22 June 2012

Bromium Man

The whiteboard scribble I did to celebrate getting out of stealth.

21 June 2012

Bromium - Out Of Stealth

Yesterday Bromium (the company, not what the product will be) came out of stealth mode.  This was a very exciting time around the office because we can give a bit more context on what we've been secretly working away on.

During the proceeding months before this release of information a huge amount of work was going on behind the scenes briefing analysts and news outlets by our top team of Gaurav, Simon, Ian, Tal, and many more.  The avalanche of coverage actually happened to have been prepared a while in advance.

You can see Simon Crosby's presentation "Secure Everything" from GigaOM Structure here and also the Q&A interview afterwards here.  This lays the groundwork for the approach to security that we have pursued at Bromium.  The new website also went live with a couple of videos explaining what we are building.  Lots of new terminology like Microvisors.

A few good articles about Bromium are on Wired and also BloombergBusinessWeek.  The Register has an excellent piece here.

In the meantime I'm going to be plugging away writing code as we hurtle towards our next announcements that will reveal the actual product!

16 June 2012

Bromium - T-Minus Four Days

At the beginning of this year I started my new role at a stealth start-up called Bromium.  What can be said about it is we are building a next generation virtualisation product for security.  The exciting thing is that we are now only four days away from the public announcement about what we have been working on.  This will be at the at the GigaOM Structure conference in San Francisco where our CTO Simon Crosby will be doing a talk called "Secure Everything" (schedule here).

It's been an interesting and hectic time here at Bromium.  Lots of good news in the past month.  We should be in a new office by the end of this month with lots more space.  A new Director Of OS X Products going to start soon in the Cambridge office, which now means two-thirds of the Shed dwellers from Camvine have ended up at Bromium.  We also have several new people starting over the next month, which is great news because they are all extremely talented.

I've spent a lot of time over the past few months doing job fairs and interviews as we try to build a strong Cambridge team.  The Silicon Milkround in Cambridge was not as successful as we would have hoped, but we got a few interesting things out of it.  The Silicon Milkround in London was a roaring success with some crazy amount of CVs and contacts (I think the figure was 40-50) and if you were there you might have seen me do a two minute pitch for the company.  These events I swear were some of the hardest work I've ever done, but really fun and satisfying, I can guarantee I slept well afterwards.  We spent a lot of time sorting through all, this has meant I've done about 20 interviews over the past month which is a good way to fry your brain.

At Bromium it feels like we can't use the term brogrammers which has been co-opted by others.  And to prove that I am not I got minus 165 on Are You A Brogrammer?

If you are a developer, test engineer, or an OS X developer and fancy the challenge of your career drop me a line or mail jobs.uk@bromium.com - we are still hiring.

After the 20th June it will be an exciting prospect to actually tell people what I've been working on!