March 22, 2013
On Monday, I join Mozilla to work on Servo, a new and experimental web browser engine built on Rust, a new systems programming language. I am perhaps the first professional Rust programmer.
This will also be the first time in over a decade that I’m not working in a small company or a startup (usually both). I’ve been thinking for a while that it would be nice to work for a company that has real resources to solve problems, as opposed to being at the mercy of venture capitalists or the whims of users. Mozilla’s mission statement is one that is easy for me to get behind, and they are doing very interesting things at Mozilla Research.
I enjoy working on difficult and important projects, and it’s hard for me to imagine much that is more difficult or important than web browsers. It’s an added bonus to be working in and (hopefully) contributing to a new programming language. I also love working with smart people, and Mozilla seems to have those in abundance.
This is going to be awesome.