The Speakeasy Effect

Throughout its existence, the Speakeasy gave opportunities to a wide array of individuals.

This experience had positive affects on both their personal and professional lives for years to come.


The Speakeasy Effect: Sam Foucault

The Speakeasy Effect: Sam Foucault

I view everything having to do with technology, information security, privacy, state surveillance,

The Speakeasy Effect: Maxfield Chandler

The Speakeasy Effect: Maxfield Chandler

Those founding members basically took a chance on me and gave me a career, so it has more-or-less

The Speakeasy Effect: Paul Ruiz

The Speakeasy Effect: Paul Ruiz

The experience I gained and the people I met at the Speakeasy made it possible for me to get a job

The Speakeasy Effect: Jon Ryser

The Speakeasy Effect: Jon Ryser

Speakeasy affected my life so deeply. I have continued on with my tech infatuation and am now a.

The Speakeasy Effect: April Johnson-Shults

The Speakeasy Effect: April Johnson-Shults

I enjoyed the sweat equity opportunities in the cafe. Closing on long holiday weekends to perform

The Speakeasy Effect: Cristien Storm

The Speakeasy Effect: Cristien Storm

The Speakeasy, along side Vain and Black Dog Forge, are all such fine examples of people doing

The Speakeasy Effect: Derek Kavan

The Speakeasy Effect: Derek Kavan

How did Speakeasy impact my life? I have to work in environments where I can have different

The Speakeasy Effect: Jason Jensen

The Speakeasy Effect: Jason Jensen

As a technical dunce, I don’t know how I would’ve made the transition to the Internet

The Speakeasy Effect: Brian Nelson (The Younger)

The Speakeasy Effect: Brian Nelson (The Younger)

In my earliest years at Speakeasy, I was completely fascinated not only by the technical aspects

The Speakeasy Effect: Steven Shults

The Speakeasy Effect: Steven Shults

Professionally, I learned a great deal about DNS, and about how to handle rapid growth from a

The Speakeasy Effect: Andreas Stollar

The Speakeasy Effect: Andreas Stollar

Working at Speakeasy definitely gave me the background to further my career in the tech business.

The Speakeasy Effect: Edward Bender

The Speakeasy Effect: Edward Bender

Speakeasy is completely responsible for what is now a 15+ year career in cutting edge Internet

The Speakeasy Effect: Adrian Martinez

The Speakeasy Effect: Adrian Martinez

I think of Speakeasy as “Internet College.”

The Speakeasy Effect: Daniel Pickford

The Speakeasy Effect: Daniel Pickford

Speakeasy was definitely a job of extremes and many of my most memorable experiences were when we

The Speakeasy Effect: Jessica Forbes

The Speakeasy Effect: Jessica Forbes

Some of the best and most wonderful personal relationships I have are either because of Speakeasy

The Speakeasy Effect: Nikoel Stevens

The Speakeasy Effect: Nikoel Stevens

My life has been impacted irrevocably.

The Speakeasy Effect: Jenny Jimenez

The Speakeasy Effect: Jenny Jimenez

Speakeasy taught me that successful businesses could be built on something other than a pile of

The Speakeasy Effect: Bryan Middleton

The Speakeasy Effect: Bryan Middleton

Working at Speakeasy shaped my life profoundly.

The Speakeasy Effect: Jake Soder

The Speakeasy Effect: Jake Soder

I have a whole pile of great memories/stories of working at Speakeasy. Many occurred during office

The Speakeasy Effect: Michael Wells

The Speakeasy Effect: Michael Wells

Working at Speakeasy will always remain a point of pride for me.

The Speakeasy Effect: Victor Nguyen

The Speakeasy Effect: Victor Nguyen

Speakeasy ‘Network’ was an incredibly apt name for the company. For a long time, I could trace

The Speakeasy Effect: Jaime Skolfield

The Speakeasy Effect: Jaime Skolfield

The Speakeasy had a lasting and profound impact upon my life. That can be said in so many

The Speakeasy Effect: Jacob Lee Smith

The Speakeasy Effect: Jacob Lee Smith

Speakeasy was, for me, the place where I first got to test myself without a safety net to fall

The Speakeasy Effect: Joel Fletcher

The Speakeasy Effect: Joel Fletcher

Almost everyone I know now is from Speakeasy.

The Speakeasy Effect: Adam Bidema

The Speakeasy Effect: Adam Bidema

My favorite memories of Speakeasy were the people. Everybody wanted to work there, and much

The Speakeasy Effect: Donovan Sydow

The Speakeasy Effect: Donovan Sydow

Speakeasy has been one of the hallmarks of my experiences in life and business. I have many folks

The Speakeasy Effect: Joe Wilson

The Speakeasy Effect: Joe Wilson

I met a bunch of wonderful weirdos who made me feel more comfortable in my own skin.

The Speakeasy Effect: Phil Peerman

The Speakeasy Effect: Phil Peerman

Speakeasy had more gumption, soul and vision than any company I have ever worked for.

The Speakeasy Effect: Jesse Davis

The Speakeasy Effect: Jesse Davis

Being the bridge between Engineering and Dev at Speakeasy led me to the types of development roles

The Speakeasy Effect: Amy Barone

The Speakeasy Effect: Amy Barone

Speakeasy was a special place where a good idea, no matter where or who it came from, had the

The Speakeasy Effect: John Higgie

The Speakeasy Effect: John Higgie

I have been at 3 different companies since my position came to an end at Speakeasy back in 2010.

The Speakeasy Effect: Jessamyn West

The Speakeasy Effect: Jessamyn West

Speakeasy truly gave a shit about being a community, a community of users and a community of

The Speakeasy Effect: Steven Seighman

The Speakeasy Effect: Steven Seighman

It’s pretty crazy when I break things down like that, but I really do owe a lot to my time

The Speakeasy Effect: Matthew Siers

The Speakeasy Effect: Matthew Siers

For everything else about speakeasy, crafting awesome support and administrative assets while

The Speakeasy Effect: Michelle Morano Wittenborn

The Speakeasy Effect: Michelle Morano Wittenborn

I also never loved working at a job so much in my entire life, it was like a job golden age, I