I'm employee #20 at Digg

It’s official. As of today I’m employee #20 at Digg. I sent in my resume in September fully expecting not to hear back, but over the course of the last few months it became apparent I was being considered for a position. I didn’t think much of it after not hearing from them for almost a month, but Brian Link sent me an email around the first of the year which turned out to be an official offer.

For those of you that don’t know, Digg is the 19th most visited site on the internet in the United States. It serves up more traffic than Wal-Mart, the New York Times or Best Buy. So, as you can imagine, I’m pretty excited about this opportunity. I’ll be arriving in San Francisco somewhere towards the beginning of February. If you’re in the area and would like to get pints please let me know.

Taking the job means that I won’t be doing any contract work and my open source projects will most likely sit idle for the time being. If you’re interested in maintaining Framework or any of my PEAR packages please let me know.

3 thoughts on “I'm employee #20 at Digg

  1. Congratulations Joe!! I’ll have to hit you up next time I’m in the Bay Area for a pint. What will your position in the company be?

  2. I’ve been slowly dabbling with Framework for a personal project for awhile now and I have to say that I like working with it. Although my PHP experience is somewhat limited if you think I could contribute in some way to maintaining it I would gladly help!

    Contact me at roamzero at gmail dot com if you think you could use a hand.

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