I bought MC in 2012, found an smp in 2015. In 2017, I decided to make my own smp (play.acornmc.org) with my brother, but then a few years in, I left the Acorn team to make my own server (mc.piglin.org). After having trouble finding a good host, I bought my own dedicated server, and to cover costs, hosted a few friends on the dedi with me. Eventually, that turned into birdflop.com. My experience in Minecraft taught me how to make plugins, discord bots, and other web tools linked below.
Discord ticket bot: https://github.com/Pemigrade/BirdTickets
Discord timings analyzer bot: https://github.com/Pemigrade/botflop
Hex text generator: rgb.birdflop.com
Better Pastebin: https://bin.birdflop.com/
If you need to contact me, find DrBot#3696 on Discord.