Welp, as my wife likes to say: “It’s been swell but the swelling has gone.” The 9th is my last day of employment at RIM. I’ve had a lot of good experiences there and I’ve learned a whole helluva lot but alas it’s time to move on. I’ve had the theme song to The Littlest Hobo playing on repeat in my head now for some time and it’s best that I listen to it.
So, what am I gonna do? I’m off to write some fun apps, that’s what. I started my career in ecommerce, switched to mobile services, moved onto tooling and lately back into mobile. I like mobile, and I want to play in the space some more. More than anything I want to have fun again. I’ve been in the industry going on 14 years now and truth be told I’ve been struggling to maintain my interest as of late. A lot of it has come down to just how fast the technology is changing and how I’ve been restricted for professional reasons from keeping up with it. I need motivation to work on my own time and if there are legal obstacles to talking about or contributing my efforts openly (as is often the case in this industry) then I’m disinclined to do so.
So, yah. Off I go!