It seems like just yesterday I accepted a position with Yahoo and began a new adventure. These last 18 months have been an incredibly exciting time in my life, and am very thankful to have been given the opportunity. I can confidently say that Yahoo is -the- best place to work as a front-end engineer.
Well, the next chapter is about to begin.
(Note: I’ve since learned it is actually “NorCal”, not “NoCal”. Me = California noob.)
What is YUI?
Why is YUI awesome?
Early on in my time at Yahoo, it became pretty clear to me that at some point in my career, I wanted to work for the YUI team. Here’s why…
- It’s an open-source project with a very liberal BSD license. Yay!
- It’s widely used both inside of Yahoo, and externally as well.
- YUI’s module system is one of the best out there. It allows you to create lean, fast, and portable applications.
- It’s one of the most important projects Yahoo is working on and gets immense support from within the company. It even has its own conference.
- The YUI team and the YUI community are equals. The YUI Gallery allows anyone to contribute to the collection of modules YUI can use, and we’ll even host the code for you.
- YUI has some of the brightest, and most passionate people in the industry working on the project. It’s an honor to be considered among them.
If you read my post on the mentality of the engineer, you’ll know that I really appreciate a good challenge. Well, this is going to be one of the funnest, most exciting challenges of my career thus far. As I listened to the FLOSS Weekly podcast episode on YUI back in 2008, if you told me I’d one day be working on that project, I would have laughed in your face.
I have a ways to go before I feel I’m at the level a YUI’er should be, but I can’t wait to get started.