Well, I said I was going to say a little about my upcoming new employer, so I figured I would take the time to do that. Like I said before, I definitely have mixed feelings about leaving RMLS. It's had its ups and downs just like any job, but there have been numerous memories of working there that I will take with me. Even though it is said leaving RMLS, I am extremely excited about the new job that awaits me. I simply can't wait for the many challenges and growth opportunities I will receive at my new employer.
So, that's enough touchy-feely mumbo-jumbo. Who will I be working for? The company's name is Fios, and they are based in downtown Portland. What excites me most is that the problem space that their software solutions reside in is a problem space that has a lot of potential and a lot of unknowns. Fios is an electronic discovery company that provides its services to law firms from all over the country. One of the challenges is that they have a global conversion process that has to be able to convert practically any file on a computer into an image-type file (think Tiff or PDF) that lawyers can view. Very exciting, indeed.
I'm also excited because one of my best friends is also a developer there and we should be doing quite a bit of pair programming together. Another attendee to the Portland Nerd Dinners works there (Hi Mike!!). I also got to meet another future co-worker/developer from the team in my first interview (Hi Brian!!). All I know is that with Marc, Mike, Brian, the other developers (I can't remember the other developers' names off the top of my head, sorry), and me, there will be some serious fun times and major productivity ahead. We are going to get things done and get them done well.
I still have one-day under two weeks remaining at RMLS. Most of the time will be solving as many possible loose ends so that my current team won't be left out in the cold on anything that I was in charge of. One of my goals is to have a smooth transition for my current team so that I don't burn any bridges. I made some great friends and met many phenomenal professionals at RMLS, and I'm going to miss all of them.
Exciting times ahead..... exciting times for sure.......