Who am I? Why this website? What will you find here?
Who am I?
Hi, I'm Xavier Damman. I'm an entrepreneur and an engineer in computer science. I was born and raised in Belgium, but I now live in NYC since 2016 (after 7 years in San Francisco). I was the cofounder and CEO of Storify that has been acquired by Livefyre in September 2013. I've started a new company: Open Collective to create a new form of association for the Internet generation.
Why this site?
It's long overdue that I get back to blogging. It's not that I don't know what to talk about. I have plenty of things, concepts, ideas that I'd love to share. It's just that it's hard for me to put them down in texts.
But I figured that I should just take a dive and give it try. It's probably the best way to get better at it!
The tech behind it
I've open sourced this NodeJS server here: https://github.com/xdamman/blogdown And the content is also on github here: https://github.com/xdamman/blog