September of 2012, my graduation year of my Bachelors of Software Engineering began. To graduate, a final internship was required that would take six months. In that time I needed to focus on one big project.
80beans was a consultancy in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. While doing my internship there I could finally work with Ruby and Rails after years of Java and C#.
Back then AppSignal was 80beans' new project, something only a couple people worked on at a time on Fridays. After two weeks we had planned my part on project, but like with most projects we didn't entirely stick to the planning.
On April 29th 2013 AppSignal launched for everyone after months in private beta.
By then my project was already finished, but in January 2013 I began working part-time at 80beans. For several months I contributed to AppSignal as more customers began using it and more features were needed.
Since 2016 I've started working on AppSignal again.