[OT] Going independent - Jon Galloway

[OT] Going independent

Tomorrow's my last day in a big corporate IT shop. I'm going independent to join forces with Phil Haack (Haacked) and Micah Dylan of Veloc-IT.

Apparently my official title will be Rockstar Developer. So that's good.

There are a lot of really positive things about the new position:

  • Working from home (they're in LA, I'm in San Diego)
  • Eliminating my commute (8+ hours a week - not abnormal, but a total waste of time) 
  • Being part of a small, tight, fast moving team
  • Learning some new technologies
  • Working with some of the sharpest, best informed developers (portable CTO's) I've met

In spite of all that, it wasn't an easy decision. I'm leaving behind some really close friends, a little job security, and the comfort of understanding most of the systems and procedures that drive a major financial organization. I've been here three years. But it's time to move on, and I'm ready.

I'm really excited about what's ahead.

Published Friday, September 9, 2005 5:15 AM by Jon Galloway
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# re: [OT] Going independent

Tip: get a list of all MS Certified Partners in your area and give them a ring, the smaller ones always need some help, try to sell them 1 or 2 days a week of consulting ...

good luck

Friday, September 9, 2005 3:13 AM by stefan demetz

# re: [OT] Going independent

Congrats Jon - you're going to love it.

Saturday, September 10, 2005 6:59 AM by Tim Haines

# Re: [OT] Going independent

That's awesome! Congratulations on the new gig!

Saturday, September 10, 2005 8:59 AM by mearls@hotmail.com (Michael Earls)

# re: [OT] Going independent

You will NOT regret this decision. :-)

Saturday, September 10, 2005 10:12 AM by Mike Eaton

# re: [OT] Going independent

Well done sir...I'm sure you'll do great :-)

Sunday, September 11, 2005 4:51 AM by jayson knight

# Just don't come back crying for a job

We are going to miss you, but can't begrudge you the opportunity you have.

Hope everything works out great.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 1:25 PM by D.G.

# re: [OT] Going independent

You and Phil, that's a dream* team!

* if the dream was a nightmare.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005 2:49 PM by Jeff Atwood