Dan Benjamin
Podcaster  ·  Software Developer  ·  Writer


5by5 Podcast Network

Dan founded 5by5 in 2009. It is home to shows like Back to Work with Merlin Mann, DLC with Jeff Cannata, Road Work with John Roderick, The Big Web Show with Jeffrey Zeldman, Quit with Dan Benjamin, and many more.

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Dan is a broadcaster, writer, software developer, designer, and ex-corporate stooge. He is the founder of 5by5 Productions, an Internet broadcasting and podcast network where he hosts a handful of shows including Back to Work with Merlin Mann, QUIT!, The Dan Benjamin Hour, and Road Work with John Roderick.

He is the author of Bacon Method and Hivelogic, and has written for A List Apart and O’Reilly. Many of Dan's screencasts live at PeepCode.

He has been coding for almost two decades, making things like the Email Address Enkoder, the A List Apart CMS, the 5by5 CMS, co-founding Cork’d, and creating Playgrounder. The latter two have since been acquired by Gary Vaynerchuk and Uncrate, respectively.

Dan lives in Austin, Texas with his wife and their two children.