Hi, I'm Ben 🤙
Full-stack developer and founder of Playgroup. I started taking the work on my side-projects a tad more serious in 2019 and after some left turns landed on Playgroup. The project is profitable since July 2020 and I hope I'll be able to continue working on it for a long time.
While forums have been around since the beginning of the internet, they have also greatly contributed to my 'career', as I'm mostly self-taught and online communities certainly played a big role in this. I don't hate any of the current solutions out there, quite the opposite, I think most are really robust solutions and depening on your needs maybe even better suited for your communtiy. However I think there is room for improvement when it comes to some concepts of classic message boards and the space hasn't been innovating much over the past 5+ years.
If you're interested in the whole story behind Playgroup: I talk about the journey and updates almost every week on the Product Journey podcast.