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The current headline is eye catching, but a more accurate one might be "I wrote their iOS library for free and I got a job offer".

iOS and android libraries for free. He was hired after that

And contributed a bunch to the ruby one.

My favorite part about Ben, is before he was an employee, he would take over the morning support shift on IRC.

He would help with technical integration, redirect to support, etc. I was very appreciative - it also allowed me to see how much he cared about fostering the community :)

Agreed. It's a great story, but the premise is a little disingenuous.

Completely disingenuous would be more accurate. More hits that way tho, I suppose.

They wrote an Android library, too!

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