Dave Beckett's blog

Leaving Yahoo - Joining Digg

2010-08-26 11:44

I'm heading to a new adventure at Digg in San Francisco to be a lead software engineer working on APIs and syndication.

I've been at Yahoo! nearly 5 years so it is both a happy and sad time for me, and I wish all the excellent people I worked with the best of luck in future.

Here is a summary of the main changes:

  • Silicon Valley -> San Francisco
  • 15,000 staff -> 100 staff
  • Architect -> Software engineer
  • strategizing, meeting -> coding
  • Powerpoint, OmniGraffle, twiki -> emacs, eclipse, ...?
  • (No coding!) -> Python, Java, Hadoop, Cassandra, ...?
  • Sunny days -> Foggy days
  • 15 min commute -> 2.5hr commute (until I move to SF)
  • Public company -> private company