The story all started with an email, it was 2013, and I just started learning Go, wrote a website (which has been archived after running it for 9 years) to practice my knowledge, and someone named “sqs” shot me some lines around “Hey, the website you built looks cool, we at Sourcegraph are doing something similar, we should definitely chat.” Sorry that I’ve lost that email and couldn’t recall the content exactly.
I was in Boston, who (still) loves sitting in my little dark room, with minimal social life, and he’s on the other side of the states, so I didn’t really believe we would actually be able to meet in person.
Wait, what about the “cool guy” part? I judged based on Quinn’s profile image on GitHub. I think he used it for many years before the current one (yeah, no other CEO uses a tourist-like picture taken at night and put it on the profile).
There were a lot of things that happened in 2014, one of them was the GopherCon 2014, the first ever GopherCon. Quinn emailed me that he and his co-founder Beyang were going to this conference, they also very kindly offered sponsorship for my ticket (PS: I never cashed the check, because they looked cool, and the name of the bank was also cool to me, “First Republic Bank”, think about a 21-year old young man first time received a check in his life, before had a Bank of America debit card, what a collection!)