In 2012, I made my first code contribution to teslamotors.com (now tesla.com). Back then, it was common for someone's response to where I work to be along the lines of: "Now, what is Tesla (Motors) and what are y'all trying to do?" When answered, they were even more puzzled at the idea of accelerating the world’s transition to sustainable energy by disrupting a century-old industry anchored on fossil fuels.
The journey since that first code contribution nearly a decade ago has been incredible. From unbelievable product launch efforts with cross-functional teams to making lifelong friends from all over the world.