We are taking a break from our consulting practice to pursue longtime goals...

Jeff is doing a stint of public service as part of 18F, working to improve the user experience of government services.[1]

Alan is studying the art and science of forestry, woodworking, and gardening, with a goal of helping recover the forests in places he loves.[2]

Night Train will remain as our vessel for creative projects – writing, experiments, etc. In that realm, we are currently:

  • Supporting Open Masters – a self-directed learning community – get Wayfinder Kits to more people who could use help in this moment.
  • Helping incubate a new cooperative dedicated to building affordable tiny homes with an ecoforestry bent in Oakland.
  • Building a hobby project called HowNow for guides & recommendations.
  • Coordinating a CTO peer group for the Charlottesville community.

We recently finished:

  • Running a product discovery process for Lumin to design the next version of their smart electrical panel, which allows homeowners to optimize their energy usage, particularly in solar + battery settings.
  • Building out a data warehouse & business intelligence system for an online grocery SaaS company, Locai Solutions.
  • Helping Myth Talent reimagine the broken career search market in tech via strategy consulting, and offering career advising to individuals along the way.

And before that, we:

  • Advised on product & data strategy for Dorsata, a healthcare startup that is building products to improve maternity care.
  • Rolled out a business intelligence & data science platform for Apex Clean Energy with our partner, Stacker Group.
  • Helped Imperfect Foods rebuild the engineering and data platform that underlies their grocery subscription => food waste reduction product.
  • Led a product strategy process for Locus Health to help them dial in their approach to offering remote healthcare monitoring, especially in pediatrics.
  • Advised a group of UVa students who created Wanderer's Point to fill the advising gap for college students in transition during COVID.
  • Provided creative support and production assistance for the Basic Income Film project.
Photo by Zachary Keimig on Unsplash

Notes:

[1] Working for the government requires an obligatory note that anything you see written on this website is not on behalf of Jeff's employer.
[2] Alan is actively seeking opportunities for programs, apprenticeships, etc. so please do reach out if you have ideas!