Brooklyn, NY – October 2, 2023 – Directus, the open source composable data platform, announced today that Alex Chopin, the co-founder of Nuxt.js, has joined the company in a strategic leadership role as their new Director of Engineering.
This move underscores Directus’ commitment to driving innovation in the open source space and strengthening its technical leadership.
"Adding Alex to our team is a move that not only enriches our technical leadership but also aligns seamlessly with our core mission of democratizing data,” said Ben Haynes, CEO and co-founder of Directus. “His open-source ethos resonates with our vision. We are extremely excited to have him continue his journey with us."
Alex, alongside his brother Sébastien, co-founded Nuxt six years ago.
What began as a side project to develop server-side rendered Vue applications, has since grown into one of the most popular frameworks in the web development space.
According to BuiltWith, Nuxt has powered close to 850,000 websites globally.
“When I started Nuxt with my brother Sébastien almost 7 years ago, I never expected to have such an incredible experience,” said Alex. "During that journey we also built NuxtLabs, a startup made of talented and passionate people with a vision of what the future web should look like.”
“But after six years as an open source company founder with all the ups and downs it brings, I decided it was time for another challenge. I am exhilarated to begin this new chapter with Directus.”
Directus, a composable data platform crafted in Typescript and Vue.js, piqued Alex’s interest with its mission to democratize the world's data, and also because of its strong roots in the open source community.
"Alex's expertise in Vue.js and his experience with community-driven projects will be instrumental in advancing our engineering objectives,” said Rijk van Zanten, co-founder and CTO at Directus.
“As a founder himself, he understands what it takes to build a product and a business into it's full potential. His innovative vision and perspective will be huge for our team as we continue to scale."
Directus is the composable data toolkit and platform that allows developers, teams, and agencies to quickly build anything or everything. With over 26 million Docker downloads and 23,000 GitHub stars, it provides a robust toolkit and platform to turn any database into a headless data engine. Learn more at directus.io.