News is out today that Chad Dickerson is leaving Yahoo! to become the CTO of Etsy in New York. That's fantasic news and I wish him the best of luck. Having made a similar decision myself, I know it's not easy.
How time flies. I still remember interviewing Chad on the phone a few years back and talking about some experiences we had in common: using Perl to wrangle news and content feeds from varous partners and so on. It didn't take long to realize he'd be a great addition to Yahoo. That turned out to be quite the understatement. :-)
Chad and I worked together in various capacities for a few years at Yahoo! and he truly made a mark there, kicking off Hack Days, helping put the Yahoo! Developer Network on the right track, and generally kicking ass. Seriously. Ask anyone who worked with Chad.
I know this will be a big loss for Yahoo! and Brickhouse but it will be an even bigger gain for Chad and Etsy.
My only regret is that we didn't get to work together longer.
Good luck, Chad! And welcome to the ex-Yahoo! club.
Posted by jzawodn at July 22, 2008 12:30 PM