About a year and a half ago I was talking to my friend Dan about collaboration, and I asked him to describe the best collaborative experience he ever had. He thought for a while and then started talking about what a joy it was working with some guy named Jacob. He described them working closely together, pair programming all day. They had a free flow of ideas, could be totally honest with one another, say anything, critique anything, and all was good. It sounded like a glorious mind-meld.
This spring when I started thinking about growing the WorkFlowy team, that conversation came to mind, and I got in touch with Jacob through Dan. It turned out Jacob was ready for a change in his career, and somehow I convinced him that joining me as employee #1 at WorkFlowy would be a fun and exciting thing to do.
He has been working with me since the beginning of July, and I can safely say he is as wonderful as advertised, and that the WorkFlowy community is lucky to have him. He will make great contributions to the product and the company. He has already helped me complete several complicated tasks, including sharding our database and migrating to a new infrastructure platform. Now, with that stuff out of the way, we’re shifting our attention to improving the product.
With Jacob’s help, we’re going to start improving WorkFlowy at a profoundly more rapid pace than you’ve seen in the last few years (which might generously be described as glacial). We will also most likely continue to grow the WorkFlowy team, and build it into what might be considered a fast moving little company.
For now, though, we are just focused on improving the product, getting momentum and enjoying ourselves.
Welcome to WorkFlowy Jacob!