This summer has been the most significant in my life. While I don’t often write about personal matters in this blog, I will make an exception.
On July 12th my son Leon was born. Healthy, happy and obviously, from the perspective a father, perfect.
Going through this fundamental life change has made me decide to re-evaluate a lot of things. Most importantly, I wanted to evaluate my career.
As my personal life gets more focused, I also want my professional life to be more focused.
For years, I have fluttered around to various companies as a consultant, opining and hopefully helped them develop their products. Now I want to be part of building a product where I can feel ownership and long-term commitment.
BrandMaster is a small company that has the energetic feel of a startup, but the established product and customer base of a mature product. The field of MRM is moving from one of a specialized tool to something that more and more companies find themselves investing in, as witnessed by the entry of Microsoft, SAP, IBM and more large players into the field.
This does mean that I will not stick my neck out quite as much when it comes to large projects and organizations, C# and mobile development (although there will be some mobility in the future) in this blog.
Stay tuned: Queued up on my plate are instead super-simple project tracking, demo-driven development, effective unit tests, continuous delivery, 12factor Java 8 and product development.
I’m looking forward to a set of challenging problems at the same time as I get the peace of mind to enjoy the company of my son and his lovely, beautiful and sparkling mother.