Three Mondays ago, we got a resume from a guy down in Orlando named Lewis Vance. We liked his brains and we liked his vibe.

Two Mondays ago, “Andy” Vance stopped in to interview after spending the weekend driving the tractor on his Dad’s Tennessee farm. Yes “Andy” is “Lewis” and no, “Andy” doesn’t derive from “Lewis” in any possible form or fashion.

Andy came in at noon. We offered him a job by 4:00. He accepted by 4:01.

We like to move quickly.

So does Andy.

One Monday later, Andy had packed up and moved to Nashville to start work.

A week later, Andy’s already made me feel stupid on at least three occasions. That doesn’t happen often, but it makes me happy.

Think you can make me feel stupid? We’re still looking for a few more great developers. Rustici Software is a great place to work, but it’s looking like it’s about time for us to start shopping around for some more space!

Welcome Andy! We’re excited to have you.

Mike is the Founder and was President of Rustici Software until 2016. Most recently he was the CEO of Watershed Systems. He helped guide the first draft of the Tin Can API (xAPI) and believes ice cream is the "elixir of life."