A while ago I wrote about seeking PenPals, where I asked if any of my readers would like to become my penpal for a month. The "rules" are simple:
- I have a list of people who have reached out to me and agreed to be my penpal for the month.
- Just before their month comes around, I'll drop them an email to remind them and to ensure they're still good to do it
- Once we're both good, the PenPal will drop me an email on or around the first of the month, and so the PenPal process starts
- As my penpals and I email back and forth, I'll publish the conversation here.
- That's it.
I'm not currently taking on new PenPals as I have a list of cool people until the middle of 2025. If this experiment goes well, I'll add more dates in the future.
Here's a list of the fine folks that have signed up to be a penpal of mine. If the card is grey, I haven't started my month with that person. If it's colourful, you can click the button to read our conversation.
An Eagle Scout, hiking and climbing guide, technology nerd and very interesting guy. I really enjoyed my month getting to know Jarrod.Read our conversation →
Lead developer at Radweb working on InventoryBase, a member of DevsDoDesign, an award winning hackathon team, and a podcaster with two shows. He also makes a bunch of stuff.Read our conversation →
Tim has a vast list of interests including computers and gadgets, fishing, history, reading, writing, fitness and more. He could be found jabbering on about any one of them.Read our conversation →
A guy who likes tech, FOSS and many other things. He was born in Mexico, where he still lives. Joel studied Mechatronics Engineering and currently works in the automotive industry.Read our conversation →
Wouter is a PhD researcher at the Faculty of Engineering Technology, a bread baker's degree holder, a lover of fountain pens and an experienced programmer.Read our conversation →
Nathan is a person who enjoys many things, including; Geocaching, Servers, ARM systems, UNIX, LINUX, Flying, UASs, Transit Systems, Skiing, and much more.Visit Nathan's site →
Probably the only man in existence who changes his blogging platform more than I do. Also an incredibly talented photographer and technologist.Visit Jack's site →
Gabz has a long name, but friends, and family call him Gaby and/or Gabz. He is a tired dad of two, who blogs and works in ag science, photography, and video games enthusiast.Visit Gabz's site →
A technologist, born and raised in sunny Portugal, now based in Copenhagen. His work lies in the intersection of Machine Learning, Data, Software Engineering, and People. Duarte is in love with Technology, and how it can improve people's lives.Visit Duarte's site →
I can't actually find a great deal out about Andre from his site. I'm looking forward to learning more about him during our month of writing.Visit Andre's site →
An electrical engineer by education, manager by profession. Michał has worked in companies small and large, designing, building, managing projects and teams. He know's the perspective of an engineer and a manager. An employee of a corporation and a small family business. He also ran his own business for a while.Visit Michał's site →
Dom is another one who doesn't have a great deal of info on his site about him. He does, however, have an incredibly good domain name.Visit Dom's site →
Parker teaches maths at the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus, and at various outreach events in the Greater Toronto Area. If you are curious about what he's current doing check out his now page.Visit Parker's site →
Robin is from the Netherlands. He enjoys coding, playing around with computers, and building websites. He also hates the web.Visit Robin's site →
Farai is just some random guy on the internet.Visit Farai's site →
A product developer, working at the intersection of technology, design & mental health.Visit Rafał's site →
A husband, father, nerd, and mental health survivor from the UK.Visit Colin's site →
Father of 3, Victor is a backend software developer who works on building AWS infrastructure.Visit Victor's site →
Food Scientist and Biotechnology Engineer. His professional interests are product R+D and sensory analysis. Joskua also has experience with knowledge management. Outside of work, his interests include visual arts and video games.Visit Joskua's site →