sarahhnyc

comaniddy:

explainers-nysci:

On Friday August 22, 2014 the Explainer Blog Team took a trip to Tumblr Headquarters! Having never gone before, we were all super excited to meet the staff and get some insight. 

We met Katherine Barna, Betsy Cannon, Sarah Henochowicz and Janice Chang. These women told us about their backgrounds and how they attained jobs at Tumblr. It was super inspirational to hear their stories!

As a team we had many questions about how to create a more beneficial blog for our readers and we got a lot of advice that we are excited to use. Our tumblr experience was topped off with goodies and a tour of the Headquarters!

We look forward to planning a better experience for our readers and if you have any suggestions, please feel free to message us! 

Left to Right : quetevala hiba-ayub sarahhnyc alittlespace forklady42 kiestria lunarorbiter we-r-not-tour-guides abster630 comaniddy

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Yours truly and the New York Hall of Science visiting Tumblr for the best day ever.

bill
bill:

I’d just like to take a moment to point out that this email was the most urgent email that I, as an engineer, received this week. I think it’s important for me to reflect on this because I have been in organizations where panic and urgency are a commodity, and I’ve felt severely frustrated when my ability to solve problems was valued lower than my willingness to stay until 1AM and pull my hair out in an all-hands “war room” (all of which were unproductive).
Instead, Tumblr gives me the challenges I need to create urgency and drive for myself, by constantly presenting complex, high-scale, real-world problems to sink my teeth into. I might still pull my hair out or stay up late working on something, but it’s because I really believe in it, and I want it to succeed. What I do for this quirky little corner of the internet is intensely satisfying, and the motivation for everyone here is based on chasing that satisfaction and achievement. It’s a ton of carrot, and hardly any stick.
I tend to be so busy at Tumblr, not only developing but also blogging, that I can forget how much I appreciate the culture and environment here (and the people, holy crap). It’s good to take a step back and have a look at where you spend most of your hours every day. I’m glad I get to spend most of my hours at Tumblr. Everyone here “gets it”, and until you know what it’s like to wade through a sea of people who don’t, you’ll never know how great it feels to finally come home.
http://tumblr.com/jobs

bill:

I’d just like to take a moment to point out that this email was the most urgent email that I, as an engineer, received this week. I think it’s important for me to reflect on this because I have been in organizations where panic and urgency are a commodity, and I’ve felt severely frustrated when my ability to solve problems was valued lower than my willingness to stay until 1AM and pull my hair out in an all-hands “war room” (all of which were unproductive).

Instead, Tumblr gives me the challenges I need to create urgency and drive for myself, by constantly presenting complex, high-scale, real-world problems to sink my teeth into. I might still pull my hair out or stay up late working on something, but it’s because I really believe in it, and I want it to succeed. What I do for this quirky little corner of the internet is intensely satisfying, and the motivation for everyone here is based on chasing that satisfaction and achievement. It’s a ton of carrot, and hardly any stick.

I tend to be so busy at Tumblr, not only developing but also blogging, that I can forget how much I appreciate the culture and environment here (and the people, holy crap). It’s good to take a step back and have a look at where you spend most of your hours every day. I’m glad I get to spend most of my hours at Tumblr. Everyone here “gets it”, and until you know what it’s like to wade through a sea of people who don’t, you’ll never know how great it feels to finally come home.

http://tumblr.com/jobs