Bootup Roommates: TinySpeck, Mozilla, & Joyent
There are a lot of great technologies being developed in Vancouver that we’re proud of, and personally I think we could do a better job telling our story. For example, not many people know of these three world class organizations being developed right in our city, and Bootup Labs is lucky enough to be call them “Roomies”… at least for a little while.
Stewart Butterfield‘s TinySpeck has temporarily set up shop in the old DimeRocker office while they wait for their new office to be renovated. Stewart is best known for creating Flickr here in Vancouver, and now splits his time between here and San Francisco. TinySpeck’s first project is called Glitch. It’s pretty amazing to watch Stewart and his rock-star team of artists and developers create something from thin air at break neck speed.
Mozilla Messaging’s Thunderbird 3 email client, developed by David Ascher and his team. David was formerly with ActiveState, which is another Vancouver success story. Everyone is familiar with the FireFox web browser developed and maintained by Mozilla. The same organization develops Thunderbird. I’ve been using the beta version for the past few weeks and I have to tell you, these guys know what they’re doing. David and his team will be here for the indefinite future, and look forward to lots of go-cart battles between team Thunderbird and team Bootup.
Joyent’s cutting edge cloud computing technology lead by VP of Engineering, Mark Mayo right here in Vancouver. Joyent is also waiting for their new office to be built and we were more than honoured to put them up at Bootup until then. Joyent makes the bold statement: “Putting the same old OS “in the cloud” isn’t cloud computing. It’s dumb computing.” I believe there will be a day when all web applications can scale linearly regardless of hardware or special coding. Joyent is the leader among the best of the best in the world trying to make that a reality.
We look forward working with these with each of these local tech anchors to help tell the story of the quality of company we build here in Vancouver. And hope to see you at LPV9 on June 17th and GrowConf Aug 19th-21st.