I am a reddit employee - AMA
My name is Jason Harvey. My primary duties at reddit revolve around systems administration (keeping the servers and site running). Like many of my coworkers, I wear many hats, and in my tenure at reddit I've been involved with community management, user privacy, occasionally reviewing pending legislature, and raising lambeosaurus awareness.
There has been quite a bit of discussion on reddit and in various publications regarding the company decision to require all remote employees and offices relocate to San Francisco. I'm certainly not the only employee dealing with this, and I can't speak for everyone. I do live in Alaska, and as such I'm rather heavily affected by the move. This is a rather uncomfortable situation to air publicly, but I'm hoping I can provide some perspective for the community. I'd be happy to answer what questions I actually have answers to, but please be aware that my thoughts and opinions regarding this matter are my own, and do not necessarily mirror the thoughts of my coworkers.
This is my 4th IAmA. You can find the previous IAmAs I've done over the past few years below:
https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/i6yj2/iama_reddit_admin_ama/ https://www.reddit.com/r/sysadmin/comments/r6zfv/we_are_sysadmins_reddit_ask_us_anything/ https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/1gx67t/i_work_at_reddit_ask_me_anything/
With that said, AMA.
Edit: Obligatory verification photo, which doesn't verify much, other than that I have a messy house.
Edit 2: I'll still be around to answer questions through the night. Going to pause for a few minutes to eat some dinner, tho.
Edit 3: I'm back from dinner. We now enter the nighttime alcohol-fueled portion of the IAmA.
Edit 4: Getting very late, so I'm going to sign off and crash. I'll be back to answer any further questions tomorrow. Thanks everyone for chatting!
Edit 5: I'm back for a few hours. Going to start working through the backlog of questions.
Edit 6: Been a bit over 24 hours now, so I think it is a good time to bring things to a close. Folks are welcome to ask more questions over time, but I won't be actively monitoring for the rest of the day.
Thanks again for chatting!