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Etsy Alumni: Paulie aka OhPauleez

Paulie, we will miss your dance moves! Good luck beyond Etsy, as you pursue your endeavors. Paul, aka Paulie D, aka OhPauleez, works on the engineering team here at Etsy — on the infrastructure and framework, in particular. He’s known for being a cheerful early riser and for having some serious dance moves. Even though…

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Why yes, please do tailgate.

Congrats to Yael Frankel! She wins the coveted $150 Etsy shopping spree. We got about 150 amazing entries to our bumper sticker challenge! Thank you to all who participated! I’m going to do a shout out to all of you tomorrow. There were so many great ideas and slogans and we had a hard time…

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T-shirt party

We’ll have a stack of books on easy DIY t-shirt modifications, all the sewing machines and sergers in the Etsy Labs arsenal, a large and strange array of notions, appliquemaking bar, and pitchers of grapefruit mimosas.   Yeah, yes, come to it. Please see photos too on flickr.       

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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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Etsy at Shadowcraft

Etsy went down to Pittsburgh to check out the scene and take part in Shadowcraft. We met many a fun Etsian and were totally impressed by their eggcrates stacked up the wall. Walls are boring and egg crates are boring, but somehow the combo of the two–when in crafters’ hands–is amazing! Note: This was originally…

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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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Bumper Sticker Challenge

Hey everybody, there were such good ideas being bandied about on this forum thread that we decided to launch a quick little contest. Design a new Etsy bumper sticker! We encourage teaming up: if you’re not a swell designer, but you’ve come up with a good slogan or the other way around. • 11.5″ x…

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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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Supplies Swap, Sho-nuff

Come on down to the Etsy Labs for our very first Supplies Swap! Tired of wading through your home’s knee-deep overflow of feathers, string, art supplies, and construction paper? Do you have trunk loads and/or small piles of old clothes, beads, books and papers, yarn, miscellaneous whatnots? Are you coveting piles of other kinds of…

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Up With Upcycling

And the weiner — er, winner — is…Wiener Bench by JackRabbit. We were impressed by JackRabbit’s ingenuity and dumpster diving. She scavenged discarded and broken furniture from the curb on trash night where she lives in Philadelphia. She also posted on Craigslist and collected sweaters headed for the garbage. The labor-intensive process of unraveling the…

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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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