Two years ago almost to the day I talked about change is in the air. And with that I set out on my new venture. That is coming to an end today.
Moving forward I will be working for DriveTime at their corporate offices in Phoenix, AZ. Some might wonder why I would give up the freedom of working remote. It would be simple to say that I will be making more money. However, it is so much more than that. Every interaction I have had with them has been top notch. I have met with future co-workers, managers and C-level people. There seems to be a common thread in all these people and several meetings. This place has culture! Not in the employee manual, but they live it, breath it and it shows.
I have not squandered my remote work time at all. I worked many Friday’s of a three day weekend out of state, 4 weeks on a road trip, 4 weeks in Europe, 4 months in Louisiana, several coffee shops, several co-working places and tons of time in my own home office. I have greatly enjoyed all of these experiences. I have learned so much while out exploring the world. I feel that coming back into an office now I come with experiences that will allow me to approach complex problems with a free and clear mind.
Further a lot of what I am being brought on board for is to allow DriveTime to forge ahead with web application development. I was starting to get comfortable at my current job, this new job will take me far out of my comfort zones in everyway. New technology, new methodology, new people and a new work environment. I will be working with ASP.NET MVC 3, Azure cloud computing and many other cutting edge technologies. This will be my first time working in an agile shop, and they have developers and business analysts sitting together at big tables so there is a strong sense of teamwork.
I am really looking forward to my next venture and if you follow me on twitter (@EvilBobby) I am sure I will have more to say there as everything unfolds.
“If we’re growing, we’re always going to be out of our comfort zone.” ~ John Maxwell