Episode 37: Founding the dev.to platform - Ben Halpern

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We talk with Bel Halpern about how he built the dev.to platform, how they're hoping to monetize (or not), how to keep going on a long term project, and how an April Fool's day joke went awry.

Recording date: 2019-05-21

John Papa @John_Papa

Ward Bell @WardBell

Dan Wahlin @DanWahlin

Ben Halpern @BenHalpern


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  • 01:01 Learning about sleep
  • 02:49 Guest introduction
  • 03:50 What is Dev.to?
  • 07:15 What's the business model for Dev.to?
  • 10:45 How do you keep going with a project long term?
  • 17:41 Sponsor: IdeaBlade
  • 18:40 Badges on Github repos
  • 24:42 What technologies are being used to build dev.to?
  • 28:46 What's the userbase size?
  • 30:14 What does a registered user get on Dev.to?
  • 37:09 April Fool's joke gone awry
  • 55:43 Someone to follow

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