This Thanksgiving, there’s a lot I’m personally thankful for — good friends, healthy family, and obviously the colossal turkey in the oven as we speak. But what about Dropbox? With all the frenzy both inside and outside our walls, there’s no shortage of things we’re thankful for.
First off, we’re thankful for our first year at our shiny new SF office, and for all the new Dropboxers who’ve joined to help us build the dream (come join us!)
We’re also grateful for our happy developers finding clever new ways to make Dropbox sing.
This week in March has a very special meaning for us here at the Dropbox Team. It’s the two-year anniversary of Digg Day, where we first announced Dropbox to the public and caught the eye of tens of thousands of people.
Things were a bit different back then — our team was only four instead of the 25 we are today. Dropbox headquarters weren’t located at an office either. We all worked out of a tiny, stinky two room apartment.
One time, I woke up at 6AM to the sound of Arash’s iPhone going berserk with notifications that our servers were down.
We occasionally ask our users to tell us about their Dropbox experiences. While we are continually flattered by people who praise us for rescuing their homework and work presentations, we’re especially touched to be a part of the significant moments of peoples’ lives, whether it be graduations, weddings or births. The Dropbox team is no exception. Though we’ve certainly had our share of rescues-via-Dropbox, we’re still caught by surprise when these moments hit close to home.
Our CTO Arash Ferdowsi was born and raised in America, but his family has roots in Iran. Arash and his family occasionally make trips back to visit,
The results are in, and we’re a finalist for best new web startup of 2008! It’d mean the world to us if you could vote for us (We promise this will be the last time). Oh! I almost forgot — you can vote once a day until January 5th. Thanks!
Hey everyone! For those of you not familiar with the Crunchies, here’s a heads up: The 2008 Crunchies is our second annual competition and award ceremony to recognize and celebrate the most compelling startups, internet and technology innovations of the year. We’re going for two awards — best user-interface design and best new start up of 2008. We’d be more than honored if you could help us out!
This Thanksgiving, the Dropbox team is thankful for many things. Here are a few of them.