31. January 2012 22:49
Today I sent a resignation email to my manager at microsoft, thereby setting in motion the process to leave the company where I have worked for very nearly 15 years. It has been a great experience, and I have learned a ton, but I have to say that I can't wait for my next adventure.
The last couple years have been pretty rough for me at work--occasional days where I felt productive and was having fun mixed in with a whole lot of days where I didn't much want to be at work, instead of the other way around. I really thought I would stay at Microsoft until I retired, but late last year when God finally got it through my head that He wanted something else for me, I began to get the picture that it took a really rough year on the data team for Him to finally pry me away from there (working on the EF was great, but by the time I left, it was really time for me to go), and then it took another really rough year in an entirely different team for me to finally see that microsoft was no longer the place for me. Praise God for His patience with me!
What am I doing next you ask?
Well, first I'm spending about a month working with my brother and nephew to help them get a new software company off the ground. He has come up with a great idea for a niche product related to small business accounting that not only is positioned well for current success but also presents lots of opportunities to grow and diversify over time. We have a short window, but we're going to dive in and try to get the core capabilities together and set the architectural direction.
Then, on the last day of February I will start a new job as a dev lead at Inrix.
Happily, both Inrix and my brother's company will be using some of my favorite development tools and languages: visual studio, .net & c#. So I have no idea what my time will be like, but I hope to share here some of my journey and the technical things I discover along the way.