I'm Dan Benjamin. I'm a podcaster, writer, software developer, and watch geek. I'm the founder of the 5by5 Podcast Network where I get to talk to with my friends and heroes while fullfilling my lifelong dream of doing talk radio. I'm also the founder of Fireside, a podcast hosting and analytics platform I created to make podcast hosting easy, reliable, and fun. In a past life, I was a corporate stooge and eventual CTO of several startups. I've written for A List Apart and O’Reilly, made screencasts for PluralSight, and I've been coding for almost two decades. One time I co-founded a pre-Facebook social network about wine called Cork’d which was acquired by Gary Vaynerchuk, and a website recommending kids toys called Playgrounder which was aquired by Uncrate.