Wow. I don’t even know how to start!
So, last week I decided to play with the new Twitter interface and see if I could improve it by making tweaks and basically, realigning everything. It was an experiment, my personal opinion on what I would like to see in the new Twitter.
After writing my findings, I hit “Publish” in my WordPress with no clues of the kind of responses I’d have (if any). I remember a funny conversation I had with a friend in a bar, telling him that I was about to post a new Twitter concept, hoping that they, or another company, contact me. My exact words were “I have nothing to lose”.
The feedback so far has been surprising, surprising to the point that the article made it Hacker News and other sites. And, this is where the best part comes, a person contacted me after reading the blog post and offered me a job at his company.
This person is Alexander Aghassipour, founder of Zendesk, one of the hottest companies in San Francisco these days (and in the web certainly!). He kindly wanted to know if we could work together on their applications and other products. Knowing Zendesk and the things they accomplished… how could I say no?
We agreed on my responsibilities and yesterday signed the full-time contract. Today, I still can’t believe it. Plus, the dream is completed by being offered to flight to Zendesk headquarters in San Francisco for a couple of days.
So here’s to remember me of doing these kind of things more regularly (in other words, posting!). Oh, and my eager mind repeats to me that CVs are dead (an idea I’ve been coining a while ago).
I won’t hide my feelings: I’m terribly excited to get started with the company and do my little magic there. I feel a bit nervous too. But, in the end, I’m really looking forward to contribute, and, learn the best I can!