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Hi! My name is Caen De Silva.

Fullstack Web Developer, Software Engineer, & Open Source Enthusiast

About me

With a background in freelance front-end development, nowadays, I am mainly building open source projects with PHP and the Laravel ecosystem. Most notably, I created the Laravel-based static site generator HydePHP.

  • 🌍 I'm based in Scania, Sweden πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ͺ
  • πŸ–₯️ See my portfolio at or my GitHub profile.
  • βœ‰οΈ You can contact me at [email protected] or on Twitter/X @CodeWithCaen.
  • πŸš€ I'm currently working on HydePHP and other fun experiments!
  • 🧠 I love learning, and am currently learning more about Applied Artificial Intelligence.
  • 🀝 I'd love collaborating on HydePHP and anything else I'm working on!
  • ⚑ I'm always open to constructive criticism. If you see a mistake in my code, let me know, and send a PR!
  • 🎩 You probably know me as the creator of HydePHP, the Laravel-based static site generator.


I've been creating websites for over nine years, about five of which are with PHP and three with Laravel. I favour object-oriented code, and I love working with a Git-based workflow. I've studied computer science and taken programming classes since I was young, equipping me with a solid foundation to quickly pick up new languages and frameworks, and to actually understand the code I'm writing.