Herb Caudill

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Herb Caudill










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Hi there 👋

I’m the founder and CEO of DevResults, a small, distributed, bootstrapped company that makes monitoring and evaluation software used by international aid projects.

Recently, I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about how to solve some of my fundamental frustrations with the way software works.

I believe that my software should:

  1. 🛠️ let me change it to fit my needs
  2. 🛫 let me work offline
  3. 📦 give me control over my stuff
  4. 🔌 integrate with other software

I’ve put a lot of my energy lately into the repos at @local-first-web, which address points 2 and 3 on that list:

  • @localfirst/state is an automatically replicated Redux store that gives your app offline capabilities and secure peer-to-peer synchronization superpowers.
  • @localfirst/auth provides decentralized authentication and authorization for team collaboration, using a secure chain of cryptographic signatures.
  • @localfirst/relay is a tiny service that helps local-first applications connect with peers on other devices. It can run in the cloud or on any device with a known address.

Thies, Senegal, 1997

I was born in the US, grew up in Panama and Ecuador, and taught math in Gabon and Guinea as a Peace Corps volunteer.

I’ve lived in Barcelona since 2016.