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Continuing my string status updates ...

Since my role at Dreamwidth has been reduced, that frees me up to take a different job.

I am now the Operations Manager for StumbleUpon, a company that's been around for about 10 years and is located here in San Francisco. If you're not familiar with us, here's the synopsis: StumbleUpon is a discovery engine that finds the best of the web, recommended just for you.

I'm sure most of you are familiar with my strong stance regarding advertising in general and online advertising in particular. Well, StumbleUpon (henceforth SU) is a really awesome company, and they adhere to my strict criteria to be a Good Company when it comes to advertising. I'm quite happy with how they do things.

Anyway, I'm responsible for the ops and IT for the company and currently manage six people. Yep, ol Marky-Mark is now a manager. I was managing on Dreamwidth anyway, but that was with volunteers and remote people. Now I'm doing it face to face with people... it's very different, but very awesome. I'm really enjoying it and find myself continually challenged every day by the problems and responsibilities.

The position is exactly what I was looking for. I can feel myself growing skills I've previously only been touching the edges of and I really look forward to what the future brings.

And yes, I'm still coding and doing non-management work. :-)

Date: 2010-09-08 06:54 am (UTC)
charmian: a snowy owl (Default)
From: [personal profile] charmian
Wow, Stumbleupon. Congratulations on the new job, new role, and new skills!

Date: 2010-09-08 02:33 pm (UTC)
princessofgeeks: (BN shirts by oxoniensis)
From: [personal profile] princessofgeeks
wow, this is a big change! am wishing all the best for you however this all shakes out.
Edited Date: 2010-09-08 02:33 pm (UTC)

Date: 2010-09-08 07:16 pm (UTC)
azurelunatic: Azz and best friend grabbing each other's noses.  (Default)
From: [personal profile] azurelunatic
Cool!

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