I’ve been Dugg

» 04 December 2008 » In Me, PHP, Work »

All things come to an end, and so does my free, unemployed, wake-up-at-11-if-you-wish bum time. I’m happy to say that come Monday morning I’ll be starting at Digg as their Open Source Fellow. This is an exciting opportunity which will let me dedicate more time to PHP and other open source software, not to mention helping shore up my dwindling savings account.

Digg has a heavy investment in the open source stack and a bunch of really smart people working on it. I’m looking forward to joining the team and sinking my teeth into some very interesting problems. Plus, a major portion of my time will be spent working on PHP itself – yes, that does mean PHP 6 will be a reality that much sooner.

And now I should go take a bike ride and enjoy my remaining leisure time…

UPDATE: This post now really has been Dugg. Oh, the irony of recursion..

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51 Comments on "I’ve been Dugg"

  1. andrei
    04/12/2008 at 1:41 pm Permalink

    Congratulations! I hope to see you at some of the Digg parties here in SF. :)

  2. andrei
    04/12/2008 at 1:48 pm Permalink
  3. andrei
    04/12/2008 at 1:54 pm Permalink

    Congrats! I hope you enjoy it. :-)

  4. andrei
    Kara Murphy
    04/12/2008 at 1:54 pm Permalink

    Congrats, Andrei! One more reason to celebrate this Tuesday. :)

  5. andrei
    Philip Olson
    04/12/2008 at 1:59 pm Permalink


  6. andrei
    Aaron Wormus
    04/12/2008 at 2:08 pm Permalink

    Great news! Congratulations :)

  7. andrei
    Andrew Mager
    04/12/2008 at 2:10 pm Permalink

    That’s awesome. Probably one of the most focused groups of engineers ever assembled.

  8. andrei
    Ryan Merket
    04/12/2008 at 2:23 pm Permalink

    Congrats Andrei!

  9. andrei
    Jon Gibbins
    04/12/2008 at 2:24 pm Permalink

    Excellent! Congrats, Andrei! Congrats, Digg. :) Bring on PHP 6!

  10. andrei
    drew olanoff
    04/12/2008 at 2:28 pm Permalink

    congrats Andrei!!

  11. andrei
    04/12/2008 at 2:32 pm Permalink

    congrats! 😀

  12. andrei
    Lauren Cooney
    04/12/2008 at 2:33 pm Permalink

    HA! I knew something was up! Congrats on the new gig! Look forward to hearing much more about it!


  13. andrei
    04/12/2008 at 3:13 pm Permalink

    Congratulations, have fun there and build cool stuff

  14. andrei
    04/12/2008 at 3:24 pm Permalink


  15. andrei
    04/12/2008 at 4:11 pm Permalink

    Congratulations Andrei, good luck with the new job and all the new challenges that come along with it!

  16. andrei
    Jimmy Dolittle
    04/12/2008 at 4:14 pm Permalink

    Wow, must be nice. Lucky Dude.


  17. andrei
    Evan Goer
    04/12/2008 at 4:34 pm Permalink

    Congrats, Andrei!

  18. andrei
    Ed Finkler
    04/12/2008 at 4:46 pm Permalink

    So you work on PHP?

  19. andrei
    Sara Golemon
    04/12/2008 at 4:51 pm Permalink

    What’s PHP? What’s Digg? Who the frak are you?

    Seriously though, congrats, I’m taken completely by surprise. Did not see this coming at all! :p

  20. andrei
    Daniel Riveong
    04/12/2008 at 4:55 pm Permalink

    Hey Andrei,

    Congratulations! Hey whatever happened to that picture of me downing someone else’s pitcher of margarita…after the pong & lingerie party?



  21. andrei
    Barry Wise
    04/12/2008 at 4:56 pm Permalink

    Say it ain’t so! An open source being paid to … open source? WTH kind of business model is that?

  22. andrei
    04/12/2008 at 5:01 pm Permalink

    маааалодчик! россия гордится тобой 😉 удачи! подложи Кевину свинью хорошую от меня.

  23. andrei
    Zack Steinkamp
    04/12/2008 at 5:20 pm Permalink

    Good move, Digg! Sounds like a fun gig, Andrei.

  24. andrei
    04/12/2008 at 5:44 pm Permalink

    Congrats, Andrei!

  25. andrei
    04/12/2008 at 5:49 pm Permalink

    Congratulations Andrei! :)

  26. andrei
    Chuck Burgess
    04/12/2008 at 6:02 pm Permalink

    Congrats to Digg for enabling such a great community position, and to Andrei for being the first with the title on his business cards 😉

  27. andrei
    04/12/2008 at 6:14 pm Permalink

    Congrats! You and I need to hook up next time you’re up my way (and it wasn’t until this article got dugg that I realized I lost your RSS feed in my feedreader).

  28. andrei
    Rich Choy
    04/12/2008 at 6:16 pm Permalink

    Grats, Andrei!

  29. andrei
    Victor Choy
    04/12/2008 at 6:18 pm Permalink

    Grats Andrei~

  30. andrei
    04/12/2008 at 6:20 pm Permalink

    Very jealous of Digg, congrats!

    Now there’s no excuse to not add friend classes to PHP6. 😉

  31. andrei
    04/12/2008 at 6:33 pm Permalink


    Digg is great, php is great… this is great news, Congrats dude..

  32. andrei
    Lars Strojny
    04/12/2008 at 6:38 pm Permalink

    So PHP 6 will be done in February next year? Cool.

  33. andrei
    Samuel Lavoie
    04/12/2008 at 8:00 pm Permalink

    Congrats! great news for the PHP community and open source. Love to see company forward thinking and pay engineers for open source development as it always pay in the long run with cuting edge technology that will take the company ahead of others :)

  34. andrei
    04/12/2008 at 8:05 pm Permalink

    Congrats on your new position mate.

    Oh, the irony of recursion..

    Nickpick: That’s not irony! Not recursion either :p

  35. andrei
    04/12/2008 at 8:27 pm Permalink

    Great news. Now you have more time to work on PHP. I hope that new position will inspire you some new ideas to improve PHP.

  36. andrei
    04/12/2008 at 9:54 pm Permalink

    Congratulation. All the best with your new position.

  37. andrei
    Han So Low
    04/12/2008 at 10:17 pm Permalink

    What’s DIGG?

  38. andrei
    Alex Radyushin
    04/12/2008 at 10:38 pm Permalink


    Prisoedinayus k pozdravleniyam, zhelayu udachi, bol’shih uspehov na novom meste i udachnogo vipuska PHP6 😉

  39. andrei
    04/12/2008 at 10:57 pm Permalink

    Sounds like your going to be getting up early and
    working long hours. Guess the long hours are
    not too bad. Its getting up early that gets to me.

    thanks from tony

  40. andrei
    Peter Schade
    05/12/2008 at 12:52 am Permalink

    I hope you can blog on your work at digg and tell us all your secret programing tasks 😉

  41. andrei
    05/12/2008 at 2:41 am Permalink

    Congrats! I hope you enjoy it.!

  42. andrei
    Karthik Puthur
    05/12/2008 at 11:00 am Permalink

    Congrats to you from all of us here at GPLpedia.com — A community to Promote Open Source Source.

  43. andrei
    05/12/2008 at 1:16 pm Permalink

    Hmm… Digg’s not my cup of tea, but since they hired you, I guess they can’t be that bad.

  44. andrei
    Mathew Ballard
    05/12/2008 at 11:36 pm Permalink

    Big congrats man. I don’t know you, but hey anytime someone gets to work at a great company I have to offer up a congrats.

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