This really is one of the most exciting things I’ve been involved with since I joined Yahoo! I’ve been helping with the program almost since the beginning, helping to plan the pilot program as well as interviewing the candidates and teaching/mentoring. I’m extremely pleased and excited at how the program has developed. The first class will be graduating this December, and I can honestly say that I don’t think anyone would be disappointed to have one of the graduates on their team. Big congratulations has to go to Nick Fogler, whose candidate screening process hasn’t turned up a dud yet. Nick also is primarily responsible for running the program and happens to have the right first name.
I’m very big on sharing knowledge, and I’ve always felt that Yahoo! was a great place to learn in general because of the openness of the top-notch developers we have. I’m glad we’re leveraging that with the Juku program to developer more talent. This is just another way that Yahoo! is trailblazing through the industry, and another reason why I’m happy to be a part of this company.