I know most of us have had our worlds turned upside-down this year. More than a few people I know in the community have lost loved ones during the pandemic, including me and other members of the Glide team.
Despite the difficulty of COVID, there were many reasons to be thankful — @JackVaughan became a dad, @Mark got married, @Jason and his wife moved to a beautiful new city, @Antonio graduated from Glide and adopted a puppy, and I got engaged .
I’m hopeful that 2021 will bring more joy to all of us, and I look forward to the day when we can be together at Glide Live (working title of our future conference!).
Thank you all for your help and camaraderie during this difficult year. The Glide team is just about 12 people, working astoundingly hard. Collaborating with the community makes us feel like we’re part of a much larger team. It’s a gift that we do not take for granted.
@Harleigh_Gabrielson joined the team in October, and now holds down Operations so that the team can focus on building and shipping an amazing product. She is thrilled to work with such hardworking and talented people, and is inspired by the awesome Glide community. Alongside all of the exciting growth happening at Glide, she is delighted every day by the continual blossoming of her 2 year old daughter.
Congratulations to all of your various successes! I’m sure I speak for the community when I say that we are glad that you folks consider us, the community, as part of your “team,” and are willing to share some intimate portions of your lives with us.
Congratulations on those moments - big and small - that brought the team joy over the last year.
Most of us know nothing about each others’ lives — celebrations, wins, tragedies, or profound losses. We just get glimpses. My scientific poll shows that even the extreme version of the mentally always wells cracked around the Season 2 finale/early Season 3 episodes of the pandemic. But we set aside those acute moments of “does this even matter?” and descend into the absurdity of troubleshooting user-specific columns, a totally optional pursuit, for the greater good
Glide’s move in 2020 may have made people feel “hope” for those who have a difficult time.
I hope that the fruits that Glide will produce after 2021 will be full of “altruistic spirit” as well as profits.
That will be the driving force that many fans will want to continue to support Glide.