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Chris Shiflett

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OmniTI Turns 10

Earlier this month (on the 4th, to be exact), OmniTI celebrated its 10th birthday. From humble beginnings in Theo's basement to a company of almost 50 employees, things have certainly changed. We now have an entire division devoted to email (Message Systems), a new office opening in New York, and a strong reputation that we all cherish. I haven't been here since the beginning, but I'm very proud to be a part of this team.

On his blog, Theo shares his thoughts on the occasion:

OmniTI is my other child, and the stresses and accommodations that I and everyone close to me have shouldered for OmniTI have been both heavy and relentless.

Like anything you care deeply about, this company requires great sacrifice but yields great reward. The people who work here are smart, but more importantly, we're passionate about what we do. What do we do? Apache, Linux, Solaris, FreeBSD, PHP, Perl, PostgreSQL, MySQL, and Oracle, just to name a few favorites. We create, fix, scale, secure, and maintain some of the biggest web sites around, and we love it.

Here's to the next ten years!

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1.Ivo Jansch said:

Congratulations with the achievement! I've always looked at OmniTI as an example. Basically we are very similar in terms of PHP activities, but we're on the other side on the ocean. Maybe we can at some point in time cooperate with eachother. I bet we have very similar philosophies.

Thu, 27 Sep 2007 at 13:13:56 GMT Link

2.Chris Shiflett said:

Thanks, Ivo. You're probably right about our companies having a lot in common.

Fri, 28 Sep 2007 at 04:04:32 GMT Link

3.Jon Tan said:

The linked pictures are fantastic, Chris. The history is priceless and Theo's post was emotive. May the best of the past be the worst of the future. Congratulations!

Sat, 29 Sep 2007 at 00:03:03 GMT Link

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