Hanging out with Uncle Bill.
July 3, 2013 — Ann Arbor, MI — Bill Merrill has announced his intention to have a summer vacation. He’s just left his job of the last two and a half years working for Zattoo.com, a Zurich, Switzerland-based virtual cable operator.
Coming to Zattoo with a broad base of web software development experience, Bill jumped into the team and took the lead on advertising development efforts. In early 2012 Bill migrated all of Zattoo’s advertising integration from one vendor to another in time for the most important 2012 EUFA Eurocup. The transition went off without a hitch.
Bill also volunteered to lead development on the company’s new Android Phone client. Launched in the early 2012, it brought Live TV to thousands of Android users. Many claim the Zattoo Android App never lived up to its iOS counterpart. When asked for comment, Bill only had this to say, “Erm, yeah, sorry about that.”
The job was full of difficult work but also great times. Bill visited the home office 5 times, his first trips to Europe. He came to the company by way of friendships from a previous startup, Arbor Networks, but stayed for to the excellent nature of the company: A competent engineering team, attentive and rational management, and a full team of people with a positive outlook both on work and life. Bill remains bullish on Zattoo and wishes them the best.
When asked what’s next Bill mumbled something about sleeping in and watching TV on his iPad. He then clarified he’s looking forward to spending time riding his bicycle around the Pacific Northwest and perhaps growing a beard. Career-wise, he has no intentions of thinking about that until, perhaps, October.