Making the Vimeo
Nearly three years ago, over drinks at the Brooklyn bar Hotel Delmano, I asked (now-Vimeo CTO) Andrew Pile, “Why don’t we start a dev blog?” He responded with, “Great idea.”
Then we went about our usual business of making Vimeo better. Turns out it’s much easier to conceptualize a blog over drinks than to actually make one.
The reason this blog was put off for three years is the reason the blog has to exist: we have a lot of talented people making amazing things. And not just developers, but everyone who has a hand in making Vimeo.
This blog is an outlet for us to show how we do things — how we think, communicate, collaborate, and mess around. Often it’ll be technical, sometimes it won’t. We’ll keep bad jokes to a minimum and make it entertaining for you and ourselves.
Fast forward to two weeks ago. I said to Project Manager Nikki Wiles, “What should our intro post be?” Our mercurial company culture? What it means to power the world’s most beautiful video player and support one of the greatest online communities? Our approach to problem-solving? How the company is growing like a wild beanstalk? Pixels? Aspect ratios? The answer, it turned out, was obvious. We would just be ourselves.
Dig in, this is going to be good. After all, it’s three years in the making.