Have you ever wondered what life was like before Instagram and Pinterest? yeah, me neither....
I am writing this post to tell you where these programs began and how they inspire people today.
From the actual Instagram page:
Kevin Systrom (CEO, co-founder)
Kevin (@kevin) graduated from Stanford University in 2006 with a BS in Management Science & Engineering. He got his first taste of the startup world when he was an intern at Odeo that later became Twitter. He spent two years at Google - the first of which was working on Gmail, Google Reader, and other products and the latter where he worked on the Corporate Development team. Kevin has always had a passion for social products that enable people to communicate more easily, and combined with his passion for photography Instagram is a natural fit.
Mike Krieger (co-founder)
Mike (@mikeyk) also graduated from Stanford University where he studied Symbolic Systems with a focus in Human-Computer Interaction. During his undergrad, he interned at Microsoft's PowerPoint team as a PM and at Foxmarks (now Xmarks) as a software developer. He wrote his Master's thesis on how user interfaces can better support collaboration on a large scale. After graduating, he worked at Meebo for a year and a half as a user experience designer and as a front-end engineer before joining the Instagram team doing design & development.
From Forbes.com 's Article "Inspiring Insights by Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom, The Man Who Built A $1 Billion Startup"
Does Kevin Systrom code at Instagram?
That's the majority of the article, if you wanna read more go to: http://www.forbes.com/sites/limyunghui/2012/04/09/inspiring-insights-by-instagram-ceo-kevin-systrom-the-man-who-built-a-1-billion-startup/2/
Now moving onto Pinterest....
This is from the article "Ben Silbermann On How Pinterest Slowly Grew to Massive Scale" on Forbes.com:
It really goes to show you how much the future is changing! I hope you found some inspirations like these in stores(believe me, good deals to find these are out there!) I will have a post soon about that...
Until next time!