November 4th, 2013:
A New Adventure

Gina near the Utah mountain  peak just beyond Park City. Approx. altitude: 10,000 ft.

Gina near the Utah mountain peak just beyond Park City. Approx. altitude: 10,000 ft.

After much deliberation, I’ve decided to seek out a new career opportunity. Having spent 15 years with my former organization, I’ve made many friends and learned so much. I am eternally grateful for my time with them. I had a personal need to work more directly with a smaller team on a "start from scratch" project. My new opportunity provides this.

I am almost done with my 2-week onsite orientation/training/meet-the-team in Utah. It’s very pretty out here… but Gina and I just aren’t into mountains. (My new company flew Gina out for the weekend.) After this onsite visit is complete, I’ll be working from home most of the time, with regular remote work-together days (there are several other software folks relatively close to each other) and occasional visits back to HQ in Utah.

I’m looking forward to working more directly with code, being able to contribute to the design effort and build a new team from the ground up. The side benefit of having more time to spend with my family is pretty nice as well. (I averaged 16 hours per week commuting to downtown Detroit previously.) I’m a little rusty, but I’ve already written a bit of handy jQuery for custom field masking, cleaned up some unwieldy CSS, and generated lots of clean, standards-compliant HTML. Not bad for a few days on the job!

I know I’m being very vague regarding my past and current job history. If you know me (or know how to use social networks), I’m sure you can figure it all out. But really, is it worth your time?

4 responses to “A New Adventure”

  1. Chris says:

    Congrats Duane.

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  3. This is a topic which is near to my heart… Cheers! Where are your contact details though?

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