Frank Harris

Hi! I’m VP Product at Betterment. Previously, I led Product at Cover, was a Group Product Manager at Etsy, User Experience Designer at Google, & User Interface Designer/Engineer at The Washington Post.


Jun 28, 2015

Sam Cooke in 1964, a few months before his death, performing "Blowin' in the Wind" on the ABC variety show Shindig!.

From NPR's Sam Cooke And The Song That 'Almost Scared Him':

Soon, Cooke was jarred by another civil rights anthem: Bob Dylan's "Blowin' in the Wind," which Guralnick says Cooke loved but wished had come from a person of color — so much so that he incorporated it into his repertoire almost immediately.

Sep 02, 2014

Winner of Josh Ritter and The Royal City Band's Make-Your-Own 'Long Shadows' Music Video Contest. Creator/Director is James Holland.

Aug 14, 2014

Charles Bradley, backed by The Menahan Street Band, performs "Why Is It So Hard" live from Mellow Johnny's Bike Shop in Austin, TX, during KEXP's broadcast at SXSW. Recorded 3/17/2011.

May 18, 2014

Updated 5/31: Is Facebook your jam? If so, like our Facebook Page and stay up-to-date with showtimes in your news feed.

I'm proud to announce my latest side project, @NYCSummerFilms.

@NYCSummerFilms tweets daily free summer movie showings in NYC. The dataset includes 20+ film series, 30+ venues, 200+ movies, and 230+ showtimes. This effort extends my earlier work on building a unified free movie calendar.

The data is available in the following calendar formats:

So far, @NYCSummerFilms includes:

If you know of other film festivals or have any other tips, let me know!

Enjoy the show(s).

May 15, 2014

Updated 5/17/2014: Added Films on the Green and Front/Row Cinema at South Street Seaport Pier. I've also created a dedicated Twitter account, @NYCSummerFilms to tweet same day reminders.

Further updates will be captured on this page.

One of the best things about New York City — and one that I never take full advantage of — is the wide array of free outdoor movies during the summer.

Based on Kottke's suggestion, I aggregated over a dozen venues and nearly more than a hundred movies into a single calendar. Each calendar entry features a brief synopsis, a link to the trailer and details about the venue or series.

The calendar is available in the following formats:

Enjoy the show(s).

Feb 02, 2014

I purchased nearly 13 years ago. I was a junior in college, and focused on getting a job and graduating, in that order.

It would be 8 months later before I would launch my first site. Then months before graduation, it transitioned to a portfolio site bolstering my much sought after experience (emphasis mine).

The portfolio site ended up getting me a job at The Washington Post — mostly because the hiring manager found the domain intriguing and felt the site was worth a cursory look.

Since then, I’ve worked at Google and Etsy building web products delighting and infuriating at times passionate users. But, I never found the time to maintain my personal website beyond a simple "Welcome!" page or until more recently a redirect to my profile page.

For the last decade, each year I would renew my domain and daydream about content. Sometimes it would be in blog form, other times music or pictures. I researched technologies and even switch web hosts seasonally thinking that was the missing piece, but knowing full well it wasn't.

I never planned on keeping the domain for as long as I have but at this point it seems like a shame to give it up.

Late last year, I left Etsy to do a startup with some good friends. I now have less time than I've ever had before, but in a weird way it seems like the perfect time to collect my thoughts regularly, so I don't go insane.

Here goes nothing.