Another round with the MightyOhm! Welcome back Jeff!
- Jeff has a new job! He’ll be joining Valve as a hardware designer in June!
- There is a handbook for working at Valve that was previously released online.
- Additionally, another employee wrote about the culture of working at Valve.
- Jeff highlights the importance of networking. Chris has written about this before, specifically for engineers.
- In getting a new job, it’s becoming increasingly important to show a portfolio of sorts. Jeff does this by documenting his projects on his MightyOhm website.
- Jeff’s kit business will continue but may need to be outsourced to a third party.
- Kickstarter is getting bigger, as are the projects. The Pebble watch is now at $6 million dollars (and counting) and has 26 days left.
- Ian of Dangerous Prototypes visit the SEG market in Shenzhen and show off the true power of a large electronics ecosystem/supply chain.
- New type of patent agreement out of the engineering group at Twitter. States that patents will only be used defensively and continue to be used in the same manner wherever those patents go.
- Speaking of legal issues, a seemingly bogus lawsuit is being claimed against (many) companies that sell vacuum tubes with mercury in them…that they have mercury in them! Shocker! See more from this Hack-a-Day post and accompanying law filing.
It was great having Jeff back on the show and we can’t wait to see what he develops while at Valve. We wish him the best of luck!
Thanks to sigma for the picture of the valve.