He worked as an engineer at Facebook and Cloudflare and is currently handling open source at Thinkmill.
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Alright, I guess it's all over now. Thanks for your questions everyone
Hi James, Thanks for the AMA.
I have a little weird question. Something which has been bugging me for a long time. I see many popular and capable developers join big companies like Facebook and Microsoft. Most of you then leave these companies in 1-2 years. What's the most common reason for this? What was your reason? I personally wouldn't leave companies like these (beautiful offices, great minds and big projects).
James, I follow you on Twitter and appreciate your raw honesty in how you approach many subjects. I noticed a while ago you were Tweeting things about Australia, saying how you hated it. It seemed as though you had some horrible encounters. Can you elaborate on your experience thus far working in a different country, the good and the bad?
What's the "big plan" if there's one that is driving all theses changes?
What kind of features you really miss from it?