Robert Sweeney

Robert is the Founder and CEO of Facet.

Why I Turned Down My Y Combinator Interview

It had been 2 months since I left the second company I founded, Numetric. In just 3 short years I’d built the company from nothing to a working product, dozens of customers, 40 employees and enough recurring revenue to raise over $16M in venture funding from some of the world’s top VCs. And then I got fired. Getting fired from the company you founded sucks - but that’s a story for another day.

The Facet Developer Network - The Contractor Network for Former FAANGetc Engineers

I’m not sure if I’m like most software developers, but I’ve always found that the product I’m working on mostly doesn’t matter. What really makes me happy, and gives me fulfillment in my work, is writing beautiful code. Whether it’s an operating system used by billions of people or a CRUD app for a small business, I can apply my love of software craftsmanship - minimalist, clean, easy to read and understand - it’s art that has utility.