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September 01, 2005  Want to Work with Me?

Posted: 8/03/2005
Updated: 9/01/2005

I recently left Adobe to join Max Levchin in his latest quest to create useful applications/services. Max was a co-founder of PayPal, and left after he sold PayPal to EBay. At this point I am the only designer, which means that I am about to bottleneck a growing gang of talented Python programmers.

If you enjoy coding/designing websites that conform to web standards, know that tables are meant for tabular data, aren't afraid of Cheetah, want to push the limits on what is possible on the web, are not afraid to stay up all night to get the job done, and want to work in downtown San Francisco, send me an email.

P.S. If you're a crazy Win32/GDI+ hacker, Mac developer, or QA ninja, you can also contact me and I will put you in touch with the proper authorities. Or just solve this puzzle.


[trumpets playing] Sergio Villarreal (of and a fellow 9rules member) is joining us at Slide. This means that 1) my head will not explode from juggling too much work, and 2) we will have a very talented designer/programmer to push the interactivity and richness of the website.

I've been very particular about the front-end. I wanted it to be clean and straightforward, but I wanted it architected properly. I want to show that we can conform to web standards (XHTML 1.0 Strict, CSS 2.0, WCAG) without having to sacrifice aesthetics or do away with the seductive, rich features that one associates with non-compliant websites. Sergio is motivated by a similar vision (or maybe he's just good at faking it?), which is why I'm so excited to work with him.

(Sergio also comes highly recommended by Andrei Herasimchuk, and those who know Andrei know he is not easily impressed.)

Posted by johnnie at September 1, 2005 12:03 AM


Would I get paid more money than I know what to do with, and be moved to california for free?

If so then I might be interested. Also if there is ever a need for some tele-commuting freelancers... I guess I would be interested in that as well.

Posted by: Chris J. Davis at August 3, 2005 05:26 AM

We will pay you more money that you know what to do with and then the state of California and city of San Francisco will take it all away. ;)

Congratulations on lauching LifeHut, btw. Everyone go to when you get a chance and check it out.

Posted by: Johnnie Manzari at August 3, 2005 10:50 AM

Wrong side of the world. Pity. Hope you find someone good!

Posted by: Benedict Eastaugh at August 4, 2005 04:56 AM

I would be interested !!! what is the job description?? Designer or Developer.
I'm not a Mac Developer, i've used windows most my life, but i do know xhtml, css, and some ASP and MS SQL.
If you think that i might have a chance on getting this position, i can send my resume..

Posted by: pixy at August 11, 2005 09:26 AM

Great news for slide. Good luck guys.

By the way, I dislike your spam limit question very much. Can you put your name down there beside it some where?

Posted by: Jeff Adams at September 1, 2005 11:05 PM

Jeff, good point about the spam limit thing. I will make the template change.

Posted by: Johnnie Manzari at September 2, 2005 08:56 AM

Well, the cat's completely out of the bag now! I'm really excited about joining the team at Slide, Johnnie. You were all great on my stay there, and I'm not just saying that.

I'm looking forward to getting together with you guys for work very soon. And Andrei: Thanks a lot man! Remind me to buy you a beer next time I see you =)

Posted by: sergio at September 4, 2005 06:39 PM

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