October 20th, 2008
This morning I gave my two weeks’ notice at Cover-All. I have been there for three and a half years, but the time has come to move on. I have secured myself a programming position at VendAsta, a very progressive software development company here in Saskatoon. This move represents a very significant change in direction career-wise.
I have had a pretty good run at Cover-All and my desire to move on is the result of many things. The biggest reason, however, is that I feel my skills as a programmer have begun to atrophy. Working at Cover-All there is no one I can learn from and, especially with the amount of management I have been doing lately, I have been writing very little code. My passion is for writing code and this move is going to get me back to that.
Even better, this move is going to get me back to working with Python – a language I haven’t spent much time with since my glory days back at Pic’n'Del. I’ll get to work with the framework Django and, from the reading I have done on it so far, it seems very sweet to work with. In fact, I am working on rebuilding this blog with Django to get the cobwebs off of my Python skills and get myself up to speed with the framework. I am not sure yet whether or not I’ll take that little project all of the way to completion, but if I do I’ll be sure to mention it here. In fact, I’ll likely be mentioning a lot more here in the future. A lot of people at VendAsta are big into blogging and, with a little luck, being surrounded by people like that will help inspire me to devote a little more time to it myself.
More to come…