Cristian Tăbăcitu

I build online products and help others do the same. I do it because it's fun and, apparently, I'm pretty good at it :-)


Favorite stack: PHP, MySQL, Laravel, Bootstrap, VueJS, nginx

For the past 15+ years I've been building web apps for creative agencies, businesses, NGOs and individuals. I've done that first as hobby, then an employee, then a freelancer. I've also worked on some super-secret projects and big brands. It's all very 007... I'd tell you, but then I'd have to kill you... These days I mostly work on my own products.

During these years, I've also opened and closed quite a few tech startups and one brick & mortar business. These failed initiatives have helped me understand on-line businesses from non-technical angles (business, marketing, growth, UX) and get a lot better at prioritization. The experience and knowledge I've gained from them have vastly improved :DigitallyHappy, and our clients are happy to confirm that :-)

After many many tries at building my own online product, in 2016 I've built and launched an open-source software, and it has grown organically well beyond my expectations. It took a lot of effort and quite a few years to turn it into a self-sustaining business, but now I'm fortunate enough to say that most of my time is spent working on my own products, for an extraordinary audience that I very much belong to (aka "the dream"). We're currently working on developing new products for people just like us.

For clients, I don't code as much as I used to, but I do put together, consult and coordinate teams that do. It's an important part of what we do with Backpack, and we're having fun doing it. We have to stay connected to the needs of real projects, and the only way to do that is by having real clients, building real products in real markets. So... if you need a team to build something online, reach out, I might be able to help.


Managing Partner

Our teams are the "secret sauce" behind a number of start-ups, small businesses and big brands. We've been building web apps for 9+ years, have clients on 5 continents and have succesfully launched & maintained over 68 projects, including:

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Backpack for Laravel
Founder & Product Owner

Helps Laravel developers easily build, customize and maintain admin panels. With over 2.2M downloads, it has helped 30.000+ developers and companies (big and small) build Laravel admin panels.

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Founder & Product Owner

An email productivity tool with one job - sending recurring emails. I work a lot, but also travel (and live) a lot, so meetings and busywork are to be avoided at all costs. Recurrr helps me do some stuff on auto-pilot. Think about it - your calendar has recurring events, your todo list has recurring tasks. Both are just reminders to do something. Recurrr takes it further - it allows you to actually do something on repeat, automatically. I use it to:

Turn meetings into emails (Sync to async)
Do Recurring Tasks on auto-pilot
Stick to good business habits
Send regular reminders
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* Yes that's bird poop. In Romania it's considered good luck to get hit by it. But if you ask me, it's just as shitty as in any other country.

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