Nicholas Zakas' Personal Blog A deviation from my usual tech writing

8Jun/06Off

I’m a Yahoo!

I've been waiting a long time to say this, but now the cat is out of the bag amongst everyone who needed to know before making a public announcement. I have accepted a development position at Yahoo! and will be moving to California before the end of the summer.

This whole process began back in March when I was contacted by Google asking if I would be interested in pursuing opportunities with them. Of course I said yes, and proceeded to go through the interview process. Along the way, I got to meet and talk to people like Erik Arvidsson and Aaron Boodman. It was a very cool experience.

During that time, I also was approached by Yahoo! about possibly working for them. I got to meet with Eric Miraglia, Thomas Sha, and Adam Moore, who are some of the people responsible for the Yahoo! User Interface Library. I met a lot of great people and had a lot of great conversations.

The end result: I received job offers from both Google and Yahoo!...a situation that I know many developers would love to have. I also know that many would probably have chosen Google due to the prestige and the aura of the Googleplex. They have been sweeping up talented engineers left and right. For me, though, I felt like Yahoo! was a better fit for where I am in my personal and professional life right now.

Yahoo! is doing a lot of really exciting things right now, and I'm very excited to be able to join them in these endeavors.

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  1. Come’on!! You should deliver your Google oportunity to me… rofl

    I’d like to meet all the people you had oportunity to talk… they’re great people!

    I hope one day can reach your stages.

    Cya!

  2. wow congrats!

  3. Good luck with your new job Nicholas!

  4. Excellent news. Congratulations!

  5. Congratulations!

    I’m not going to deny that I’m a bit dissapointed. I was looking forward to seeing you here on the campus.

    Anyway I’m happy that you found a job that you are excited about.

  6. Well, congrats! Your book, ‘Professional JavaScript’ has turned out to be a really valuable tool for me; it’s one of a few other books that sits on the desk at my day job.

    I am surprised it took this long for a larger company to snatch you up.

  7. Congtrats Nicholas,
    I am one of the Fan’s of both of your Books, Professional JavaScript & Professional AJAX.
    I must say they are Excellent Resourses for me.
    Yahoo people must be feeling gr8 by having you joining their team.
    Best wishes for your new Job.
    Akash

  8. Thanks for the well wishes, everyone.

    Erik – sorry to disappoint, I did enjoy speaking with you. Hopefully we’ll cross paths at conferences and such when I’m out there.

  9. I said it in chat, but I’ll say it here, too. Congrats, bro!

    Now, all you have to do is yodel YaaaahhoooooooOoooooooooo! ;)

  10. Congrats and good luck!

  11. Congratulations, I’m sure you’ll like it there!

  12. I want a sound clip of Nick yodeling Yahoo uploaded ASAP.

    Congrats, bro. A long time coming and a lot of hard work made this possible. Proud to say I knew ya when…

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