All About You: Kurtis Rainbolt-Greene

Kurtis Rainbolt-Greene’s Twitter profile describes him as a hacker, author, minimalist, and father. He is the mastermind behind Nola On Rails and owner of Difference Engineers, LLC, a self-described firm and experienced development shop for MVPs and prototypes.

Kurtis moved back here last year to take on a position at iSeatz where he built large scale rail applications. Now, he works on what he loves: coding and new technology.

Follow Kurtis on Twitter and check out his Nola On Rails work.

What is the most exciting thing you are working on right now?

I’m currently working on two projects that share roots. The first is the next set of Nola On Rails classes, and the second is a course (multi-week class) platform. I’m calling it Parthenon.

If you wrote a regular column for Silicon Bayou News what would it be about and what would you name it?

“The Teacher’s Computer” – A Silicon Bayou article concerning education, programming, and crosses between the two. With the rise of tech education there comes the inevitable wealth of information that can improve or illuminate reader’s lives.

If you recently moved here, what brought you here?

I was offered a job at iSeatz as a Rails Developer, but also the chance to get back to my home town.

If you could win any award in the world, which would you be most proud to possess?

First Programmer on Pluto.

If you were stuck on an elevator for two hours, what one person (dead or alive) would you choose to be stuck with?

John Barnette.

IYO, which institution is most due for disruption?


If you had to pick a drink to describe yourself (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) what would it be?

Blenheim Ginger Ale

Tell us about your biggest failure.

Employment! Turns out I’m a terrible employee. Between bouts of depression and poor communication skills I’ve managed to lose clients and jobs (Or quit before I do).

What’s your favorite thing to do on a Sunday afternoon?

Code. Code. Code and think up new ideas!

If you had to eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Hamburger Poboys.

If you could live in any other time period, which would you choose?

Ten years from now, when New Orleans is really rocking the tech.

What are you most excited about happening on the Silicon Bayou that you aren’t directly involved in?

Any article by Molly seems to grab my attention.

The standard superpower dichotomy:

Give passion to anyone.