I would like to take a moment to introduce Jeff Chastain, Alagad’s first employee. You may remember that roughly four weeks ago I blogged about an opening with Alagad. After many interviews with many highly talented individuals (which took up way more time than I anticipated) I extended an offer to Jeff, which he accepted.
Jeff distinguished himself in many ways during the application and interview processes. It’s hard to get into all the reasons why I decided to hire Jeff over some others (and I’m not even sure I should). What I will say is that, from the very first email, Jeff was very clear and direct and he illustrated to me that he knew what he was doing. On top of that Jeff struck me as not being too serious, while still being able to get the job done. I feel very confident that Jeff is the right guy for the job. In the words of Joel Spolsky, Jeff is smart and gets things done.
Later today Jeff will be posting his first blog entry here to introduce himself. Now that he’s started with Alagad he will be a regular poster here on DougHughes.net.
One of Jeff’s responsibilities will be to write at least one technical blog entry per week. DougHughes.net has always been an unofficial bullhorn for Alagad. So, for now, we’ll be posting Alagad-sponsored blog entries here. Eventually we will consolidate the two domains into one shiny new Alagad.com website.
So, look to hear a lot more from myself and Jeff over the coming weeks and months as Alagad begins to grow and take a new shape. The future may well be very interesting!
(Oh, and keep your eye out for more job openings!)