This is the third iteration of the Sentiers website, which presents the weekly mewsletter but is also an evolving portrait of what’s going on in both my writing and work. You can have a look at the homepage for a better idea of the types of ideas one can find in the weekly and other writings. At its core, the newsletter is the central output of what I’d like to become a more diversified “streaming publication.”
Currently, you can read through the newsletter and blog. As membership grows, I’d like to periodically transform this stream of content into zines and reports. Some quarterly publication reviewing or diving deeper into specific topics. Currently, I work on a rhythm of quarterly projects, supported by paid members.
About the author
I’m Patrick Tanguay, a generalist, synthesist. To read more about my current thinking, you can have a look at the articles page, I still sporadically blog on my personal site, and of course the archive of the weekly newsletter as well as the unlocked member’s Dispatches.
Previously I was a web developer for 15 plus years, co-founded the first coworking space in Montréal, Station C, and co-initiated the critically acclaimed print magazine The Alpine Review. Over the years I also helped start a number of groups bringing people and ideas together: The Awesome Foundation Montréal, Webcamp, Creative Mornings Montréal, and Hacks/Hackers Montréal. Back in the day I was steward of the oldest and longest running blogger meetup, Yulblog.
The Sentiers website is built with the pretty fantastic Eleventy, a file-based site generator which publishes the site based on notes I’ve taken in Markdwon in the no less fantastic Obsidian.
The membership part of the website is built with WordPress, said memberships are handled by Memberful, payments with Stripe, and the newsletter itself is sent with MailChimp.
The site design is based on a theme by Anders Norén who was nice enough to make it available under an MIT Licence, the identity (brand) was created by Marie-Claude Doyon / Double page. The typefaces are Lora and Source Sans Pro, both served through Google Fonts.
Stats for site visits are compiled with Fathom which is privacy-focused and cookie-less.