As of today, I’m no longer an EPS employee. I have decided to go solo and take on an opportunity to work full time on a Rails project. It has been over 8 years and 7 months since I’ve joined the company (that’s my personal record!). It was by far the best company I’ve ever worked at. I will continue to have a professional relationship with the company, doing some contracting work as opportunities arise. But, above all of that, I definitely want to continue my friendship with everybody there.
With EPS, I have learned a ton, I’ve been encouraged to continue doing presentations, I’ve had the chance to teach and learn from my fellow co-workers, I’ve had lots of fun at “EPS Fun Days” and all other informal get-together.
I am very fortunate: other than the one time when I was still 14 years old, I have never had to search for work. I can trace every job I had back to somebody who came after me offering some sort of opportunity. Out of all these people, Markusand Ellen were the ones that offered me my biggest opportunity, and that will never be forgotten.
So what’s next?
If you’ve been following my blog, you have probably seen my postsabout Rails development, so you know I’ve been enjoying it a lot. Over the last couple of months I’ve been working nights and weekends on a Rails project, and I’ve been offered the opportunity to work on it full time, for at least one year. The project is fun, and the clients are great people to work with, so after putting a lot of thought into it, I decided I should go for it.
I’ll continue with the Virtual Brown Bag every Thursday, as well as writing this blog, so I won’t be dropping off the radar. 🙂