Vercel: The Newest Chapter of My Life

I'll be joining the incredible team at Vercel to help build the future of web development.

Very excited to announce that I will be joining the incredible team at ▲ @Vercel to help build the future of webdev! I've been an avid user of #NextJS for a while now and the opportunity to help other developers build cool things with this framework is like a dream come true 🤩
Very excited to announce that I will be joining the incredible team at ▲ @Vercel to help build the future of webdev!

I've been an avid user of #NextJS for a while now and the opportunity to help other developers build cool things with this framework is like a dream come true 🤩
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I am very excited to announce that I will be joining the incredible team at ▲Vercel to help build the future of web development!

I've been an avid user of NextJS for a while now and the opportunity to help other developers build cool things with this framework is like a dream come true!

How It All Started

For me, accepting this offer was a no-brainer decision, but the path that led me to it was actually quite serendipitous.

For me, accepting this offer was a no-brainer decision, but the path that led me to it was actually quite serendipitous. Back in May, while working on @elegance, I accepted @rauchg's invitation to work on a really exciting freelance project with Vercel (details of which are TBA)
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Guillermo's Offer

However, last week, things took an unexpected turn.

I had a call with Guillermo, who suggested that I joined Vercel full-time instead and learn the following skills that would be invaluable when it comes to building a startup:

  • Hard skills like infra engineering, DevRel, E2E testing, enterprise SaaS, etc.
  • Soft skills like hiring & managing the best talent, negotiation techniques, etc.
  • I’ll also get the the opportunity to work directly with Vercel’s clients, a lot of which are Fortune 500 cos, and that will let me understand what their needs are and help me build a much better B2B product in the future.

The amount of growth potential is immense, not to mention it’ll be much easier it’ll be for me to raise at a better valuation later because of the skills, connections, and reputation that I would’ve built through this opportunity. This is really alluring for me at this stage of my career.

Saying "Yes"

Essentially, he made me an offer I couldn't refuse.

Two days later, I signed the offer and it became official – I'm now part of the Vercel family!

I would like to thank Guillermo for this amazing opportunity and Lee for being a wonderful mentor and guiding me through the trenches.

Special shoutout to Kevin for being super accommodating throughout the hiring process!

I would like to thank @rauchg for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and @leeerob for being a wonderful mentor and guiding me through the trenches. Special shoutout to @kevinvangundy for being super supportive & accommodating throughout the hiring process!
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Last but not least, to those of you who are building with #NextJS, or if you're looking to learn how to build cool stuff with #NextJS – my Twitter DMs are always open!

Last but not least, to those of you who are building with #NextJS, or if you're looking to learn how to build cool stuff with #NextJS – my DMs are always open! Whether it's a question about SWR, or a feature request for the Vercel team, I'd love to hear from you! ☺️
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Whether it's a question about SWR, or a feature request for the Vercel team, I'd love to hear from you!