Actually, looking back at the last 3 blog posts that I’ve made, I’ve pretty much given away who exactly I’ll be working for 🙂 In fact, one person out there guessed correctly.
Anyway, when I found the posting on the search engine, I sent in my resume with a cover letter, I stalked HR over on LinkedIn, and then finally I went into the place physically with another letter telling them why I was Seemant Kulleen. 7 interviews and a few weeks later, they asked me to work with them on a contract to come up with rules and judging guidelines for their contest. It’s actually a pretty sweet contest, with a ten thousand dollar cash prize at the end of it, with weekly one thousand dollar prizes before it.
I advised them on the rules and guidelines and indeed made two specific requests:
- deflashify the front page
- don’t launch browser windows on clicks, let everything live in the same window
For those of you who did go to that site before and after, you’ll notice the difference. I think it’s a lot more user friendly now, don’t you?
And now, it’s a few weeks later, and I’m joining their full time staff. I can not tell you how excited I am about this. I think the technology is fantastic, and I think the scope for growth and emergence of a standard for StreamSQL is tremendous. Let’s face it, people, the amounts of information that need to get processed are just growing. Fast. There are needs all over the place to process as much of it as fast as possible. And StreamBase, to me, seems to have the best position to do just that.
In the next episode, I’ll talk a little more about their technology and why I got all excited about it.