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Prem Kumar and his phone’s home screen, image by author

Homescreens is a publication about how we interact with our most intimate possession, our phones. Each week I interview founders and creators across industries, and we reflect on the apps they use, how they’re organized, and their philosophy on notifications and mindfulness. Check out the end of the interview for a full recap and links to all the apps and media discussed.

I had the pleasure of sitting down with Prem Kumar, an ex-Microsoft product guy that is now the Founder and CEO of Humanly.io, a VC funded HR tech company based out of Seattle. Humanly uses AI to aid…


We discuss security, ethical hacking, and what apps a security professional uses in their day-to-day life.

Homescreens is a publication about how we interact with our most intimate possession, our phones. Each week I interview founders and creators across industries, and we reflect on the apps they use, how they’re organized, and their philosophy on notifications and mindfulness. Check out the end of the interview for a full recap and links to all the apps and media discussed.

Justin Elze and his phone, image by author

Jason: Hey Justin, give us a brief backstory of what you’re up to. You’re the Director of Innovation, Research, and Advanced Testing at TrustedSec. Can you explain what you do there?

Justin: Yeah, TrustedSec is a security consulting…


Smart cities, astronomy, open data, and what’s on his home screen

Homescreens is a publication about how we interact with our most intimate possession, our phones. Each week I interview founders and creators across industries, and we reflect on the apps they use, how they’re organized, and their philosophy on notifications and mindfulness. Check out the end of the interview for a full recap and links to all the apps and media discussed.

Dr. Jonathan Reichental, image by author

Dr. Jonathan Reichental has been helping organizations leverage technology to solve complex business problems for almost 30 years. He is formerly the Chief Information Officer for the City of Palo Alto and now serves as the CEO of…


I interviewed Tim Salau, former Microsoft and WeWork, now the Co-Founder and CEO of Guide

Homescreens is a publication about how we interact with our most intimate possession, our phones. Each week I interview founders and creators across industries, and we reflect on the apps they use, how they’re organized, and their philosophy on notifications and mindfulness. Check out the end of the interview for a full recap and links to all the apps and media discussed.

Tim Salau, Founder and CEO of Guide. Image by author

If I were tasked with describing Tim in one word, it would be passionate. It hits you immediately when you speak with him — you can be on a Zoom call, in a Twitter thread, via email —…


I interviewed Scott Falbo, Co-founder and CTO of LenderLogix about what’s on his home screen

Homescreens is a publication about how we interact with our most intimate possession, our phones. Each week I interview founders and creators across industries and we reflect on the apps they use, how they’re organized, and their philosophy on notifications and mindfulness.

Scott Falbo, CTO and Co-Founder of LenderLogix. Image by Author

Jason: Scott, you’re the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of LenderLogix, and previously started your own company, Front9 Technologies, developing early iOS apps. Give us a background of yourself and your entrepreneurial journey.

Scott: Sure, yeah. So I grew up in western New York and I went to school for computer science for undergrad. …


I interviewed Jonathan Gorczyca, Co-founder, and Partner at Helm Experience & Design

Homescreens is a publication about how we interact with our most intimate possession, our phones. Each week I interview founders and creators across industries, and we reflect on the apps they use, how they’re organized, and their philosophy on notifications and mindfulness. Check out the end of the interview for a full recap and links to all the apps and media discussed.

Jonathan Gorczyca, Co-Founder and Partner at Helm

Jonathan Gorczyca is a Partner and Co-founder at Helm Experience & Design, a digital product studio headquartered in Buffalo, NY that helps solve business problems with technology. …


I interviewed Irma Mesa, Head of Product at KlickEngage and Founder of Cafecito

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Image of Irma Mesa, head of product at KlickEngage and founder of Cafecito
Image of Irma Mesa, head of product at KlickEngage and founder of Cafecito
Irma Mesa, image by author

Irma Mesa is the Head of Product at KlickEngage, an EdTech startup that promotes social and emotional learning in schools. However, Irma wasn’t always in product — she went to school and earned her degree in psychology before making the life-changing choice to change the course of her career.

In her free time, Irma…


I interviewed Amber Lundy, Senior Designer at Amazon’s UX Lab, a design incubation center focused on emerging tech

Homescreens is a publication about how we interact with our most intimate possession, our phones. Each week I interview founders and creators across industries and we reflect on the apps they use, how they’re organized, and their philosophy on notifications and mindfulness.

Amber Lundy, Senior Designer for Amazon UX Labs
Amber Lundy, Senior Designer for Amazon UX Labs
Amber Lundy, image by author

Amber’s childhood was likely different than yours or mine. Her father was the Global Executive Director of Engineering for Mattel, and as a kid she bounced around the world depending on which factory he was setting up and tooling. He was responsible for the engineering of Mattel toys during the ’80s and ’90s — the golden era —…


I interviewed Ali Abdaal, a UK doctor, Podcaster, and YouTuber with over 1 million subscribers, about what’s on his home screen

Homescreens is a publication about how we interact with our most intimate possession, our phones. Each week I interview founders and creators across industries and we reflect on the apps they use, how they’re organized, and their philosophy on notifications and mindfulness.

Ali Abdaal, doctor, YouTuber, and podcaster
Ali Abdaal, doctor, YouTuber, and podcaster
Ali Abdaal, image by author

For many people, graduating from Cambridge University and becoming a doctor would be a peak achievement. A time to settle down, maybe learn the piano and pick-up a hobby or two — but that’s not in Ali Abdaal’s makeup.

You see, Ali has had an entrepreneurial mindset his entire life. At age 12 he taught himself how to…


I interviewed Nicholas Hinrichsen, Co-Founder of Clutch, about what’s on his home screen

Homescreens is a publication about how we interact with our most intimate possession, our phones. Each week I interview founders and creators across industries and we reflect on the apps they use, how they’re organized, and their philosophy on notifications and mindfulness.

Nicholas “Nicky” Hinrichsen, Co-Founder of Clutch and Carlypso
Nicholas “Nicky” Hinrichsen, Co-Founder of Clutch and Carlypso
Nicholas Hinrichsen, image by author

Nicholas “Nicky” Hinrichsen was born and raised in Germany (where he informs me ‘Nicky’ is not a woman’s name) and for a time played on the German National Golf Team. In an alternate reality, I’d be interviewing Nicholas Hinrichsen the pro golfer, not the entrepreneur. After studying computer science and finance, he came to the U.S. …

Jason Bartz

I interview founders and creators in tech and learn about how they interact with their phones. New issues published every week. Learn more at www.Homescreens.co

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