First 90 days at

Posted: September 26th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

Jibe.comIt’s been 90 days since I left Blackboard and started a new job developing software at  The past three months have been a blast – packed full of coding sessions fueled by 5-hour energy, trips to NYC and a lot of learning.  I’ve picked up a new language (ruby) , framework (rails) and have used many other new technologies including SOLR, REDIS, Nokogiri, Mechanize, MongoDB and nginx.

Going from Blackboard and their 1500+ employees to JIBE, which is currently around 17 full time employees, has been what I was hoping for – awesome.  At JIBE, I can tell my work has made an immediate impact on the company and that feeling has been great. has been dubbed by the press a “next-generation job board”.  In short, JIBE leverages Facebook and LinkedIn to help job seekers find the best positions in the job market.  When a job seeker searches for a job on JIBE they are shown their connections to the companies hiring along with the job posts.  This allows people to use their personal network more effectively to land their dream job.