Making stuff as a founder of Avocado. Former music-maker. Tuna melt advocate. Started Google Reader. (But smarter people made it great.)

New Google kid: Aaron Boodman

Under the layers of scripts, components, and rants, that's the motivation for building...I want more great interfaces on the web. I want to see new, interesting ways to navigate applications. I want to see the web community continue to lead the software industry into the future of interface design., March 07, 2001

We're very lucky. Aaron Boodman (a.k.a. youngpup) is on board; nice young man that he is - he's accepted our offer and is now working with us here at Google* where his first project will be improvements and features to Blogger's UI. Then later - he'll be helping us to transform our relationship to content generation into something richer, useful, and easier-to-understand.

He's multi-talented and won't just be writing large, Rube Goldberg-esque Javascript sky castles (though we do like those on occasion), but I think it's important to note that to some of you he's best known for having written a lot about (and a lot of) client-side scripting.

His Googlism says it best: aaron boodman is the man when it comes to web ui s

*reviews* Well, it doesn't exactly say it best. But we can overlook the lowercase text-transformations. And that weird last letter "s".

Thanks, Aaron. We'll try to keep the weather here nicer than Seattle.

*For those wondering, yes this is the result of this post about looking for people interested in working for Google. But we're not done hiring yet. Not by a long shot. Let me know if you're interested in joining the Google UI or Engineering team...
posted at October 27, 2004, 2:49 PM


  • At 7:18 PM, David said…

    Congrats to Aaron and to Google for getting such a great guy. His googlism beats mine, hands down.

    (Do I get any sort of finder's fee for this? ;)

  • At 10:29 AM, ernie said…

    Oh my god, are you guys serious? Didn't even only recently accept a job at Microsoft and move to Seattle, like, 3 weeks ago?

    Congrats to you guys tho. Mad smart folk.

    PS: We need to get dinner sometime soon, eh?

  • At 10:47 AM, boogs said…

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  • At 11:55 AM, boogs said…

    muah! That seattle thing was just my evil plot to get google to bring me on, since the first time I applied they laughed me out of the office.

    Worked like a charm, of course.

    But yeah: as crazy as it sounds, I'm off to san francisco in a month.

  • At 12:14 PM, Anonymous said…

    One can only hope this new addition will mean more meaningful attention will be paid to handling error conditions such as this morning's 500 that chewed up, unnecessarily, more than one user's attempted posting.

  • At 2:20 PM, Chris Wetherell said…

    Dear anonymous: Regarding morning posting errors - I'm sorry 'bout that. We have engineers working on that issue today.

  • At 3:29 PM, Anonymous said…

    Sorry, I didn't mean the specific server error that caused today's problem. I mean improving the authoring UI so that the client doesn't lose a post contents just because the server can't accept it.

  • At 4:55 PM, boogs said…

    "I mean improving the authoring UI so that the client doesn't lose a post contents just because the server can't accept it."

    I'm really interested in working on the authoring UI. I've had all sorts of cool ideas floating around in my head since I first talked to chris.

    So yeah, I'm all over this.

  • At 2:15 AM, Anonymous said…

    Oh how i would like to work @ google, but sadly im in the UK and i doubt you would want any other us Brits :)

  • At 9:05 PM, Anonymous said…

    Hey, Chris, Susanne here! Congrats on Aaron, he sounds very neat. Wanted to let you know, I'm phone interviewing for the IT Field Technician position y'all have posted next Wednesday, so I'll be name-dropping you, o former manager o'mine. ;-) Is that okay? Let me know..

  • At 4:31 PM, Anonymous said…

    Congratulations, Aaron! Try to put less explicit images on your search engine. Sometimes the stuff on it is just really sick. -A minor

  • At 4:38 PM, Anonymous said…

    Hello! Congrats to Aaron, and hi to Roisie-Poisie Hardbottle and her BaconBitz. Also hi to both Orangeblossoms, who were acting weird today, Mrs. Deepdelver, Daisy, and... Petunia, was it? Sorry, I can't remember. Hi to all the Chubbs! THE MUFFIN CLUB!!! From, Daisy

  • At 5:10 PM, Anonymous said…

    Hi! Daisy again. Are you reading these Rosy-Posie? If you are, you probably just said "What the!?!?!?". Am I right? Hi to the Orangeblossom who is moving and to the following: Till, the other Daisy, Posco, Ponto, BaconBitz Roisie-Poisie, Marigold, Me, Ferdirand, the other Orangeblossom, Esmerelda, Azaelia, Podo, the other Roisie-Poisie, Drogo, Mungo, Orangeblossom who is moving, Popo, and Ruby. Those names are in the same order as the list in the back of the school phonebook, if you were wondering. Also hi to Ms. Lara Boffin and Mrs. Autumn Deepdelver, my two teachers. Bye everyone! -Daisy

  • At 1:26 PM, Anonymous said…

    Hi! This is Rosie-Posie. Daisy is the wierdest person ever!!!!

  • At 4:01 PM, Anonymous said…

    *Sniff*. You're so MEAN, Rosie-Posie. Sorry all you other bloggers, my other comments will now be posted under "Bug Images and Inline Styles. Just plug that into the search engine on this site, Rosie-Posie, and you'll find them.

  • At 3:50 PM, Anonymous said…

    If you are wondering, daisy is still the wierdest person ever!!!

    This is Rosie. Over and out!!

    P.S. Pweeze go 2 the other 2 codes

  • At 4:37 PM, Anonymous said…

    hey yall, this is merigold to Rosy, Poppy, Orangeblossom, and Daisy.

    Well, umm yeah.

    our assignment for p.r is "Clap your hands if your Happy!" yes great assignment right! lol i made it up :)

    well i'm gunna go so buh-bye

  • At 8:03 AM, Anonymous said…

    by marigold

    this is rosie


    i still hate you

  • At 9:10 AM, Anonymous said…

    i am soooooo bored here!!!

  • At 9:10 AM, Anonymous said…

    i am soooooo bored here!!!

  • At 9:35 AM, Anonymous said…

    this is ro-po here

    listen to this that I made up:

    "The Local Public Zoning Commission will set you rank/Make a comb to a shank/Stick you in a cell with some pig called Hank/If you lay down low/In our home so old/Dont try/Dont die/Just say goodbye."

    does anyone like it??

    ok, I didn't make it up, but if you want to know where i got it from, just say the word and i will tell you.

    over and out

  • At 9:37 AM, Anonymous said…

    this is ro-po

    go to "On Millions, Expressly" on the search engine

  • At 4:48 PM, Anonymous said…


  • At 12:41 PM, Anonymous said…

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  • At 1:11 PM, Anonymous said…

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  • At 1:12 PM, Anonymous said…

    that wuz by o.b.2


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