The behind-the-scenes journey of an indie maker


Hey, I’m Derrick Reimer, a full-stack developer. I fell in love with the 37signals ethos back in 2009 and I’ve been bootstrapping ever since. I’ve started and sold two companies, but the truth is it’s still really hard!

My mission on the internet is to help other makers succeed at doing what they love.


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I stand on the shoulders of giants!

These are some of the books that have been influential to me.


I co-host a weekly podcast called The Art of Product.

Each week, my friend Ben Orenstein and I go deep on what's happening in our respective businesses. Our goal is to paint an accurate picture of what it's like starting a software business.

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