Just before Christmas in 2010, Jeff and I were discussing Occipital’s plans for the next year. We had launched 360 Panorama 3.0 in early December, and it was a major success – we got to the #3 spot in the App Store and we were getting lots of really amazing 360 views uploaded every day. We decided was that we really needed a place for people to see these 360 views and we needed someone to help us build it. We split ways to get ready for Christmas, and then an hour later I got this message from Jeff:
Some dude named Mick launched the gallery for us:
i really hope @occipital makes a gallery of all their public panos
and decided why wait?
Of course we followed up with him immediately to discuss working together, and soon he left Santa Monica and joined us in Boulder on a contract basis.
Over the past few months we’ve been impressed with Mick’s web wizardry, and today we’re excited to announce that he has officially joined Occipital as part of our core team!
You’ll be able to see what he’s been working for the past few months really soon, but just in his spare time he:
- Got asked by O’Reilly media to write a book about CouchDB and Node.js.
- Won a free pass to Google IO by winning this contest by building a walking tour of San Francisco in a couple of hours overnight.
- Found time to model for Mick’s Shirts.
As for his dedication, we’ve got panoramic proof:
We’re proud to have Mick Thompson on the Occipital team, and can’t wait to show you the awesome work he’s been doing!