Growing the 1530 family

A few weeks ago, we put out a call for summer interns. We posted to this blog as well as the 37signals job board. We got a lot of great candidates over the next few weeks. It was a tough choice, but we narrowed the field down to one exceptional candidate. I’ll let him introduce himself:

My name is Michael Chang and I have just finished my sophomore year as an EECS major at UC Berkeley. I’m interested in web development, Mac OS X programming, and cloud computing. I am big fan of Macs and all sorts of electronic gadgets. In my free time, I enjoy video games, playing and following sports, and photography.

Why Michael?

We were looking for someone who is hungry and wants to learn and grow their skill set. We weren’t looking for experience in certain technologies or tools. After all, this isn’t a job role we’re trying to fill. We’re simply trying to give back to the software development community. When I was just starting out, I had the fortune of landing an internship in Chicago and it accelerated my career. Hopefully we can do the same for Michael.

We’re all excited here for Michael to come on board. He will be working on a as-of-yet unannounced product for us for at least the summer. He’ll be working with HTML/CSS & Django and also be blogging here on his internship and technology in general.

So everyone please welcome Michael to the team!