Q. Who is this Adam Wiggins guy?
Q. Why did you leave Heroku?
A. It was time to move on. I'm proud of Heroku and everything I've done in the last six years. But like any other entrepreneur (or human being), sooner or later it's time to do the next thing.
Q. What's the next thing?
A. Vacation, travel, time with friends & family. Tinkering with new technologies.
Q. Are you going to start a new startup?
A. Almost certainly. But not in the immediate future.
Q. Is Heroku awesome?
A. Obviously. I'd like to thank YC/PG; all our investors (Redpoint, Baseline, Ignition, &c); everyone who's ever been a Heroku employee; Salesforce.com; the authors of Ruby, Rails, Ubuntu, and Git; and my mom.
Edit: I was able to find https://twitter.com/hirodusk/status/340573647813083136 which says "My near future involves a lot of r&r, but I'm definitely not done building things. :)"
People had the same complaint when I left reddit. :)
Sometimes it's just more fun to see where the winds take you.
is this related to the rap genius mess?
You see stories all the time like "Founder X leaves ____ 2 years after acquisition by ____." There's one just from today about a Tweetdeck founder: http://techcrunch.com/2013/05/31/iain-dodsworth-leaves-twitt... .
I always knew they were a wicked, wicked company :)
Can you come back when you have something useful to say ?
Apparently he doesn't even have a Wikipedia page.
His own website says "I'm a hacker, entrepeneur, anarcho-crypto-geek, and drug policy reformer. I'm a cofounder of Heroku and a board member at the Marijuana Policy Project. In the past I've made video games, electronic music, and Burning Man art installations. I like Norse mythology and things that glow."
The only thing that stands out I guess is "cofounder of Heroku", but that's not very informative. Was he someone of special import at Heroku... will the service die without him?
So... right back at you. Can you come back when you have something useful to say?
And if you happened to put your real name on your profile then you absolutely cannot mention anything like that.
This is the elephant in the room that everyone wants to know.
I doubt this story would even have made the front page of HN without the outing by Rap Genius.
the way to deal with this kind of bullying is to call them out on it. show that what you are is normal. hence my post. because bullies aren't going to attack someone who has status and confidence, who shows that the behaviour they were criticising is reasonable.
sure, some trolls are simply wrong. but if they're wrong you can show that. there was nothing wrong here. just a bunch of cowards who saw a chance to bash someone else in the name of being offended (and i suspect, depressingly, with the hope that the person they were being offended for would recognise and reward them - because famous entrepreneur on hn. eugh).