I’m Michael Aubry. I live in San Diego, where I design the future.
I started off playing sports and fell in love with coding at the age of 17. I grew up in the 90s, and was a part of the early stages of the internet. I remember when the first web browser was released, and I was hooked. The new wave of the internet and gaming had me hooked. Some examples of technologies I used in my early years were AIM and the Sims -- I cannot forget those two.
I grew up in a small town called Jacksonville, Illinois. There we're only 18,000 people in that town, not a whole lot of dreamers. I always knew I was a big dreamer, and at the age of 23 I packed everything up and headed to Silicon Valley with $300, some computer skills, and a big dream.
I spent the next few years working at tech companies in Mountain View, CA and in San Francisco. I lived in my car for the first year to build up my base. Most of this was possible due to the attitude of the city and the kindess of the folks at the Hacker Dojo (at the time on Fairchild, right by Google)
Today, I’m the founder of Motionbox, where we’re working on video sales tools to enable sales teams to close more deals in a unique way.