Sincere apologies for the lack of communication at our end. We dug ourselves into a cave and didnt wanna get out till we got something out to folks outside the core team.
After months of hard work and sweat, we shipped our alpha product to select friends & family. It is not fully baked and hence it the alpha tag. As someone said “Shipping is a feature”. So we have shipped it with minimal features that we would like to iterate on. The results so far have been promising. We wanted to keep you update to let you know that work on the product is going full speed.
To Friends & family who have stood by us during these difficult months, a heart felt “thank you“.
P.S: We are looking for senior associates/team leads to help us take us to the next level.
- The Week has begun & its already starting to drag! – You beginning to find your job boring!
- You want to be part of a big dream & create products that reach your family & friends!
- You LOVE to hack and want to contribute to open source as part of your work
- You are a Ruby hacker.
We at Taazza are looking for Senior Associates to be part of a small but fun team to develop cutting edge software(real time) for news aggregation & delivery. We use ruby extensively here at Taazza (Nanite/AMQP/Sinatra/Hpricot to name a few!)
Your school & degree are not as important as your drive & passion! Here is what we are looking for:
- Have the inclination to LEARN & keep up with new technologies.
- Have a good knowledge of data structures
- Ruby / Java as a programming language
Nice to haves:
- Ruby on Rails
- Based out of Bangalore
If you believe this is you please email us (jobs [at] taazza [dot] com) & we can chat over a drink or a coffee! or call us at 9902842735.
If you know someone who fits the bill then share or forward this information. You WILL be rewarded (handsomely too!)
I am particularly excited to announce the next addition to our team as he comes from my alma matter! It has been a fulfilling experience hiring Palani Murugan. Palani comes to us from Thoughtworks and will be joining us a Senior Associate. He’s ruby code ninja and is passionate about Movies. Here is Palani in his own words/pictures.
Things have been pretty busy for us here at Taazza, more people on-board (announcements in a few) and loads of work. But the workhorse that is helping do all the work is Hanuman, the SUN machine(x4150) that has been gracefully given to us by SUN Microsystems. For those who don’t know Hanuman, he is a character from the Indian Mythology who personifies strength, belief & the will to accomplish things, something we expect from our server 😉
I have pleasant memories of SUN Microsystems, as it was the first UNIX machine that I started my career with. They bring strong R & D experience and support to our organization. I would like to thank Bakshish Dutta of SUN Startup Essentials for making this happen. They have been an invaluable partner and have been helpful in getting us started.
And trust me we are putting Hanuman’s strength to good use 😉 Our Hadoop clusters, crawlers are pounding the server pretty good.
The churn has begun.. Interesting times ahead 😉
Looking forward to a great partnership with SUN!
Hanuman took a great ride home from the shipping center (Indian style). I leave you with some pictures of his journey.
We are thrilled about it! After interacting & reviewing loads of resumes & candidates, we have made our first hire – Nakul. Nakul brings passion, skills & the drive to work on new technologies! We are happy to have him on board. This is a big step for us!
I will let Nakul speak for himself:
Hi! Nakul here… I’m from delhi , born brought up and schooled, moved to Jaipur for my engineering in Computer Science and now on my way to Bengaluru to join TAAZZA as an Associate Developer. My computing strong holds include C/C++, SQL and VB.NET, Ruby, Perl, XML, HTML , data structures and networking. I also enjoy working in DB2 , Adobe flash and photoshop.
At TAAZZA I’m looking forward to working on Ruby, Perl, and well anything that comes my way.
Moving on to my personal domain! the things I enjoy in my freetime are reading quotations, my current favourite being “It’s not enough to be good when you have the ability to be better.” and my all time favourite “When all else fails there’s always beer.”
As for Sports I’m into are cricket , Formula 1 and tennis. Movies that I usually prefer are ones that have nothing to do with reality! Sci-Fi is all I like.
Looking forward to being part of Taazza both as a developer and a user alike!
We continue to look for associates to be part of our team so if you would like to be part of our growing team write to us at jobs [at] taazza [dot] com. And while you are at it please take the time to review our post on what we are looking in our candidates