One of the great thing about being a small company is that each new member of team can potentially have an effect (on the team and our products) which is greater than the sum of the parts and as such I’m very careful about who we bring into team and ultimately who we give the Batcave access codes to. So, with that in mind, I’m very proud to welcome Max Howell to the TweetDeck team.
Max comes hot from Last.fm where he lead development of the hugely successful desktop and mobile clients and, as some of you may be aware, is a well respected figure in the github community and author of Homebrew, a project which is due to overtake Ruby on Rails in terms of github popularity. And that has only scratched the surface as to what Max has been up to in the past few years.
In his own words Max is open source, prolific, multi language, design skilled with attention to detail and good eye for aesthetics. He also has one of the deepest voices I’ve heard in a long time so may give Richard a run for his money on the silky smooth TweetDeck video voiceover front.
So it’s pretty obvious Max is a prodigious talent and a great addition to the team but what will he be doing at TweetDeck? In a word mobile. And lots of it. More annoucements to come on the other new members of the team.