Derek Kedziora

Somehow I went from American suburbia to teaching English abroad and somehow ended up managing the marketing department at a Ukrainian tech company. The details are fuzzy, but it’s been a good ride.

My day job

I’m a writer first and foremost. The majority of my working day is devoted to creating, polishing and editing content—everything from technical documentation and marketing copy for websites, emails and blog posts.

I spent a good chunk of my twenties teaching English in China, Saudi Arabia and Ukraine. That’s how I came to love travel and eventually settled in Kyiv.

Outside of work

I spend the summer biking around Kyiv. Being outside and active is what keeps me mostly sane.

Philosophy, finding a meaningful way to live, has always drawn my interest. My bookshelf is well stocked, mostly non-fiction. I enjoy writing about the intersection of philosophy, the tech world, ethics and modernity.

I’m a daily meditator and devote a lot of my mental energy to the study and practice of early Buddhism.