I'm Kevin, founder of Dendron (YCW21) - an open-source, local-first, knowledge base for developers. Our goal is to help devs access and structure all the information they have ever come across using plain text, markdown, and version control.
As a point of reference, I made Dendron because I wanted a better way of managing my own corpus of 30K+ notes. Dendron is the result of a decade of experimenting with different tools and systems.
The end result is A Hierarchy First Approach to Note Taking, a system that helped me instantly access any information I've noted before.
Navigating the Garden
The advantage of a garden is that it is non-linear and can offer much more context than a linear blog. This is also its greatest downside as it can be hard to know where to begin. If you want to ease into this experience and want a linear feed of blog posts, I would recommend starting off with the Blog hierarchy.
If you are feeling more adventurous, you can read about how this blog is structured below and go down your own trail!
Practices, workflows, and things I have picked up over time.
Some Memorable fact:
- I've moved on average once every 3 years before college across 3 continents and 4 countries.
- I've torn two ligaments on my right ankle
- I did improv for 5 years
You can find and contact me in the following places (sorted by frequency of use):
Working in the Open
Except where otherwise noted, content on this site is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Code for this blog is available on github.
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