Well, pragmatically, I’ve actually been working for Fusion on a mostly full-time basis since October. However, there have been logistical hurdles to making it official. If all goes well, I’ll be on payroll starting May 4th.
Early last year, I was fired a month before Ava was born, found my dream job, and was laid off a month later (while on my unofficial paternity leave, to boot). It was difficult to stomach the idea of joining another company full-time, so I started my solo consultancy, Hand Built. Through Hong, Fusion became one of my clients and I helped successfully deliver strategic project after strategic project.
I’ve long wanted two opportunities for my career: 1) to write code for an actual media company, and 2) to be able to help foster a work environment I want to be a part of for a long time. Joining Fusion gives me both in spades — to the degree it feels too good to be true. We’re building a distributed team, already represented in New York, Philadelphia, Miami, Toronto, Portland and Mumbai. We open source (almost) everything. And we have tremendous freedom to decide what to build and how to build it. Or, as Davis likes to say, “enough rope to hang ourselves.”