I’m thriled to announce that I have finally attained the coveted blue GitHub “Staff” badge!
I’m joining the Social Coding team at GitHub as a product manager. For the last six years I’ve been writing Clojure professionally; product management is going to be quite different, but I’m looking forward to it. There are a few reasons why I’m looking forward to working at GitHub:
- Over the last few years working on Clojurists Together I’ve been looking at how to fund open source software that is in the community good. One of the best parts of the role has been talking to open source maintainers to help design funding programs that serve their needs, and the needs of the community. In my new role I’ll get to talk to even more open source maintainers, contributors, and users about their experiences with open source and GitHub.
- GitHub is a remote friendly company and the majority of their employees were remote pre-COVID. I’ve only worked in small remote teams and I’m looking forward to seeing how remote work scales to a large organisation.
- GitHub has been on a tear in the last few years, releasing many features and products. I’m excited to experience this from the inside.
- Im also looking forward to be working for Devon Zuegel. I met Devon 18 months ago when she was doing research for GitHub Sponsors, and I’ve been impressed with the work she and the rest of the GitHub Sponsors team has done since then.
GitHub is the worlds most important social network for developers, and I’m thankful for the opportunity to help build it.