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About In 30 Minutes® guides

The first In 30 Minutes guide, Dropbox In 30 Minutes, was published in the summer of 2012. Since then, the brand has expanded to a half-dozen titles with more on the way!

The guides are designed to make it easy to understand software, hardware, online technologies, and technology-enabled business. In just 30 minutes, readers can get up to speed on select topics. The guides use step-by-step instructions, screenshots, and lots of examples. Online, free videos demonstrate how to use the technologies.

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About i30 Media Corporation

i30 Media Corporation publishes In 30 Minutes guides and other ebook titles, as well as online videos and FAQs. The company is based in Massachusetts.

Founder’s Statement

My passion is creating digital media products that empower people and improve their lives. Nothing brings me more joy than working with a great team to develop a cool, innovative product, and successfully bringing it to market. Friends and colleagues know that I value hard work, honesty, and creativity. I am always eager to dive into the next challenge and learn from the people around me to find the best way forward.

I have worked in the media industry for most of my career. There have been many twists and turns, including a stint in the British music business and a six-year residence in Taipei, where I learned Mandarin and worked for a local TV network and newspaper. It was while I lived overseas that I encountered the World Wide Web for the first time. I was immediately inspired by the power of this new platform. After learning HTML and other foundation technologies of the Web, I started a career in the online world.

Over the next decade, I did everything from building websites to managing online editorial teams for Harvard University and several tech news publications, including The Industry Standard. I also launched numerous blogs, created or managed niche communities, and devised online marketing campaigns to promote them all.

In 2011, I completed MIT’s Sloan Fellows Program in Innovation and Global Leadership. While at the institute, I split my time between business-focused classes at Sloan and coursework at the MIT Media Lab, CSAIL, and the Comparative Media Studies department. I took part in the MIT 100K Competition, travelled to Vietnam to advise a local startup on its mobile strategy, and participated in the development of two mobile educational games, several business plans, and a software demo for a futuristic television app. I remain connected to the institute through my startup activities and the extensive MIT network.

Ian Lamont
Founder & President, i30 Media
Email: ian -at- in30minutes dot com
Phone: (617) 213-O811
Twitter: @ilamont