As The New York Times’ chief technology officer, I had a crucial role in guiding the company’s successful transition to digital, and an opportunity to work with and learn from some of the most talented journalists and software engineers in the world. It’s undeniably one of the world’s most influential institutions doing work in the public’s interest, and has… Continue reading Why I left being CTO of The New York Times, joined a startup, and am pledging 20% of my equity to charity
The following is the farewell memo I wrote to my colleagues at The New York Times. Subject: A career is like a garden Dear Colleagues, As you may know, I have accepted an offer to join a startup on June 1st, and therefore have made the difficult decision to leave The New York Times,… Continue reading A career is like a garden (farewell memo to nytimes colleagues)
If you haven’t heard the news about the earthquake tragedy in Haiti, you can learn about it at: http://www.reddit.com/r/Haiti The Reddit team at Conde Nast is working with a charity called DirectRelief to help the earthquake victims in Haiti. DirectRelief can use your help. 100% of the donations made to them are going to Haiti… Continue reading Please help the people in Haiti affected by the earthquake
The mission of One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) is to empower the children of developing countries to learn by providing one connected laptop to every school-age child. You can help accomplish the goal and help make education for the world’s children a priority, not a privilege. OLPC is offering1 a Give One Get One program… Continue reading Donate to a good cause and get a useful laptop computer
If you are able, please help the tsunami disaster relief efforts in South Asia: http://www.google.com/tsunami_relief.html Good companies like Apple, Amazon, Google, Yahoo and others are doing a great service by featuring a request for help on their home pages. Here are some screenshots: http://photos.rajiv.com/gallery/337743 If you know of other companies doing this, please email me.