Two months ago I left the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) where I worked for the past three years. It was a great experience, I’m thrilled to have worked with some very talented people, especially Obama’s new media team members from his campaign trail. I’ve dedicated the past six years to improving government web sites. For the first three years I worked for the North Carolina state government. As I said before, I feel government web sites need a lot of help since they’ve often lagged behind industry standards. I’m proud to have worked on sites such as dtv.gov, FCC Reboot, broadband.gov, and FCC Give.
I’ve taken a position as the creative director of Stack Overflow. It’s been a surreal experience so far. I wrote about the usefulness of Stack Overflow Q&A sites before, and now I’m part of the team. I’ve been a fan of Jeff‘s blog for years and quoted Joel‘s philosophy on UI design multiple times. They’re two tech personalities I look up to. I’m also thrilled to be working with some of the best programmers out there. When I say best, I’m not exaggerating. Joel already runs a successful software company Fogcreek and he knows how to hire top programmers. The Photo above is their beautiful NYC office. I had the pleasure of visiting there for a couple of days back in May.
The past two months have been very busy for me, in a wonderful way(this also explains the inactivity on this blog). I plan to write more about some of the cool projects I’ve been working on shortly. For now, you can visit Area 51, Stack Overflow Careers, and newly launched public beta of Web Apps Q&A site proposal.
Besides the people and projects, another thing I love about the new job is that I get to work from home. My previous job’s commute was over one hour by train each way. Now I get to spend some more time with the family.