ArsDigita folds

ArsDigita closes their doors. So what? Well, this is interesting for two reasons. Number one, it was an MIT start-up. Number two, I encountered them before, and they had an interesting approach to find talent. And third, at the time they folded, I worked in the same building.

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ArsDigita is closing down, and what’s left of the company got sold to Redhat. So what do I have to do with them? Well, for one, I checked them out a year and a half ago and went through their free Bootcamp. But even more important, my current employer, Xpogen, rented office space from ArsDigita in their building. In other words, over the last few months, we saw people being laid off, we saw the aquariums being dismantled and the office chairs being sold, and now we finally saw the place shut down.