Quentin Debode is a Belgian vlogger, known for creating the Belgian YouTube Gathering. He's seen as one of the first Belgian vloggers.
Debode started in October 2009 with a news show called 'The Debode Quentin Show' on the YouTube channel randombelgium. In March 2012, he ended his news show and shifted towards more vlog-type videos and collaborations.
In September 2013, Debode signed at Smosblog for a web series at the network, written and hosted by him. The show was created for students, covering typical subjects for people that go to college. Uploads were weekly on Fridays. Eventually, the schedule moved to Tuesdays, then after a while to Mondays.
In November 2014, the series ended after 32 episodes.
Removal of Videos
In February 2017, Debode deleted almost all of his videos on his main channel. Only the Tea Time series are still available, as well as some other vlog videos.
Re-launching the Channel
In May of 2017, Debode started a new video series called 'Scattered Vlog'. The first season ended after 11 episodes in August 2017. In October 2017, a podcast was launched on both YouTube and Soundcloud called the 'Honest Tea Podcast'. Episodes are released on Thursdays on a bi-weekly basis and always feature a different guest.
Belgian YouTube Gathering
Debode is the founder of the Belgian YouTube Gathering. He posted a video on 23 January 2013 asking people why there wasn't a gathering in Belgium yet, ultimately leading to him hosting the first one in August of that same year. He partnered up with the Dutch YouTube Gathering, changing his title to "Co-Founder and Event Manager".
After hosting three editions, Debode announced his departure from the BYTG event on his blog. It was later revealed this was due to "bad working conditions" and "an unfair team that only wants to make money from people their passion".
Another event for YouTube in Belgium, called the Belgian Tube Days, took place in 2016. The event itself did very poorly, leading to many people complaining on social media. Debode the launched the hashtag #BringBackBYTGwithQ on Twitter. The hashtag wasn't trending however it was used by more than 100 Twitter profiles. Until date, Debode hasn't clarified if this was a serious idea or just a joke.
In March 2017, Debode launched a Dutch news website called RE:WIND.
The format is still in beta-testing, at the moment there are around 4 to 6 articles every weekday and one on weekends. In addition to articles, there are weekly videos covering the main stories of the week.
Debode went to college, studying Multimedia and Communication Technology in Antwerp. He dropped out after two years due to being "bored" and "unchallenged".
Debode works full-time as a content creator and marketeer at a Belgian company called Snackbytes. He also co-founded the company Pixel Tree with long-time friend Michiel Vossen.
Debode got married on the 26th of August 2017 to Liv Van Oerle, who he met through Twitter while working at Smosblog.
- ↑ https://dennisamsters.wordpress.com/2013/04/29/de-belgische-youtube-community-komt-samen/ Article about Quentin founding the event (dutch)
- ↑ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rugnaX2-Kuo vlog about the upcoming Belgian YouTube Gathering
- ↑ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bl8YHa_QWD4 Montage of Belgian YouTube Gathering #2 (hosted by Quentin)
- ↑ http://www.debodeq.com/2014/06/let-it-go/ Quentin leaves the Belgian YouTube Gathering
- ↑ https://www.linkedin.com/in/qdebode Debode works at Snackbytes
- ↑ http://www.debodeq.com/contact/ Debode's contact page