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: