12 Apr '13, 11am

@HackerChick @JJKazakoffEigen Dont know stats, but one very remarkable is @chadfowler

Where have I been lately? Good question. When asked over these past months, I jokingly say something like, “These last 8 months at LivingSocial have been the best 4 years of my career.” But I don’t just mean I’ve been busy. I’ve been focused on building the best software development team I can to do what I think is some important and industry-changing work in the world of local commerce. And when I joke about these 8 months being the best 4 years of my career, what I really mean is that I feel like I’ve learned 4 years worth of lessons and gained 4 years worth of experience. What we’re doing isn’t easy. It’s the kind of work I’ve always sought out. I am a self-taught software developer. To date, my formal education consists of two 3-day training classes on specific programming languages (Java many years ago and Erlang in 2008). During my first work experiences in IT, I rem...

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