10 years ago, I decided to hang my shingle and start my own consulting business. Soon after, I became a partner at StoneDonut. Over these past years, I have had an amazing adventure as a consultant focusing on integration. I am blessed to have two awesome partners in Chuck Loughry and Michael Schenck and I have learned so much from working with them. I had the privilege of designing and implementing BizTalk middleware solutions for enterprise customers both large and small. It has been a wild ride and I am very proud of the work we have done.
However, I have become interested in a number of newer technology areas, like DevOps, Cloud-native distributed systems development and Data Science. These areas do not really fit into StoneDonut’s core business focus of integration, service orientation and business process management. Add to that the feeling over the past few years that I have plateaued in my personal growth as a developer, and it became clear that something needed to change. After much deliberation and with more than a little trepidation, I have decided it is time fore me to move on and pursue a new direction in my career.
I do not have an answer to this question yet. Right now I am open to new opportunities, and I am talking to people in my network to get an idea of what is out there at the moment. I have already had a number of recruiters contact me with interesting positions, so I do not think it will take too long to find something that interests me. I am equally comfortable in Windows and Linux environments and I am looking forward to applying my development experience to new challenges. If you are reading this and think that my experience would be beneficial to your company in one of the three areas above, feel free to contact me on Twitter, LinkedIn or email.
As always, thanks for reading!