Chopeh to Copenhagen

Posted on 16.07.10 16 Comments

For those of you who have been following my plight to find a job in Copenhagen over the last few weeks, I’ve got a success story.

I’ve recently accepted a position at Podio, Copenhagen.

Podio is online organisation and collaboration software for professionals and organisations. It’s the Facebook equivalent for the workplace, and it has enough functionality to compete with the best guys out there in the current market with its out of the box tools. But not only that, it has an in-built platform to simply create your own online ‘apps’ that cater to your individual business needs. It’s beautifully powerful stuff, and is already changing the way I work.

Podio recently won the MIT Global Best Startup award, and if you spend a few minutes playing around with the tool it’s easy to see why. At the moment it’s only for cool kids so it’s invite only, but that doesn’t mean you can’t request to take a look (just hit the ‘Sign up here’ link on the page).

What’s my role going to be with Podio? Well, most of my time is going to be spent designing fresh new interfaces and slick interactions; ensuring the customer experience of the site is as efficient and easy as possible. It’s going to be a tough task as the functionality and flexibility of the Podio platform is mind blowing, condensing it down into manageable easy-to-learn chunks isn’t going to be a walk in the park. But I’m ready for it, I’m so ready for it.

Oh, and I managed to get this position thanks to you guys tweeting my site. I’m trying to track down the specific tweet that lead to the job, but a massive thank you to all who shared the link. I was really blown away by the amount of support I got. Simply put  -  I love you guys.

See you in Copenhagen. I need some local friends now so invite me out for beers and wild parties!


  1. Whoo! Congrats, Pete! :). Excited for you and glad that you landed your job because of Twitter, it’s an awesome story.

    Hopefully this means you won’t be too busy with work to do freelance, I’ve already told friends about you and they want projects done too, haha!

  2. Congratulations mate! Really pleased for you.

  3. Cheers!

    @Flowsion – Freelance’n will continue as normal, just from a more creative and inspiring environment :)

  4. Congrats Pete, sounds great! Don’t forget to make a quick stop in the Netherlands when you’re driving to Copgenhagen!

  5. Nice, congratulations. I wouldn’t mind landing some work in CPH myself

  6. Awesome man :)

  7. Congratulations!

  8. How’s Hoist, Pete!?

  9. @Everyone – Thanks!

    @Alex – I don’t start until Monday ;)

  10. Congratulations!

  11. I dont who you are? But As a designer,I am happy to wish you all the best.

  12. Congrats Buddy

  13. Hi Pete!

    I’m realy pleased to know that you got what you wanted !!!

    And i would like to say that you became a great inspiration.

    Best wishes.

  14. Oh, Copenhagen, such a great place, no wonder you’ve got in love with it. I wish to have your strength and move in there too somewhere in the future. :) Nice thing that you’ve managed to fulfill your dream, congrats!

  15. Good luck and enjoy it!! I would like to work in Copenhagen :)

  16. What a wonderful story .. :D

    Congrats .. :)