tyler the tech

Who is Tyler the tech?

Yours truly, Tyler Von Harz. Computer store owner by day, still staring at a computer screen by night.

As someone who’s passionate about technology, I’ve been fortunate enough to build a few successful ventures that aim to make a positive impact using the power of tech.

Sounds kind of vague and unhelpful? Let me explain. But first, an inspirational quote to set the mood:

“Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he can and should be and he will become as he can and should be.”

Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits

My first passion was TVH Computers

Growing up without money to get my PC fixed or buy new parts, I had to get creative. A childhood spent fixing computers led to me starting my own computer store as soon as I turned 18. I started small since I only had the savings earned from fixing computers in my teenage years, and I turned it into a massive success. I even decided to write a book about it because why not?

My favorite part is that there are always new problems to solve, new things to learn, and new ways to do things you never knew about. I still work in my store here and there, though I have since turned most of the day-to-day over to my employees so I can focus on growing in other areas.

“Contrary to popular belief, my experience has shown me that the people who are exceptionally good in business aren’t so because of what they know but because of their insatiable need to know more.”

Michael E. Gerber The E-Myth Revisited

Ty Dev Studios is my core passion

ty dev studios

I always loved designing and building websites. But after starting a business out of it, I realized the best way to scale, was for me to focus on the web copy and find specialists to work on everything else.

Since starting, I’ve grown through multiple freelancer networks and platforms, both online and offline, and built a small team of developers and content creators.

For me, the most fulfilling work comes from collaborating with startups who are passionate about addressing important issues and creating lasting impact. Check out TyDevStudios.com if you want to chat!

“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.”

Dale Carnegie

I’m No Programming Expert…

So I decided to start a YouTube channel where I teach coding! Makes complete sense right?

Well, I do know enough to be dangerous. But one thing I realized is that my most effective learning method is something called the Feynman Method. Basically, you study a bit, put away notes and resources, then try to explain all of the concepts and procedures as if you are teaching your fellow learners.

Feynman said that if you could teach the material to a group of peers, your understanding was good. If you could explain it in simple terms that a child could understand, you’d mastered the material.

I’m learning and teaching JavaScript. Check it out!

“Fall in love with some activity, and do it! Nobody ever figures out what life is all about, and it doesn’t matter. Explore the world. Nearly everything is really interesting if you go into it deeply enough. Work as hard and as much as you want to on the things you like to do the best. Don’t think about what you want to be, but what you want to do. Keep up some kind of a minimum with other things so that society doesn’t stop you from doing anything at all.”

Richard P. Feynman

I spend most of my time writing.

YouTube is fun when I get the chance, and I’m always working on a new web app or project.

But these days I spend most of my time writing. Between:

I’m always writing something.
Plus, I’m always open to taking on more work. Check out TyDev Studios to chat!

“If you are trying to decide among a few people to fill a position hire the best writer. it doesn’t matter if the person is marketer, salesperson, designer, programmer, or whatever, their writing skills will pay off. That’s because being a good writer is about more than writing clear writing. Clear writing is a sign of clear thinking. great writers know how to communicate. they make things easy to understand. they can put themselves in someone else’s shoes. they know what to omit. And those are qualities you want in any candidate. Writing is making a comeback all over our society… Writing is today’s currency for good ideas.”

 Jason Fried, Rework