Rian van der Merwe

Wandering thoughts from the Pacific Northwest

Hi ๐Ÿ‘‹

๐Ÿก My name is Rian and I live in Portland, OR with my wife and two daughters. I am a product manager at Wildbit, where I work on Postmark.

๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ’ป I write a blog called Elezea where I share articles and resources for software product managers.

๐ŸŽธ As a side project I run a tiny record store call Elezea Records that you should check out.

๐Ÿ“ฌ I also write a weekly newsletter to help you create better products, and understand the broader impact of technology on our work and our lives.

๐Ÿ“– I wrote a book about product management called Making It Right. You can read an excerpt on Medium and buy the book on Amazon.

โœ๏ธ I occassionaly write some personal essays on this site. You can see a list of some of them here.

โ˜•๏ธ Letโ€™s connect further on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

๐Ÿ‘Œ You look nice today.