We first met Michael Allen when he walked into the World Headquarters a couple of years ago, hat in hand, looking for a job. We weren't ready for a full time guy at the time, but we kept in touch and he did some freelance work for us. And over the last couple of years he has impressed us both with his design taste and his talent for writing great front end code. In fact, without prompting, several people we know and respect have praised Michael's coding talent.
Michael's ambition (walking into an office asking for a job takes a pair), his talent, and his want to be part of a web team made it an easy decision for us when we were looking our next team member.
It has been a exciting and productive first two weeks for all involved and we feel very confidant that our product going forward is going to be even better.
2007, you might be kicking our butts right now, but we got a team forming that is ready to fight back.