Published on November 4th, 2014 | by Ryan Estes
Awards and Accolades Won 2013 LAUNCH Hackathon to launch the business.
What apps/software/tools can’t you live without? Why?
Gmail (duh) * Slack (not sure why exactly yet, but I love it) * Trello (lists of lists!) * Uber/Lyft * Soundcloud/HypeM
What is your workspace setup like?
Just moved into TechStars’ Boulder office for their off-season. We got 3 folding tables, a whiteboard, and mousepads with cute cats & dogs.
What’s your best time-saving shortcut/life hack?
BetterSnapTool is pretty great. * Just installed Move and really liking it. * Custom integrations between Ramen & Slack.
What do you hate about your work?
Nothing really. Sometimes I wish I could spend more of my day working, but I’m keenly aware of how important it is to get away from work.
Besides your phone and computer, what gadget can’t you live without and why?
None. Not much of a gadget guy.
What everyday thing are you better at than everyone else?
Knowing that the answer to this question is “nothing” instead of spending time racking my brain for a cute answer that can in no way be true 😉
What’s your secret?
I can somehow be arrogant and humble in the same minute. My girlfriend, Kimberley, is a saint
When are you not working?
I’ll sleep all weekend every now and then. Other than that, this past year and the next couple are going to be work years.
What are you reading?
Nothing. Was recently recommended Escape Velocity, but not sure when I’ll get to it.
Are you more of an introvert or an extrovert?
I wildly (and unpredictably) oscillate between the two. As stated earlier, Kimberley is a saint
What’s your sleep routine like?
Most of the time I sleep ~ 10:30p – 6a. Every now and then I’ll sleep all weekend. Every couple weeks I’ll throw an all-nighter into the mix for fun.
What’s your favorite way to get exercise?
Do you follow a diet?
I’ve gone strict Paleo a few times. Parts of it resonate with me, but for the most part I eat “paleo-minded”.
Who is your fictional hero?
Christian Bale as Batman
Who is your real life hero?
In a business sense: Elon Musk, but Stewart Butterfield is coming up a fast 2nd. But I don’t know them personally, so on a personal level I gotta go w/ my parents.
What is your preferred vice?
Veg out with some Boston Legal DVDs and a bunch of popcorn.
What keeps you up at night?
I tend not to have things keep me up. The last thing that kept me up at night was fundraising related.
What are you most excited about right now?
Ramen’s next milestone.
Who are some of your favorite Colorado brands?
Kind Design: kinddesign.co