I am extremely happy to announce that I am joining the Heroku team! If you aren't familiar, Heroku is a Polyglot Platform as a Service for hosting web applications. The product is executed so well that they are responsible for an entire micro-industry of PaaS platforms for different languages (Python included). Company after company strives to become the "Heroku for x".
I will be responsible for the technical design of Heroku's Python offering, as well as Heroku’s voice in the Python community.
Other responsibilities will include:
- Contributing to open source projects.
- Driving best practices adoption.
- Be passionate about the general success of Python.
Best. Job. Ever.
Arc90 + Readability?
Arc90 + Readability and myself have parted ways on excellent terms. Leaving the team was a very difficult decision to make. Readability is a hard-working team of incredible individuals, working passionately on one of my favorite online tools.
Readability is very much in a "move as fast as possible" stage of growth. Unfortunately, my passions for workflow automation, best-practices, and autonomy proved to mix harshly with the style of Readability's operation.
We're very proud of what we built over the past six months, and I look forward to seeing the platform grow.
I've always found myself attracted to beautiful and elegant architectures and APIs. Heroku is a natural perfect fit. They're inspiring as both a Product, a Platform, and a Company. Here are a few selections of team marketing:
"Heroku is a do-ocracy. Makers of every stripe are welcomed here. Amazing ideas and execution are rewarded with independence and trust."
"From customer facing roles to our developers, we believe in building, not meeting."
Lastly, my personal favorite:
"We spend as long as it takes to make things right."
Needless to say, I'm tremendously excited about becoming an official Herokai™.