A picture of myself hiking in Banff National Park

Hi, I’m Damien, a software developer with a passion for teamwork. I’m currently living in the city of Berlin and can be found find hiking, sailing or reading whenever I’m not in front of a computer screen.

My career started over a decade ago when I began to repurpose my math classes in school to make video games for the TI-83+ graphical calculator. I soon found out that family, friends, and friends of friends where willing to pay me for creating their websites. After a short attempt at studying computer science, I worked for a startup, worked for another startup and later found myself working for yet another startup, which eventually grew to thousands of employees. It’s been an incredible journey so far and I can only hope that it will stay this way in the decades ahead.

When one of my all-time heroes encouraged me to share my thoughts with others in 2019, this site was born. It is my attempt to better the lives of my fellow programmers by teaching what I’ve learned and found to be valuable.

If there’s anything you’d like to discuss with me, I’d love to hear from you! You can ping me on Twitter or send me an email and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.