[Update: Come out to the grand opening of our Austin Studio on Nov. 17th. RSVP here »]
I don’t want to jinx anything by saying this, but it really feels like we’re hitting our stride at Evernote and it’s time to take another big step: We’re coming to Austin, Texas. Starting immediately, we’re hiring the best developers, designers, QA engineers, and product managers to create our first Evernote Studio.
When we say “studio,” we don’t just mean, “satellite office.” We mean a creative, autonomous team to build some of our most exciting new products. Our goal is to get about a dozen people by the end of the year and to keep on growing as fast as we can after that.
Why Austin? Because it’s awesome there. Several of us early Evernoters actually spent a lot of time in Austin when our first company was bought by Vignette in 2000. While there, I fell in love with the local food, music, food, culture, and food. Most of all, I really love the attitude of the Austin tech community. They just know how to build. In some ways, It’s very similar to the tech vibe around San Francisco and Silicon Valley, and in some ways it’s the exact opposite. It’s hard to explain, but I figured if we had a big presence in both places, it would come out great.
[This event has passed.] We’ll be having a little meet-up / party at the Austin W this Wednesday from 7-10pm. I’ll be there with a few other Evernote folks, so come say hi.
Of course, we’re still hiring like mad at our offices in Mountain View and Tokyo, so if you know a hyper-talented someone who wants to help us build the world’s trusted memory, send them on over.
Did I mention the food in Austin? I’m fond of it.