Use Ember? Get ready to be happy (even if you don't). Tom Dale is moving to Portland.

Just heard some potentially squee-worthy news. Much like Joe Stump, Ryan Carson, Simple, and Puppet Labs—and any number of talented tech types before him—Tom Dale has decided to move to Portland. It’s a bit of a coup for our open source and startup scenes—and a huge credit to the amazing city that is Portland.

In Portland, my mortgage payment will be the same price as the rent I pay in San Francisco. The only difference is that, instead of sharing a small house with two other dudes, I can have a larger house to myself. Portland offers all of the great restaurants, coffee shops and bars that I love about SF, without having to overhear conversations about Series A rounds or monetization strategies.

And I’m looking forward to whatever small part I can play in helping Portland’s burgeoning tech scene. I’m excited to be neighbors with the likes of Panic, Sprint.ly and Simple.

For those of you who don’t know Tom, he’s the cofounder of Tilde. And he helped create Ember.js, a JavaScript framework that—if you’re using the Web—it’s highly likely that you’re soaking in it.

Oh here. Let me let the Tilde bio tell it:

Tom is a member of the Ember Core Team, and was previously on the SproutCore team. He’s a former Apple software engineer who gained expert front-end JavaScript skills while working on the MobileMe and iCloud applications.

Pretty cool, right? Yes indeedy.

If there’s anything we can do to make your landing a little softer, Tom, please don’t hesitate to ask. And welcome to Portland!

To welcome your newest techie neighbor to town, visit Tom Dale’s site or follow @tomdale on Twitter. Or if you’d like to hear what others are saying, check out the conversation on Hacker News.

(Image courtesy Tilde)

(Hat tip Amber Case)

  1. […] Tilde moving its operations to Portland, it should come as no surprise that we’re seeing a lot more Ember.js activity around here. […]

  2. Welcome to Portland Tom. What a funny way to welcome new software talent to the city.

  3. M. Edward (Ed) Borasky July 8, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    “without having to overhear conversations about Series A rounds or monetization strategies.”

    Wait … you mean revenue and profits aren’t important any more? 😉

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