Nick Sweeting


Full-stack Django developer by day, internet archivist by night! I grew up in Shanghai with heavily censored internet, which quickly taught me an appreciation for free access to information. In high school, I started a free VPN for my student friends and enjoyed the experience so much I eventually dropped out to start coding full-time. Since then I’ve been going wherever the wind takes me, from an under-the-table gig for a Shanghainese food-delivery startup, to bigger startups in SF, NYC, and Portland doing everything from healthcare to aviation/agriculture, to founding my own Poker startup.

These days I work in Montreal with my friends at our tiny full-stack consultancy, while working on ArchiveBox (my internet archiving tool) in my spare time. I love making mistakes and asking stupid questions, it’s the best way to learn!