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Come work for us…but only if you can read our ad

Published: Wednesday 2005-03-09.

My employer Opera Software has a couple of open positions, in several areas.

I was just pointed towards one of the banner ads we are using to get people to apply for work with us. At first I thought it looked rather innocent, until I noticed that it was an animated GIF image (I usually browse with animations disabled). It looks as if our beloved web graphics group has been enjoying themselves a bit too much lately, I can’t quite see that it is people that spell that way that are the kind of people we are looking for... ☺

While on the subject of these pages I just have to point you to the illustration on the page listing ten reason to work at Opera. It feels very serious and nice, considering we are a listed on the stock exchange and everything... The guy in the “viking helmet” is from Gothenburg, by the way.

W0r|< w!7h 7h3 b3st a/\/d br!gh73s7 m!nds !n W3b 73chn0logy;

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Weird Opera job ad.

  • Datum: 2005-03-10 01.12.14 CET
  • Namn: Anders Carlsson
  • Sänt från: ******************

Det där med att uttrycka sig i 37337-snack, eller hur det kallas, påminner mig om notisen jag just läste att Harvard nekar plats till 119 studenter som genom ett säkerhetshål försökt hacka sig in på universitets server i syfte att se om de skulle bli antagna. Rektorn menar att det är missbrukat förtroende.

Nu förmodar jag att urvalsprocessen hos Opera inte går att ta del av genom utifrån hacka sig in, men som man frågar kanske man får svar. Det hade kunnat varit en annons full med osammanhängande matematiska uttryck om sån förståelse värderades högt, eller en animerad film med företagets logotyp där man skulle förklara vad man utläser ur ett studsande och roterande O. Frågan är vilken vinkel som dels skulle röna mest uppmärksamhet och framförallt ge flest kvalificerade ansökningar.

  • Date: 2005-03-20 02.30.37 CET
  • Name: David Pettersson
  • Website:
  • Posted from: ***************

Jag blev faktiskt lite småsugen att jobba på Opera efter att ha träffat några av dina kolleger på arbetsmarknadsdagarna i Linköping för en månad sedan.

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