D'Arcy from Winnipeg
Solution Architecture, Business & Entrepreneurship, Microsoft, and Adoption

Career 2.0 Starts Monday, October 6th 2008

Sunday, October 5, 2008 10:22 PM


I made a comment about this in a prior post, but it was really long and wordy so unless you read right to the end you would have missed the announcement. So I figured I’d post a little ‘update’ to fill everyone in on what’s been going down.

Over the last seven years I’ve worked for numerous small companies here in Winnipeg. I’ve been part of some interesting projects, had some successes, some failures, and a lot of lessons learned. I’ve tested the waters of independent consulting and had great success with it. But now I’m at a point where I need to look at the next 5 to 10 years of my life and where my career fits in: what environment do I want, what technologies excite me, knowing my skills where do I best fit.

So tomorrow I make a few big changes. The first big change is in technology. Although I’ll still be diving into Silverlight as my key web technology moving forward, I’m jumping into backend system processing and SOA in a big way. BizTalk will become my technology of choice and you’ll see my blog start to focus more and more on topics related to it.

The second biggest change is in employment. I’m really pumped that tomorrow I’ll be starting at EDS on their Winnipeg BizTalk team. Independent consulting over the last year has been great, and its not that there wasn’t a lack of work out there. This is a conscious decision to move back into a wage-based role…but one that I’ll be able to learn and grow in my new skills with a fantastic team.

What won’t be changing is my involvement in the community. My involvement with INETA and Canadian user groups is still intact and as strong as ever, as is my support for code camps and conferences like Dev Teach.

Tomorrow is a fresh start, with a clean slate and new focus. I haven’t been this excited about my career in a long time.

D




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# re: Career 2.0 Starts Monday, October 6th 2008

Good luck with the new job D

Hopefully this is a good fit for you.

10/6/2008 12:02 AM | William

# re: Career 2.0 Starts Monday, October 6th 2008

Congrats, D'Arcy! I will be sending you all of my BizTalk-related questions in the near future. ;-) 10/6/2008 10:35 PM | John Bristowe

# re: Career 2.0 Starts Monday, October 6th 2008

Congratulations D'Arcy. I wish you all the best at your new job. EDS made a good call and they'll be glad they did going forward. 10/7/2008 8:20 PM | Rachel Appel

# re: Career 2.0 Starts Monday, October 6th 2008

Congratulations!

Capcha: WUWU 10/7/2008 8:53 PM | Robz

# re: Career 2.0 Starts Monday, October 6th 2008

Not a regular reader but saw this blog recommended to me via google- anyways, welcome to eds =) 10/9/2008 7:28 PM | Ray

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