i'm tim bornholdt. this is my website.

Tim on stage delivering a TEDx talk in October 2023

🤷‍♂️ what's my deal?

I'm all about demystifying artificial intelligence to inspire a more ethical and inclusive tech future, where curiosity and adaptability lead the way.

I also help people figure out how tech stuff works.

Oh, and I'm the CTO at Bionic Giant, a software architect, proud dad, happily married, avid public speaker, Ruby on Rails/iOS developer, anecdotalist, musician, and endurance athlete.

You can read more about me here.

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✍️ recent posts

  • Me on stage at TEDx St. Cloud
    Behind the Red Dot: Confessions of a TEDx Newbie

    Published on November 21, 2023
    Curious about the process of getting ready for and giving a TEDx talk? From conquering imposter syndrome to mastering the art of memorable speaking, this post shares lessons and personal anecdotes to inspire and guide you in your own TEDx voyage.

  • a road along a river with full fall foliage where many people are running a race
    A Coder's Sprint: Behind The Scenes of the Twin Cities Marathon Graphics

    Published on October 03, 2023
    Ever wonder what goes on behind the flashy graphics you see during marathon broadcasts? I give a recap of everything it took to pull together a pair of leaderboard graphics for the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon, as well as how we're going to improve for next year's show!

  • a cute animated bicycle using a laptop that has a helmet on it
    Blazing Trails with Rails, Strava, and ChatGPT

    Published on September 01, 2023
    People are constantly talking about how LLMs (like the one that powers ChatGPT) will take jobs, especially software engineers. I put that to the test by using ChatGPT to help build a tiny, well-defined feature for my website.

  • a fluffy baby orange kitten with a fluffy baby puppy on its back in a grassy field with an epic sunrise in the background
    Prompt Engineering: How to Think Like an AI

    Published on May 12, 2023
    If you want to get the most out of ChatGPT and other LLM-powered tools, you need to know how to write the best possible prompts. This article will take you from "what is an LLM?" through "complex prompt chaining" and make you a prompt engineering expert in no time!

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