Today marks my first monthiversary with Recurrency. Prior to Recurrency, I was working at Cerner and leading a development team full of really great people. I was working with technologies that I enjoyed, working with friends, working for a really great manager, and was starting a management training program myself. Things were going well, I was happy, and I wasn’t looking for anything else.
In February, Recurrency – or Secret Project X as it was called at the time – was starting a final push to go live for the LAUNCH Festival. Jonathan George – the CTO – was given my information and got in contact with me. After a quick conversation, I was hired as a moonlighting contractor to finish the federated search functionality so Jonathan could focus on other things. After that, Jonathan informed me that they would like to bring me on full time… … Decision time.
It was a big decision to leave the confines of development at a large corporation for the wild west of startup life. I didn’t take it lightly, and I definitely didn’t make the decision overnight. I have always worked for large corporations, but I’ve always wanted to work in a fast paced startup. I wanted to work from home full time. I wanted to make connections with people in the “startup world.” The corporate development life was safe, and satisfying enough… but it wasn’t my true passion.
Now that I’m a month in, I’m glad I made the decision that I made. I’m starting to settle into working from home full time (it’s a little more of an adjustment than I expected) and loving it. It’s been a blast so far, and I can’t wait to see where Recurrency is in the coming years.
So far, I’ve really enjoyed working with Brian Alvey (CEO), Jonathan George (CTO), Craig Dennis (Designer), Barb Dybwad (Head of Creator Partnerships), and Mike Gray (Creator Evangelist). It’s a little strange, but kind of cool, having met only one person that I work with. I’m looking forward to getting to meet everyone in person, but it’s pretty neat that we’re able to work effectively as a company having never met in person.