Today I’d like to dedicate my blog post to welcoming our two newest R&D team members: Alex and Avi.
It is hard to imagine that it has only been a few weeks since they joined SharedBook, since they have done so much in a short period of time. So I am writing this quickly, before there won’t be any point in welcoming them. J
Alex is a member of our Architecture team. He holds the record for the shortest training period ever in SharedBook. By his third day in the company he was already showing great productivity when he started writing a PHP wrapper for our open API. Since then he managed to extend it into a PEAR package, that was accepted just last week (check this out), and he has written some amazing POCs on top of our Open API (which I promise to write about very soon, in the meanwhile, I’ll throw a teaser and say that the initial response we got for it from Caroline was: “this is wild and terrific”).
Avi joined as our IT manager and technical support team member. When he first interviewed with me a while ago, he was concerned about getting bored, and not having enough action. As I walked into his room this morning to check on our latest upgrade status, I found him in the eye of the storm, surrounded by developers, QA engineers and of course myself – all making requests at once. Anyone else would go nuts with all this action, but Avi seemed perfectly cool, smiling as he brought order to the chaos, continuing this complex process (that he just learned last week!), and spreading jokes around. Way to go Avi, that’s the spirit! Remember I promised you’ll never get bored here in SharedBook? Well this is one promise I will have no problem keeping whatsoever! J