After freelancing (or hustlin’ – as I called it) for the past year and more, I’m finally settling down. As of last week, I’m now the CTO of Paperless Post. Though I truly loved working with a number of the clients I helped out over the past year, Paperless Post made me an offer I couldn’t refuse – not just monetarily. The team they’ve assembled is not only extremely talented, but is a pleasure to work with and constantly challenging each other to do great work. It would take nothing less to get me to commit to a project full time. That’s not all, though. For my friends and followers in the open source community, you’ll be happy to know that at PP we’re already using a number of my projects including Sammy.js. I actually worked to get into my contract that my responsibilities as a member of the community and a maintainer of these and new projects is part of my job. This means that I should actually get some dedicated time to work on Sammy and hopefully extract some of the cool ideas that we’re working on and get to share them with the community.
Paperless Post isn’t what you’d think of as a typical web startup. Sure, theres funding, competitors, crazy deploys, late night coding. However, they’ve actual made a business and the world outside of silicon alley has already noticed Its not a twitter mashup or a buzz word filled rails app with some missing vowels in the name. Our goal is not to constantly push the envelope, its to do a couple things really well and with style. I can’t tell you how excited I am to be helping to shape the future of this product.
The past couple of weeks has been a serious roller coaster of emotions but somehow thanks to my wife and friends I’ve landed on my feet and I’m better for it. Thanks especially to my former clients for being so supportive during this crazy transition.