2009/05/07

Goodbye ThoughtWorks, hello Scribd

This is to inform the two and a half people reading this blog that I left my consulting career at ThoughtWorks for the Silicon Valley Internet startup scene, joining Scribd.

ThoughtWorks is by far the best place to be a software consultant, and I still love these folks. But commuting across the continent sucks, especially when one has teenage kids.

Scribd is a service that allows users to publish documents in a form that can be embedded directly into a web page. There is an interesting set of Internet-scale technical problems (that's Enterprise-scale * 10^3), and [hopefully] none of the non-technical problems that come with a consulting job. Definitely no travel (yay!)

Although Scribd is (naturally) in San Francisco, I am staying in Calgary, and my lunch schedule is completely free right now :) Feel free to give me a holler.

5 Comments:

At May 7, 2009 at 4:31 PM , Blogger Amit said...

Hi Alex,

Welcome to silicon valley startups! I also left TW (after nearly 7 years there) last year to join a tiny, pre-funded startup in Mountain View (runa.com).

All the best, scribd is already doing great, I'm sure you'll do well!

Regards,
Amit Rathore

 
At May 7, 2009 at 5:36 PM , Blogger Clinton Begin said...

Wow! That's very awesome Alex! Good for you and congratulations. Scribd is a very cool site, great technology and a neat startup concept. I think they have a bright future, as do you.

Cheers,
Clinton

 
At May 7, 2009 at 6:23 PM , Blogger Nolan Evans said...

Congrats Alex that is a pretty sweet job, I am sure you will enjoy it. You will be missed at TW I am sure :)

Cheers,
-Nolan

 
At May 7, 2009 at 9:13 PM , Blogger Josh said...

Rock on, Alex. You'll be missed, but best of luck at Scribd!

 
At December 1, 2009 at 6:18 PM , Blogger elmany said...

Hi Alex, sorry for bother you trough your blog and posting a question that has nothing to do with your post...
Do you know any good Ruby and RoR course in Calgary?
By the way... Scribd rocks!

 

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