Charity Majors+ Your Authors @mipsytipsy CTO @honeycombio; co-wrote Database Reliability Engineering; loves whiskey, rainbows. I test in production and so do you. 🌈🖤Black Lives Matter🖤 Jun. 27, 2020 1 min read + Your Authors

CONGRATULATIONS to my dear friend @spang, @jermops, @breanneboland and the rest of the @nylas folk on securing their latest round during the worst and weirdest of times. 🦠💥✨ 

True story: nylas was our very first paying customer. Nobody likes to be the first; they tried a handful of logging tools before circling back. (To this day, a substantial chunk of our users qualify as tool refugees..."sadder but wiser".)

Their engineering team is a treat;

idealistic, humane, well grounded in first principles. It is a team that values learning and progress. I imagine they are hiring. 🙃

We shared a wall on Natoma in 2017, now they are our upstairs neighbor and sublease our office to us. The world is small. Well done y'all.

In sadder news, @darklang effectively shuttered this week, laying off all their employees. 💔  or "restructuring for the long term" as I guess we're calling it now.

I truly hope that's true; darklang is one of of those audacious, ambitious moon shots that you can't help but root for.

It could be the future...if we're lucky. Most likely, we won't be. 🙃 But it does seem more like a 20-30 year future than a 2-3 year future, sigh.

Sorry, I should clarify that darklang is not at all shuttering; @paulbiggar is keeping the flame alive himself for now. 🔥✨ and I wish them all the best 💜🌈

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