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Hey I work for the company responsible for the visualization behind the president and the content on http://askobama.twitter.com

Let me take this very excellent opportunity to say that we are looking to hire a full time "front end" developer. You'll get to work on badass projects like the Obama Town Hall. Ideally, you'd be located in Austin. Find me on Twitter @efalcao to learn more.




FWIW, this was an intense project to pull off. 1000's of tweets per minute from Twitter, 8000 requests per second on http://askobama.twitter.com (where the same tweet was also delivered by us and rendered correctly).

We're not lazy or sloppy... It basically boiled down to one server sent down the right header...the production one didn't.

Unicode issues are sorta in the class of "gotcha" issue. They happen, you go "oh shit" and fix them right away. Our "oh shit" moment just happened to come at the most intense possible moment....in front of the president, with so many watching.

Wanted to reiterate once again: We're Hiring! @efalcao on twitter. Early stage startup looking for exceptional talent.


I think you did a great job, way to represent the Austin Tech scene!


Thanks so much!




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