Tuesday, October 6, 2009

v 1.0 vs. v 1.1

I am having a running argument with our Chief Technology Officer, who insists that our upcoming launch should be version 1.0. The new site will be entirely different in look, feel and functionality. I say that we should call it version 2.0, or, at the very least version 1.1, paying homage to our initial website.

In all fairness, the CTO had nothing to do with the initial website. I developed it all by myself using a Yahoo! template. It took me a few hours, and I wouldn't say it was the most attractive website, but it worked. Quite an accomplishment for a girl with the tech skills of a seahorse.

While that site was short on features, it did introduce many followers to the concept of receiving job opportunities via Twitter. And we managed to develop an impressive list of customers (recruiters) who were willing to experiment in this new medium.

Going forward, we will introduce many features that will make the experience so much better for jobseekers and recruiters alike. But I'd like to remember our humble roots, the early adopters, and the loyal customers who inspired us to make Tweetajob an innovative recruiting platform. Here's to version 1.1!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Preparing for Lift-Off

Last week we demo'd our product for the first time. We had the luxury of practicing our demo on a friend, so we had worked out many of the kinks. Still, software has a way of misbehaving at just the wrong time. I held my breath as our CTO walked a talent VP through the features. The big moment came at the end of the demo -- the proof that it worked. And it worked!

So Tweetajob v. 1.1 will arrive later this month, and we're so excited we can't contain ourselves. The upcoming week will include more previews, more software testing, and preparing to attend two industry conferences. Hope you're looking forward to Monday -- I sure am! CMH