Zvi Band Coder & Founder. Co-Founder & CEO of Contactually. Organizer of DC Tech Meetup & ProudlyMadeInDC. Always in search of the best breakfast burrito.

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Here are the projects and initiatives keeping me busy, or still active

  • Contactually – Contactually’s relationship-based CRM helps you build the authentic, long-lasting connections that grow your business. By using the platform, discover the right person, and develop authentic personalized communication that keeps your business top-of-mind. In just minutes a day, engage your high value contacts to generate more repeat and referral business.
  • DC Tech Meetup – I’m one of the founders and co-organizers of the largest tech meetup in DC, and one of the largest in the country.
  • ProudlyMadeInDC – Marketing site for the tech community
  • Run DMC Logo Generator – A small little hack project that gets a surprising amount of traffic.
  • TalkToThe.Top – Intercom to Twitter synchronization tool – stay in touch with your top users.
  • Angry Shakespeare – Wanted to hack on the Slack API, so built a bot that lets you send Shakespearean insults to your teammates.
  • Internet High Five for Gmail – Being a giant nerd, I often drop in a “high five” into emails. I decided to spread the love.

Really, really dead projects

  • Get Metro Times – I got annoyed not being able to check times for the DC Metro from my phone and having to wait at the station, so I wrote an SMS tool to tell you the next few times for your station.
  • Struc.to – DBAAS. Didn’t go anywhere primarily because I didn’t push hard to make it so.
  • Localnik – My current pride and joy, and primary project I am working on marketing. An online marketplace for odd jobs, where people can save money by hiring someone in their area.
  • Picket Fence Project – I’ve never had a chance to participate in an open source project, so I started my own! I wanted to build a tool that makes it really easy for web developers to handle user authentication. Check it out!
  • Facebook – No no no, I’m not one of those people suing them saying it was my idea. I do a ton of Facebook apps for myself and for others. It’s a lot of fun.
  • Alex Grossberg – I made a site for my girlfriend 🙂
  • BackwardBlog – A widget/trackback link bloggers can use to gather things from their readers and read it as an RSS feed. I really fought for this, but couldn’t get a single blogger to adopt this. Frustrated!
  • Tsviki – Web 2.x application directory, where people can. I let the UI go a little too overboard, and faced some serious UX issues where it was scrap it and start over or shelve it for a later period. Tsviki also happens to be one of my nicknames.
  • ThoughtFog – Similar to PostSecret. Users can anonymously post things, and other people can anonymously reply. RSS, tagging, etc.
  • YesterdayI – Wow this was old school. Lifestreaming project – every day, you would write a short line about what you did yesterday.
Zvi Band Coder & Founder. Co-Founder & CEO of Contactually. Organizer of DC Tech Meetup & ProudlyMadeInDC. Always in search of the best breakfast burrito.

Zvi Band

Founder of Contactually.
I'm also passionate about growing the DC startup community, and I've founded Proudly Made in DC and the DC Tech Meetup.