Data Addict

Startups, Self Quantification, and Internet Culture



My name is George Saines, I’m 27 years old and I live in San Francisco. Directly after graduating from college my two best friends and I founded a startup that helps people learn Chinese and Japanese characters more effectively. The start is called Skritter and has exceeded all of our expectations.

My Skritter co-founders and I are now working on another startup called CodeCombat which teaches people to program in JavaScript. We’re just getting started and would love to hear your feedback!

I am a devout believer in data: what gets measured gets optimized. Whether you want to lose weight, run a marathon, build a company, or develop new friendships, tracking data about yourself will help. I am always running a battery of experiments to optimize my own life. This blog is about those experiments and business wisdom I’ve learned.