I’m Stephan Meijer. I live in Leeuwarden, Netherlands, where I code in light mode.
I've traded GoWion for a share in an early startup that I joined, which then got rebranded to Clearly. I helped grow the product and the team around it. First with local engineers, later with a remote team in Ukraine, where I met my wife. After working for 7 years at the company, and for 10 years on the same product, it was time to trade my position as CTO for something new.
I've freelanced, helped Kent C. Dodds launch his new website, helped early stage startups with their MVP while they were still in "stealth mode", and I've worked on my own projects.
One of Kent's tweets lead to me joining MagicBell, a YCombinator backed startup. As principal engineer, I'm helping them build the best notification product for SaaS applications, maintain their open-source SDKs, do some customer support, and work on product.
In my free time, I maintain open-source projects like testing-playground.com, work on my own SaaS products like rake.red, updrafts.app, and metricmouse.com, and when there's time left, I work on my house using my hands instead of my keyboard.