Hi, I'm Michal

I'm the one-man-army behind Syften. Working solo and full time on delivering fresh, hand baked, artisanal mentions straight to your inbox.

I graduated Wroclaw University's Computer Science department in 2014 and spent my career as a programmer and systems administrator. I've been programming since 12 and running servers since 14, always with my trusty 1989 IBM Model M keyboard. The highlight of my career was membership in the OpenBSD project. In April 2018 I quit and decided to start my own business.

After making a few failed products one of them finally started to gain some traction. To find more customers for it I wrote a script that would notify me when someone mentioned a particular phrase on Reddit. I shared the script to Indie Hackers to a very warm reception. It turned out that this script was a lot more popular than the tool it was created for. So I switched to working on it full time.

I named the tool Syften, after an Old English verb meaning to sift, strain, or percolate; to pass through a riddle. See https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/syften.

I live in Krakow, Poland and after work (and between COVID restrictions) I like to dance the Argentine tango.

A special thank you to

Abi Noda for helping me get started.

Sean Murphy for helping me gain traction.

Olly Meakings from Roast My Landing Page for marketing advice.

Reilly Chase for guidance.