We are very proud to announce that Joshua Peek will be joining the ranks of 37signals as a full-time employee in January. Like most of the other programmers we’ve hired at 37signals, I first got to know Josh through Ruby on Rails where he has been doing a fantastic job for years now.

We’ve been trying to hire him just about ever since, but despite our best efforts, we haven’t been able to get him to drop out of college. So that’s also why we’ll be waiting impatiently until January for Josh to wrap up the final batch of tough classes.

Josh has actually been working on the 37signals suite of products for quite some time as a contractor, though. So when I announced that we’ve come to an agreement on permanent employment this morning, there was much rejoicing from the rest of the team:

Joshua Peek will be the 15th signal.