In 2001 I had just graduated from a small town high school and headed off to a small town college. I found myself in the quaint computer lab where the substandard computers featured two browsers: Internet Explorer and Mozilla. It was this lab where I fell in love with Mozilla — a browser that gave developers actual tools to solve dev problems.
It took me 7 years to get to Mozilla. I spent 5 years at my first industry job and another two elsewhere before I got to my dream: Mozilla. You need to remember that I didn’t grow up in a tech-centric place — Wisconsin is full of farms, cows, and people dreaming outside of the cornfields. When Mozilla came calling, though…I felt like my career was primed for lift-off.
I joined Mozilla as a member of the Web Development team — my focus was the Mozilla Developer Network.