Thursday, April 26, 2007

Buy me a Pink Cadillac

Today is my last day at Ariamedia. I was recently offered a position developing software for Mary Kay, and I will start on April 30.

It's been a tough decision to leave. I enjoyed working at Ariamedia, and met a lot of awesome, very talented individuals. I'm sure I'll be hearing about all of them in the future. My team has been on a push to get the software development lifecycle more agile (Scrum specifically), and I'm very glad to have been a part of that. I was also a big part of getting our source control moved to Subversion. I'm definitely glad I was involved with that - I'll never go back to SourceUnSafe and now, I don't have to.

Choosing Mary Kay was a big decision for me. I've never worked in a corporate environment. I've never had to wear a tie to work. So, that will be interesting.

I'll be glad to be working with a good friend of mine, as well.

I also had another very enticing offer that, while I didn't accept, I was very flattered to have received, and I'm glad to know that avenue is open to me. However, after looking at the choices that I had, and where I'm at in life, I'm happy with my decision.

Leaving a job is difficult. I've made friends, learned new things, and done a lot of (I hope) good work. You always leave with projects unfinished, but I know that I'm leaving them in very capable hands.

So long, and thanks for all the fish.


Anderson Imes said...

Leaving always sucks. It'll be good to have you around again to tell me my crap sucks and I don't test well enough.

Nic Webb said...

True that.

Don't you have testers to tell you that already?