I grew up in San Diego, and I lived there from the day I was born to the day I moved up to the Bay Area for college. SD’s a wonderful place to visit and live, with great beaches, beautiful weather, and a relaxing laid-back style to it. If your only impression of Southern California is Los Angeles, you owe it to yourself to visit San Diego!

About Adam Tow

I’m an indie developer, writing software to control products from Blackmagic Design, such. as their ATEM switchers and filing messages in macOS Mail.

In my professional life, I am currently a lead software engineer at Zoom. I previously built and ran engineering for Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher’s AllThingsD.com and Recode.net. When Recode was purchased by Vox Media in 2015, I became the tech lead for Vox Media’s events organization. In the past, I was a Reuters Digital Vision Fellow at Stanford University. Prior to that, I held various positions at startups and companies around the Bay Area.

Along with my wife, I produced, directed and edited Autumn Gem, a feature-length documentary on Modern China’s first feminist, Qiu Jin. From 2009-2013, we had over 120 screenings of Autumn Gem at universities, high schools and organizations around the world.

An avid photographer, I used to preside over the Camera Owners of the Bay Area, a user group in the Bay Area focusing on digital photography, from 2002-2009. My work has been published in The New York Times, Stanford Magazine, and the San Francisco Chronicle. I was the official photographer for the musician Vienna Teng’s 2003 Tour and Jared Polis’ 2008 Congressional Campaign in Colorado.

I graduated from Stanford University with a degree in Symbolic Systems. My focus was in human-computer interaction.

My interests are diverse: art, backpacking, cooking, running, mechanical keyboards, and photography. Like everyone, I’ve got opinions and musings on a diverse range of subjects.

I have embarked on a number of adventures around the world, visiting places such as Hong Kong, Australia, Japan, Canada, England, Switzerland, and France. I share my travel and life experiences through photographs and the written word in my Digital Journal.