September 2, 2022
It’s amazing how quickly time can fly when you are having fun.
Almost fifteen years ago I started working at DealNews as a Junior Developer. I was in my mid 20s, less than two years out of Auburn. I even remember it was mid November because I left my previous job on a
Wednesday, went to the Auburn-Georgia Game,
then started at DealNews the following Monday. It was just before Black Friday
even. I still even remember what that first day was like: I didn’t have SVN
access yet and I had to email my code to my boss!
To give you an idea of how long ago this was: when I was hired on at DealNews,
I announced it to my friends on my MySpace page and my LiveJournal blog.
Neither of which exist anymore.
Fifteen years is a long time in tech, where changing jobs rapidly is the
norm and staying in a position for three years can be seen as a serious
commitment to a company. But the only constant in the universe is change. Which
is why it is definitely very bittersweet for me to announce that I will be
leaving DealNews on September 16, 2022.