About Freestyle Mind
About Oscar Del Ben
Hi, my name is Oscar Del Ben and I am the guy behind Freestyle Mind. I created this website because I think I have something to share. This is my story so far:
- In 2005 I left school at age 18. Not sure about my future, I began working in some factories while studying programming in the evenings.
- On January 2007 I opened my first company. My job was to sell stuff and clothes on ebay, working two hours per day from home and managing all the importing hassle while learning some english.
- In late 2007 I also started offering programming consulting to various startups, and eventually I started doing that full time for one of those companies. At the same time I began to be very interested in personal development and lifestyle design.
- In 2009 I started this blog, because I wanted to share my experiences in a direct way with everyone that was interested.
I was born and raised in Pordenone, Italy. Since I could barely talk, I've always been recognized as the one who never follows the rules.
As I grow up, things got worse. While I was doing very good at school, at one point I realized that I had no interested whatsoever in what they were trying to teach me, and I eventually quit and began to study alone.
Today I like to try and create new things, challenge assumptions, and write. Oh, and I still do programming consulting and I usually work from home and live a frugal lifestyle.
About this website
This website is dedicated to my cousin Matteo, who passed away in early 2009, and to everyone else who believes we have something special to give to the world, despite who we are and where we come from.
P.S. I also have a homepage if you are interested.