I’m moving back to SF next month. (!)
Two years ago, I got a call from Foursquare to build products for all things discovery. It wasn’t just a job - it was a dream opportunity for me to encourage people to explore places around them. As a travel geek, I loved the idea of taking some of that curiosity about the world and turning into the everyday experience of checking out your own city.
I’m incredibly proud to have worked alongside talented colleagues to build Explore on mobile and web, contextual place pages, a big honking rethink of the entire app, the best location database in the world, and more. We’ve transformed from a little start-up to a big-but-not-so-big company. I’ve learned so much from dens and the rest of the team about how to build and launch well-loved products full of personality.
It’s bittersweet to leave such a great team and product. Whenever you build something new and shiny that do things other companies can’t do, you leave a piece of yourself behind. I’m leaving it in good hands though and can’t wait to see the next things to come!
Lots have happened outside of work in the last two years, too. I got married (yay!), dove into the NY food world (yum!), and have met some great folks (yo!). New York has been awesome - I’m thrilled to have witnessed the burgeoning tech community, and I’m going to miss its energy and culture.
But San Francisco calls, and at heart, I’m a west coast gal.
As for what’s next, I want to continue my focus on mobile first experiences. I’ve been lucky to find a product that I love and folks passionate about gorgeous design. I’m super excited to join the Flipboard team and focus on how users discover news, media and content that matters to them.
To the next adventure!