Celebrating 4 years at Canonical
Whoops, things have been so crazy that I missed my 4yr anniversary with Canonical back on the 15th. I really like celebrating work anniversaries. I think it goes back to the time when I would work at a place for a year, learn/grow and then move on.
Four years at a single place proves to me that I'm doing it kind of right. Four years in and I've grown, gained skills, and gotten to have fun along the way. Last year was new and exciting as I moved from development to managing a team of developers. I grew a lot in that position and found a passion for the final product. This last year I was given the opportunity to explore that some more. I get to work with amazingly smart folks, to give/take, and feel like I make a difference with my own thoughts and ideas.
These things don't happen overnight so it's nice to look back at how things have changed on an annual basis like this. Sometimes you have to step back and appreciate how all the little things have added up to more than you realize.
This next year I've been given more responsibility and more to worry about! However, it also means I get to work more directly with even more of the great people we have here. I get to really see across a wider field and the view is amazing!
Here's to another year and the commitment to learn more and improve day to day! A special thanks to +Deryck Hodge
for starting this all out and +Mark Ramm-Christensen (Canonical.com)
for helping me get here.