I have been working at BzzAgent for a little over four months now, with the team that builds the application we all love and use as bzzagent, employee or customer (the large and complex web site you log into to enter campaigns, report your Bzz activity and choose rewards from, that Greg and Brady use to build campaigns, Graph Man & Data Girl to analyze ongoing campaigns, ComDev to read and reply to BzzReports, sends email as our french-canadien mascott Jono …).
That’s what I work on most of the day though recently I have been very focused on hiring more people for the technology team to help out Kurt & Brian. Two new Java developers are coming aboard in May and we’re looking for one more as well as a QA person (Quality Assurance). If you know anyone, let us know ! (Vishnu & Matt, we can’t wait to have you aboard !)
So, while managing the development of the BzzAgent web application is my main task, every now and then, I receive a cryptic email from Dave Balter that both sparks my interest _and_ makes me shriek and recoil in terror :
I’d like to implement a follow on idea to 90 days. Let’s discuss the way we could/should do this when you have a minute!
In the past, these emails have led to the 90 days of BzzAgent (with Greg as the designer) and the new BeeLog (with Brady). Working on those projects is like setting up a heist, you have to plan for everything, be stealthy, rely on your team and dress in black. It ends up being very rewarding as the blogs populate and people all around our community get involved.
So I went in Dave’s office so he could tell me about his new project and asked me to keep it “on the qt”. In the interest of transparency I am letting you in on it here but there is not much more I can say yet. It’s not going to be a re-hash of the Butman chronicles and will be much fun. There is a ton of technology involved but it’s mostly about the oldest medium in human history.