About Us

My Bio:

I’m the founder of Start Here, LLC.  You might know us from some of the brands we own and operate: StartHereFM (fundamentals focused media network), Start Here: Web Development(our most popular podcast), “Start Here To…” Book Series.

We also have some coaching programs which we are opening up again soon.

I’m also the co-founder 18f (Government Agency), 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.

From 2013-2016 I built, and sold, one of the fastest growing digital agencies in the Washington DC area – called “Createrly”. We had an impressive client list that you can find below. And more shockingly than that, there was only 2 employees: me, and a designer.

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 and Instagram @dainmiller where I love to talk about motivation, passion, self education, and success.

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.

Brands I’ve built software for or worked with …


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