these notable podcast episodes …

“President Barack Obama” – WTF Podcast (2015) Episode

Brands I’ve built software for or worked with …

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