Kennewick, WA (PRWEB) June 24, 2010
&yet, a Richland, Washington web application development company, has hired a third team member thanks to relationships built using the social networking service Twitter.
Nate Vander Wilt, a diversely talented web and desktop developer, makes the sixth employee added to &yet over the last year. He and the &yet team developed a relationship primarily via Twitter. A Midwest transplant currently living in Outlook, Washington, Vander Wilt plans to move to the Tri-Cities this summer.
The company also recruited web application developer Henrik Joreteg from Southern California after first connecting on Twitter nine months prior. In addition, Nathan Fritz and &yet founder Adam Brault were reintroduced in 2008 at a Tri-City gathering of Twitter-using developers and IT professionals. Fritz ended up joining the company in the summer of 2009.
Fritz was the first to identify one of the unique attributes about &yet that he feels enabled the company to attract its high caliber team: "&yet exists as a service to its employees," he said. "We get to work on challenging projects that interest us with talented people we enjoy working with."
Echoing Fritz's thoughts, Vander Wilt said, "Since meeting &yet a little over a year ago, it’s moved in my regard from a 'cool local website company' to 'top-notch team' to 'dream employer'."
Brault said a quote that does a good job of summing up the &yet approach comes from Walt Disney, who said, "We don't make movies to make money. We make money to make more movies."
Nate Vander Wilt brings his diverse talents in GIS (geography and web mapping), multi-touch interface, Mac, iPhone, and HTML5 web application development to the team.
Before joining &yet, Vander Wilt ran a Mac and iPhone software company, Calf Trail, and worked as a contractor, developing custom web mapping solutions for clients like the National Weather Service.
For more information on the services offered by &yet visit their website at http://www.andyet.net.