After 3.5 years at NodeSource, I retired at the end of last week. I really loved working there - great people, fun products, challenging problems to solve. Alas, my work history shows that I tend to not stick around an organization more than 3-4 years, even with great projects. I kinda enjoy mixing things up every few years, and as I get older ... there realistically won't be that many more for me, before I really retire.
So, shakin' things up!
Taking a few months off, but here's my current rough list of TODOs:
- hike, bike, maybe kayak if it gets warm enough
- fiddle with guitar / uke / Ableton / Max
- level up on my web client skillz: React, webpack, service workers, progressive web apps
- polish up the ole résumé
- re-read Land the Tech Job You Love by the awesome Andy Lester
- play with some more FaaS / PaaS / notebook envs: architect, Glitch, Zeit NOW, RunKit, Observable
- start looking for my next gig, or maybe I can start a business (but sounds like work)
In order to kill more birds with less stones, there's a particular app I'd like to build to display weather information, something I've been wanting to build for a while. So I guess I can try building that with the client bits, deploying that a bunch of different ways, and blog about it. A Max standalone app for it is a stretch goal :-)