Hi, I'm Sharif.

I'm the founder of Debuild – a tool that aims to make building valuable software significantly simpler (we're hiring)! I previously built Vectordash, a peer-to-peer cloud gaming startup backed by Y Combinator, and scaled it to thousands of users globally.

I live in San Francisco, and I spend my free time experimenting with behavioral psychology, reading the latest nutrition papers, trying to design fun software experiences, and coming up with odd questions.

My Twitter is @sharifshameem and my email is [email protected] (I try my hardest respond to every email I get).

In the Press

Wired, The Economist, MIT Technology Review, The Verge, Fast Company, Business Insider.

Recent Posts

How to Engineer Flow

June 03, 2021

On Steve Jobs

June 03, 2021

Apple and the Optic Nerve

March 28, 2021

Musicians are the luckiest people

December 05, 2020

Shaping my personality via osmosis

December 04, 2020

Solving hard problems

August 24, 2020

Alexandria – a lightweight Library Genesis ebook browser

July 06, 2020

Improving Large Video Calls

March 27, 2020

Golden Era of Productivity Tools

December 27, 2019

The Startup Operator's Manual

December 21, 2019

Developing an API for human behavior

November 17, 2019

You Need to Ship Faster

November 16, 2019

Going Super: Quantifying and Optimizing Your Life

September 24, 2019

Is this a Bug in React, Chromium, or the HTML Spec?

August 23, 2019

The Hard Things I Want to Do

August 07, 2019

Life is Great, So Damn Great

August 04, 2019

Using Cognitive Dissonance to Shape Your Behavior

July 28, 2019

Startup Questions to Answer

July 18, 2019

Metaprogramming and Reinforcement Learning

July 12, 2019

Twitter is far too expensive

June 10, 2019

Happiness vs. Fulfillment

May 27, 2019

Move to your optimal city

May 18, 2019

Theory: How to become a billionaire without being lucky

May 16, 2019

About me

May 14, 2019