Over the past few years as I gain more and more experience in not only building software and products but also in leading teams and projects…
Today is my last day at Envato. I have been working here for a year and half and it has been, without a doubt the most fulfilling experience I have ever had in my professional career.
I was hired as a PHP developer initially. Who knew, several months into the job I was ‘converted’ voluntarily to a full time Ruby developer - and it has been the highlight of my career progression. It is hard to imagine what I would have become if it wasn’t for Envato’s support behind my conversion.
During my time at Envato, I had the opportunity to work with some of the most talented people in the web industry, from both inside Envato and externally. I am extremely grateful for the experience and I hope to work with them again in the future.
The decision of moving on from Envato was not made easily. As a matter of fact, I have always been passionate about online education (e.g. the Tuts+ network) and I sincerely hope the project will be taken to the next level.
Oh hey, I am still working on a book project with Rockable Press from Envato. If you are a web developer, expect to see a (hopefully useful) web development book this year. ;)
10 days from now I will be joining PlayUp as a senior web developer - to work on more awesome Ruby/Rails stuff! :) The colleagues I have already met at PlayUp are extremely talented and friendly. I cannot wait to start my first day there!
Aside from my day job, I am also working with some very experienced professionals on a startup project - hopefully you will get to hear more about it soon.
Last but not least, I am finally out of some personal and relationship crisis, and I am able to regain my focus and spend more time working on my varies side projects (to be branded under Wuit) as well as on some of the open source projects such as Slim.
Exciting times ahead! :)