posted on 10/28/08 at 11:16:05 pm by Joel Ross

About a month ago, I came across a post from Joey Beninghove that caught my attention. Actually, it was a tweet of his referencing his blog post. Anyway, it was about a job opening where he works, and what caught my eye was that it was a telecommuting position. As some of you may know, I enjoy working in the The Dungeon when I can, and the opportunity to make it permanent was very appealing to me. So I decided to contact him to get some more information, and ultimately decided to apply.

Fast forward a month. Last Friday, I accepted an offer from TrackAbout, and will start there on November 10th. This week, I turned in my notice at RCM. I'm extremely excited about the opportunity. Ironically, I could copy the changes Joey posted about when he started at TrackAbout and use them as my own. This is a pure software development job - no more consulting for me, which is a scary prospect. All I've done throughout my career is consulting, so it's a big change for me. But I've felt the tug to "settle down" and get deeper into the code, and learn what it means to write maintainable code. Now I'll get that chance.

I will definitely miss the time I've spent at Sagestone/NuSoft/RCM. I've been there for over 6 years, and learned just about everything I know about software development while I was there. I've had a chance to help change the way software is developed there, and I've worked on a few very cool projects. Me leaving has more to do with what TrackAbout offers than it does with what RCM lacks. I'll definitely miss working with the people at RCM, but the good news is that it's easy to stay in touch with them through Twitter, Facebook, etc. so I'm not really worried about losing touch. Still, it's not the same as working with them every day.

Anyway, I'm very excited to get started, and looking forward to working at home. Plus, how many people can say they found their job on Twitter?

Categories: Personal, RCM Technologies, TrackAbout, Inc