Today was my last day at Telligent.
My first day was February 4th 2005. By my math – or by datediff() in SQL – that’s 2,646 days. I started there as a contract employee wondering how long it would last. I remember leaving a job that I had been in for about three years when I accepted the position at Telligent. I remember how scared I was of telecommuting. No office, no managers to watch over me. What’s to stop total anarchy and no work? Well absolutely amazing people, incredible clients and the most challenging work of my career. That’s what. When asked by friends how I could work from home for a company so far away, and not just play games all day – they didn’t understand the work was the fun and still is up till this very day. I worked on amazing projects right up until my final hours at Telligent. I’ll always be more grateful to Rob Howard and Jason Alexander for giving me the opportunity in those early days. What started as a small group of .net geeks who sometimes did meetings over xbox live & madden football morphed into something amazing. An incredible company that I still absolutely love and know will continue to do amazing things. I’m waiting for the day that I hear Telligent’s name in accolades on CNBC , it will come and I will cheer on that day. To everyone at Telligent, Thank You so much for the amazing seven years. I think I got to do almost everything a software developer could do at Telligent. It wasn’t always easy, was sometimes very hard, but I’d not trade any of it for the world.
I look back at the time with incredible fondness and take away many memories. I look forward to the very near future when I start my new job at Orcsweb. I’m leaving one amazing place to go to another amazing place. I could not be happier and couldn’t think of a better place to move on to. Expect to hear quite a bit more from me about some of the very cool things I’ll be doing at Orcsweb. I know I’ve been somewhat silent in the past as I worked on other non technical things, writing etc.. But there definitely will be more posts about amazing technologies and what I’m discovering along the way.
Thank You Everyone.