A decade ago, I started at Twitch, and now my time here is ending. It has been an incredible ten years. Twitch has become a "large" company, and I find myself, after ten years wanting something different, something smaller, something like Twitch was in 2011 when I joined. I leave on a high note and will miss the most incredible job I have ever had. In my time at Twitch, I have accomplished much. I joined to write our Broadcast SDK. I wrote the system that until recently powered in-game drops, I rewrote our big-data pipeline (including writing Kinsumer ), I collected two carrots and much more. My most significant achievement, and probably the thing I am proudest of in my career, is founding the Safety Product (now Community Health) org at Twitch. I was the first employee, and I leave it four teams strong with many engineers, product managers, data people, applied scientists and more. Safety is something we care a lot about at Twitch, and I'm happy to have had some impac
Popular posts from this blog
In the future I hope twitch.tv/justin.tv will have a changes page and I can post this there, but until then I will post minor changes I make. About a week ago I added keyboard shortcuts to the players, please note you have to have the player focused (click on it), and the shortcuts will not work in fullscreen mode (flash's fault). Up/Down - Volume change Page Down - Mute Page Up - Un-Mute Control- P - Popout Control-F - Fullscreen If anyone has ideas for keys, feel free to tell me.
In my previous blog post , I talked about finding a job with a positive impact on the world. Well, I'm happy to say that on Monday, February 14th, 2022, I will be starting at Sunpower as the Principal Software Architect(Titles/shmitles, I'll be the most senior IC). Sunpower is a company going through a pretty significant transition since 2020. They spun off their solar panel manufacturing , then the long-time CEO stepped down and was replaced by a new CEO Peter Faricy. The New CEO has pushed the company closer towards a residential strategy, and just this week, Sunpower announced it would sell the commercial and industrial business . Additionally, Sunpower has an aggressive plan to get solar into the hands of historically marginalized communities, and the program includes a strong mandate on D&I. I am very excited to be joining a company going through a transition like this. Additionally, I am more excited to join a company that announces "MW Recognized" in