I have left the Mozilla Corporation this month. A lot of people have asked me
why I decided to leave. To some, a decision like that is unfathomable.
Mozilla has been my favorite place to work ever, so leaving was a difficult
choice. I’ve done some things I’m proud of:
- I built out the add-ons search (twice).
- I helped rewrite our add-ons website in Django… and then all our sites.
- I helped us ship solid code with continuous integration.
- I helped grow our team with some solid people (about 20 people were brought
in or interviewed by me).
- I helped speed up our recruitment process.
- I helped smooth out our on-boarding process.
- I helped get a few members of PyLadies to DjangoCon.
Mozilla made it very easy to do things like this. It encourages this type of
behavior. I’ve had a lot of good mentors, and a lot of great peers.
I also learned quite a bit of python. Hiring bright python engineers who are
happy to share their knowledge helps.
The folks at Pinterest proposed an adventure for me. One where I’ll get
to learn quite a bit on the fly, but also take similar initiatives at making
engineering fun and productive. I’ll also be working on a product used by
many people, but more importantly a product that’s used by quite a few of my