Happy 8th Birthday SmugMug!
We have at least four birthdays here at SmugMug. I started working on the first lines of code for the project, which was decidedly not a photo-sharing site at the time, in October of 2001. Then in August of 2002, we decided to shift gears and build a photo-sharing site “as a side business.” Finally, we launched SmugMug and signed up our first paying customers in November of 2002.
But as far as the government is concerned, February 27th, 2002, is the day we were born. It’s our official incorporation date and probably marks the day I finally wore my father’s resolve down enough that he agreed to come on board. :) (Which, incidentally, is also the best decision I’ve made running this company).
So Happy Birthday SmugMug! You’re 8!
Here’s to many more profitable, independent, customer- and employee-focused years!