Posted on: June 10, 2010 in Technology

A new gig!

Let me open with the big news: I’ve taken an engineering gig at Twitter and I couldn’t be more excited!

I’ve always been one to choose my own adventure. In the past, this has led me to found and work at a string of small scrappy startups, of which I am immensely proud. But new challenges are also important - they help us to grow and hone our craft.

A couple of months ago, I went down to Chirp - Twitter’s developer conference - to promote a Twitter app I developed called BirdHerd. While BirdHerd received some great press during the conference, what really happened was I was struck by two things:

  • The quality and passion of the team at Twitter
  • The scale of the problems the team are tackling

Basically, I realized that I wanted to play too. All of those users. All of that data. The scale - It was all just too irresistible. I was sold.

I believe that Twitter is a truly transformative product - so much so that I think we have trouble even imagining where it will take us in the years to come. Will Twitter be able to tell us who our next President will be, before voting even starts? Could Twitter help spread revolutions in far away countries? Perhaps Twitter will fundamentally change how businesses interact with their customers… Who knows! But I *do* know I want to be there front and center to find out.

Twitter is a product that I use every day, and I’m incredibly stoked to be working on making it better.

So in the immortal words of James Brown:

6 Responses to “A new gig!”

  1. 1
    Colin Brumelle Says:


    * Krista, Shelby and I are moving back to San Francisco end of August

    * We’re renting out our Vancouver house - - spread the word!

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    Hillary Hartley Says:

    Kudos and congrats, Colin. Your excitement after Chirp was palpable. So psyched for you! And selfishly happy you’re all coming back to SF! Can’t wait to get the Juniors together.

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    boufflet Says:

    yes, good to ear you so happy. Congratulations!

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    DShan Says:

    Big huge congrats, Colin. That’s amazing news. Time for @chrismessina to find a new place to live!

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    David Ayre Says:

    Great news C ! Sounds like a fortuitous gig ! If you ever want to downgrade to Emily Carr, have i got a job for you !

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    Phil Rabin Says:

    Hey Colin! Hope all is twawesome in San Fran! Sounds like a great gig. You should give an update blog post.

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