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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Just a little light reading...

http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/07/18/one-on-one-chad-dickerson-ceo-of-etsy/

Very interesting...

4 comments:

  1. Very interesting, indeed: "we have 100 engineers, and any single engineer can deploy code to the live site at any time. It happens about 30 times a day." He said they could do all that without blame--well, he isn't reading the forums! There are an awful lot of sellers who aren't very fond of those willy-nilly changes that affect our sales!

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    1. Ah, yes...they've already rolled out one of their damage control announcements. http://www.etsy.com/teams/7716/announcements/discuss/10641726/page/1/

      My disenchantment grows with each passing day.

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    2. Saw that. Too much damage to control! I know programmers must have leeway to experiment, but they generally don't do it where it's hitting somebody in the pocket. Said somebodies are likely to take a hike.

      Jewelry makers on Etsy are already a lost tribe. I think the way to go may be be some sort of collective, in the way some component-makers are setting up as group (like ceramics folks). Hmmmm?

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    3. The hacker squad was at it again today. Someone is trying his/her best to win the three-armed sweater award.

      I definitely think that artists pairing up like Staci & Genea, etc. is one of the ways to be seen and make a good use of skill, tools, & materials. I've been swapping components with a couple of amazing artists who work in ceramics and porcelain and it's working out well for us. They don't want to do copper components and I don't work in ceramic or porcelain but all we needed new goodies to work with to get ready for fall and the holiday season. Works out well for all involved!

      I wish I could pair with someone else who makes metal components. Double promotion would be great!

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