Woody Hayday

Woody Hayday Bio

Developer, entrepreneur, author

Born in St. Albans, England. Woody Hayday grew up on the West coast of Wales, where he spent his time exploring the outdoors. At eight years old he gained his first access to a computer, a BBC Model B, which marked the beginning of his lifetime interest in technology.

He has since travelled to diverse parts of the world while working as a programmer-entrepreneur, writing software and creating businesses. In 2011 Hayday moved to Ghent, Belgium, where he started committing himself to writing and began editing his drafts of a novel.

After publishing Canopy Harvest in 2017, Hayday took a break from writing and started ZBS CRM with co-founder Mike Stott, which went on to be acquired by Automattic in 2019.

Currently residing in Pembrokeshire, Woody is working as a lead developer for Automattic, and writing for himself.

Alongside software and writing, Hayday’s other passion lies in the permaculture movement; a system of agricultural and social design centred around simulating patterns observed in natural ecosystems. He is the founder of Plant a Book.com, and balances the abstract nature of code and prose by raising trees in his second sustainable food-forest.

Woody Hayday is a maker at heart, and you can browse through his side-projects here.

StormGate Alchemist Books Plant a Book

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