For the past two years I’ve been working for a home automation company, first as a developer and then as a development manager. Unless you’re deaf, dumb, and blind you know that the real estate market has been far less than optimal for the past year or three. That makes it pretty challenging to work in an industry driven primarily by new home sales and secondarily by stock and investment markets.
I’ve just been offered a development job with a glass company, one that’s not particularly affected by real estate market cycles. I start in two weeks. It’ll be great to have a change of technology/scenery/responsibilities. I’ll miss the people where I am now — I worked with some pretty kickass programmers and great people — but I have hit something of a plateau by not being exposed to any new environments lately.
What’s that have to do with Basternae? Pretty much nothing, other than the fact that your friendly neighborhood codemonkey might get smarter by being exposed to new things.