Troy Harlan

Troy Harlan

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  • Name: Troy Harlan / 846ccd6cf422489a6efc5302b6c475af.png: @TheInfovore
  • Location: San Francisco, CA
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  • Occupation: PeopleSoft Consultant

About Me

My wife Julie and I moved to Portland from San Francisco in October '07. We've since moved back to San Francisco in September of 2010. We love to travel and to ski (alpine - not any of that cross country stuff).

I grew up in small town Indiana. Two of my grandparents were Amish, but I was more into the pies and trampolines at reunions than horse and buggies, etc. I played all kinds of sports growing up, but only when my parents could yank me away from the Atari 2600 or Commodore 64.

Apparently I like to move or be on the move since graduating high school I have (thanks mostly to work) lived/worked in the following cities (in order):

  • West Lafayette, IN (college)
  • St. Louis, MO (3 college semesters for engineering co-op)
  • Houston, TX (2 college semesters for engineering co-op)
  • Chicago, IL (Home '97 - '99)
  • Munich, Germany (4 month project)
  • San Francisco, CA (Home '99 - '07)
  • Houston, TX (2 year project)
  • Detroit, MI (5 month project)
  • Memphis, TN (5 month project)
  • New York City, NY (4 month project)
  • Miami, FL (4 month project)
  • Fargo, ND (4 month project)
  • Portland, OR (Home '07 - '10)
  • San Francisco, CA (Home '10 - present)

Social Network Identities

Every social networking service I participate in, including Twitter, can probably be found at my Google Profile page.


My social networking nickname is "TheInfovore" because I like to consume information. Lots of it. Apparently it's in my personality, so more often than not I can be found reading about one of the following topics:

  • Tech
  • Product Management
  • The housing bubble, bust, and ensuing financial crisis
  • Evolution
  • Evolutionary psychology
  • Evolutionary biology
  • Economics
  • Politics
  • Brain theory
  • Portland
  • Portland's tech peeps
  • The world's's tech thought leaders

News/Blog References


  • Bachelor's of Science degree in Civil/Environmental Engineering from Purdue University

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