advertisement
advertisement
  • 03.17.10

Garmin Connect Returns to Kansas, Leaves SF Team Home Alone, Unemployed

Last month, the Garmin Connect team, a 15-strong band of software engineers, product managers and the like, were asked by the firm to relocate from San Francisco to Kansas. And, since they weren’t particularly chuffed by the idea of leaving the West Coast, they’ve created a Web site that is part resume, part presentation.

Garmin Connect

Last month, the Garmin Connect team, a 15-strong band of software engineers, product managers and the like, were asked by the firm to relocate from San Francisco to Kansas. And, since they weren’t particularly chuffed by the idea of leaving the West Coast, they’ve created a Web site that is part resume, part presentation.

advertisement

The GC Team Web site is snark-free, but straightforward, listing their achievements and abilities. However, there’s some chatter about why this has come to pass. Some commenters on Hacker News seem to think that it was a cunning ruse by Garmin management to dispense with their apps team, while others are hinting at difficulties between the top dogs and the team.

While Kansas is not exactly a tech-free zone–as well as Garmin, both Sprint and Linux Pro Magazine are based in the vicinity–San Francisco is definitely where a lot of the hi-tech action is. Plus, if you’ve got friends and family in the Bay Area, moving a couple thousand miles east wouldn’t fill anyone with joy. Why not ask a guy from Olathe if he wants to move to San Francisco?

This is like The Wizard of Oz in reverse–I guess we’re not in San Francisco any more, Dorothy.

[The GC Team Via Hacker News]

About the author

My writing career has taken me all round the houses over the past decade and a half--from grumpy teens and hungover rock bands in the U.K., where I was born, via celebrity interviews, health, tech and fashion in Madrid and Paris, before returning to London, where I now live. For the past five years I've been writing about technology and innovation for U.S.

More

Video