Wow, I haven’t had a chance to post the rest of my photos from Cali. It’s been a whirlwind over here.
Some of Patrick’s roommates were nice enough to give us a tour of Dropbox. They have a saying over there, “It just works”. It’s probably been one of the most profound things I’ve heard in a while. It’s not just a sign on the wall—it’s in the air they breath.
I really like how they’ve invested so much into culture. They describe things as looking polished on the outside, but it’s total chaos internally.
Part of that is because they weigh their organization around product delivery, and making “it just work”. Reaching that kind of level requires doing anything necessary to get the job done right.
Their CTO also has penchant for product. He emphasizes QA and it’s a huge part of the design process there.
Anyway, more on this later. I have more photos that I’ll have to dig up from my iPhone. ^_^