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Etsy Alumni: Alex aka alexandersomma

Alex no longer works at Etsy, but we still love you and wish you the best in all your endeavors! [Originally posted April 2, 2008] Etsy has had quite a growth spurt in the past year, and we have the awkward pictures to prove it. We are posting a series of About Us pieces to…

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Behind-the-Scenes of our first Online Workshop!

Anda did a How-to on Upcycling Plastic Grocery Bags. Fusing pastic is a great way to creatively reuse your trash! Anda even appliques with fused plastic! This lil video shows the behind-the-scenes of the Workshop application, which is an online multi-user environment that uses Flash Media Server. Jared was at the helm with the equipment:…

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Etsy Alumni: Annette aka annettemusick

Annette no longer works for Etsy. We will miss your skills and amazing singing voice as well. Take care and stay in touch! [Update: Originally published March 31, 2008] Etsy has had quite a growth spurt in the past year, and we have the awkward pictures to prove it. We’ll be posting a series of…

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Etsy Labs: Make a Donation. Use a Donation.

Mary is overwhelmed. Note: This was originally posted in the Etsy Garden. UPDATE: We received so many donations…that we don’t really need more. Please email Julie@etsy.com to inquire about donations.

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Bumpity Bump Bump Bump

I just have to say, WOW! 66 entries in the Etsy Bumper Sticker Challenge. Thanks to all who are participating! We asked you guys for your ideas which were already flowing in the forums. We’ve gotten some catchy slogans and fresh graphics. For those who haven’t yet submitted, your entries (up to three per person)…

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Etsy Alumni: Bre aka brepettis

Bre no longer works for Etsy, though we hope to continue to collaborate. We wish him the best of luck with all his exciting web and hacking projects! Don’t be a stranger, Bre! (The following was originally posted on March 2008) Etsy has had quite a growth spurt in the past year, and we have…

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Etsy Labs Deconstructed

We undertook a major construction project at the Labs. The DIY construction was care of Peter Corrie, Josh Wise, and Evan Vendetti.  

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Tech Updates: Etsy Mini

The Etsy Mini is now ready for you to use! This customizable widget allows you to post a neat little block of Etsy item images onto your own Web pages. The Etsy Mini can show either items from your shop (for sellers) or your favorites (for everyone). The Etsy Mini automatically updates your own Etsy…

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Etsy Alumni: Kelly aka kfarrell

UPDATE: Kelly no longer works at Etsy. We miss you, Kelly!  And we wish you the best in all your projects. Etsy has had quite a growth spurt in the past year, and we have the awkward pictures to prove it. We’ll be posting a series of About Us pieces to help you get to…

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The Etsy Labs

Hello friends, Let me start of by apologizing for all the confusion flying around in the forums. It can get totally wacky in there and sometimes it’s hard to know what to believe. Let’s set the record straight. Etsy Labs A couple of months ago, Etsy leased its first ever commercial space in Brooklyn, NY….

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Looking Backwards, Looking Forwards

In the lull between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day we were able to look back at the past year. At the beginning of 2006 when we were in San Francisco, we agreed to buckle in for a ride together. In the following twelve months Etsy grew from 1,400 to 140,000 members, and the company…

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What’s Going On

We’re all working full tilt right now. Chris, Haim and Simon are sifting through the code, diagnosing problems and remedying them. Jared’s in Singapore and Seoul presenting Etsy at a couple conferences and working from his hotel room.  Jay is collating bug reports and working on the HTML for some new features. Emily, Adrian and…

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Etsy Alumni: Paul aka pasilveira

UPDATE: Farewell, Paul! We will miss you and we wish you the best with your new job. Paul aka pasilveira is on the Engineering Team where he works on System Operations. The Sys Ops engineers work with the databases and the servers — the framework on which all of us rely.  He is very vocal…

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Etsy Alumni: Chris aka RevolvingDork

UPDATE: Chris no longer works for Etsy, but we wish him well in his future endeavors! Stay in touch, ok Chris? You’re now one of the Etsy Alumni and we’ll always remember you as one of Etsy’s proud founders The following is Chris’ About Us post, published while he was working as an engineer for…

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Etsy Alumni: Lakin aka Lakinwecker

UPDATE: Lakin no longer works for Etsy, but we wish him well in his ventures! We miss you, Lakin — stay in touch. You’re now one of the Etsy Alumni. [The following is Lakin’s About Us post, published while he was working as an engineer for the company] MP4 | Youtube | Blip.tv | Subscribe…

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