Derek Sivers

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Derek Sivers is the founder, president, and sole programmer behind CD Baby, independent music distribution, and HostBaby, web hosting for musicians. Full-time musician since 18, he started CD Baby in 1998 knowing nothing but basic HTML, and self-taught himself just enough PHP and SQL to get by as the site grew. A hopeless learning addict, who's endlessly fascinated with the technical/programming/design process, Derek spends most of his time inventing and re-inventing the code behind his growing company's websites. Still a relative newbie among programmers, he'd appreciate any tips and advice you could give him.