by Vibhu Norby (vnorby)
I, like DIllon below and several other Hampshire alumni, live in Palo Alto. After completing my Div III on Solving Email Overload in May 2009, I came out here to work for startups. I ended up at a 3-person startup called Threadbox as the second engineer. In July, 2010, we sold the company to Myspace, where I continue to work to this day on a secret product with the same team.
I have a lot of other projects that I’m working on in my own time. One of them is a real-time CRM system called Tattle.com. In my near future, I’ll probably be working on this idea or another one full time. If you’re interested in web analytics, CRM, small business software, or computer vision, and you’re an amazing web developer, please contact me.
Lastly, if you’re an aspiring entrepreneur or a programmer with entrepreneurial thoughts (I know you have them), you need to be here in Silicon Valley. Don’t be scared to make the move and work for a startup (or a big company for maybe a year, max) – everyone is hiring right now. This is still the place to be for technologists. Don’t go to Boston. If you need help finding a job out here, contact me and I can help you with that.