I am helping thousands of dev bloggers attain creative freedom with Hashnode. I am Sandeep Panda, ask me anything!

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Victoria Lo's photo

Hi Sandeep! Wow thanks for this AMA!

Pretty much all my questions have been asked by others.

So I'll just ask...

  • How did the Hashnode team get together to build this platform at first? Do you guys know each other before?
  • What was your journey as a developer before getting into Hashnode?
  • How did you find the drive and motivation to grow Hashnode into what it is today?

Thanks! Have great day :)

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Hi Victoria - big fan of your articles. :)

How did the Hashnode team get together to build this platform at first? Do you guys know each other before?

Fazle and I are old friends. Once we got initial traction and raised seed funding, we hired our team mates.

What was your journey as a developer before getting into Hashnode?

I along with my co-founder Fazle started coding professionally in 2013. In 2014, I quit my day job to focus on content creation. You can read some of my old articles here: sitepoint.com/author/spanda.

The idea to build Hashnode was born because of our love for content creation. Fazle and I love solving problems and teaching others what we learn. That was the primary motivation behind building Hashnode.

How did you find the drive and motivation to grow Hashnode into what it is today?

We believe developers should focus on content creation and solve real business problems instead of trying to build another blogging platform. We want to make it effortless and easy -- this goal drives us every day and keeps us motivated. We want to help each and every developer tell their story and have an audience from day 0.

Victoria Lo's photo

Wow thanks for much for the insightful answers Sandeep Panda :)

I'm so impressed by the motivation behind building the platform and the journey and creativity of the team to put it together! This is really amazing!