The End is the Beginning
Today marks the first day of my new job at Mobiquity, as well as marking the end of the career change path I’ve been on for the last year, or 5 years, or lifetime (depending when you start counting). I’ve discussed my decisions to transition from formal CS education and pursue a bootcamp/code school experience in a previous post, so this will be more of a catch-up post.
After finishing up The Iron Yard, I spent several months being interviewed, and interviewing in turn, at a variety of places. Most were for companies that had a single product with 2-500 people working on the product. What I was really looking for was a more of an agency, with a large talent pool to learn from. Mobiquity was the answer to everything on my “want” list, and more. It did involve a move – not too far, but far enough that I had to sell the house – and a change of pace to a smaller town.
I’m excited by what I’ve seen so far, the team members and colleagues that are coming on board at the same time. We are in a 7 week OnRamp program that is much more than simple on-boarding. It’s a week of orientation, 3 weeks of iOS bootcamp, and another several weeks working together on an initial project. The energy is good (which I saw in my initial interview), and the company is welcoming. Let’s get this thing started!