Wednesday, January 24, 2007

reddit jobs

Has your current job got you crying in the bathroom? No worries, because reddit is hiring!

We're looking for two whiz-bang, jack-of-all-trades programmers.

Here is the official job description:

PROGRAMMER The Programmer assists in developing and maintaining and related projects. He/she is instrumental in helping a small, sharp, focused team stay on schedule with ambitious product development and introduction plans. The Programmer writes software code in high-level languages like Python, Perl, Ruby and/or Lisp. Additionally, this person performs system administration and database work from time to time.

The ideal candidate has an engineering degree, 3 or more years experience, and can demonstrate mastery of these skills:

Python - or experience with other high-level languages like Perl, Ruby, or Lisp Unix/Linux (installing/maintaining web, dns, mail services, general system administration) HTML and other web development experience SQL, PostgreSQL or MySQL experience

To apply, please go to and apply to the Programmer position based in San Francisco.

Please also send your resume to redditjobs gmail com (this is what we'll be looking at).

Monday, January 15, 2007


I fixed that damn envelope.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

legalese and other

I uploaded a number of bug fixes today. The obvious changes are the links to the science and programming subreddits we added to right-hand side. Those subreddits should also load a bit faster now that they're cached properly.

We have a lot of work ahead of us as we continue to grow. The major milestones include a major overhaul of subreddits and categorization (some sort of tagging, probably). If you would be interested in helping with such work, let us know, we'll be hiring soon. I don't know the actual mechanics of the process yet, but once the lovely HR folks fill me in, we'll put up a post with details.

Also, along with our nifty new servers, the folks at Wired have provided us with some new legal documents -- OK, so maybe it doesn't have the same effect as a snappy load time, but it's an announcement we think is just as important to make.

The lawyers have crafted a privacy policy to meet with our previous -- albeit brief -- one. The general idea is (this is the old policy):

We will only use email addresses for password retrieval and will never give out your email address or the email addresses of your contacts without your prior approval.

Any data we collect will never be used to identify you.

Since we only ask for a username and password (which are hashed now, much to spammers' delight), the only other piece of information you may input is an email address, which has always been and will continue to be only for password retrieval.

There's also a user agreement with pretty standard language. Please take a look at both of these and stay tuned for some new site improvements that aren't in legalese.

edit: Oh, and if you've got a WordPress blog and have been looking to add your own reddit button, Christian Inzinger has built a plugin for Wordpress.