A big changePosted: September 4, 2012
For those of you who know me reasonably well, you’ll know that I really love what I do.
I love building stuff online, learning new technologies, thinking up new ways to cause change on the web. The fact that for the last four years I’ve been able to do pretty much all of this, all the time, in my work at Grist is something that fills me with a great deal of gratitude. Any list of people who have impacted me in my time at Grist will be incomplete (and so I’m loathe to even try) but I’d be totally remiss if I did not mention both the amazing mentors I’ve had here. These include folks like Scott Rosenberg, Rebecca Farwell, Lori Schmall, and (going a few years back) Dean Ericksen. And then there are the people I’ve been privileged to work with every day — Nathan Letsinger, Hanna Welch, and (more recently) Mignon Khargie and Mr. Ben Brooks. And then there’s Chip Giller, founder and CEO of Grist, and a person whose generosity, vision and faith have benefited me in many ways.
On September 13, I will be moving on from Grist to a new and totally amazing challenge at MoveOn.org. It involves lots of work with technology, data and audience-building. It’s a daunting, but also very exciting challenge for me, and I promise to post more about that soon.
Right at this very moment, however, I’m thinking a lot about how I can remain connected to Grist in the future — as a fan, a reader, a community member, a friend, a (small-time) donor and (if they’ll let me) interloper at the Owl and Thistle Pub.