Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Dropping The Other Shoe

Last post I wrote about my decision to leave JPL. Now about where I'm going...

Aw, c'mon, you had to know I had something in the works. This move is more about running to something exciting than it is about running away from anything.

I was fortunate enough to have several opportunities to choose from. Money wasn't really much of a factor (once you cover food and shelter, anything else is gravy anyway). Yeah, I got a little more...but I also passed on a lot more. This was more about doing work that excites me with people who share that passion.

One opportunity stood out: cutting edge work that I care about, the chance to work with people I like and respect, and a company that went the extra mile to let me know that they wanted me in particular.

I still have to pass a drug test (no worries - steroids don't improve your apps skills, so there's no point) and a background check (that could be tricky if they go back to my college days) but, assuming that goes well, I'll be joining the team at Innowave Technology. Really looking forward to working Basheer and the group at Innowave! Working together, we're going to make some dents in the universe.

So this is what it's like to really manage your career. Somebody tell LeBron I've got some cool new lessons to share!

Thanks again to the good folks at Talented Apps for inspiring me, and for all the people who have supported me in this. I'm a lucky boy.

We now return you to your regular programming.

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Bob Rhubart said...

Wow! All hail the new Dynamic Duo! This is great news, and you guys are going to make some waves.

Congratulations and best of luck.

Ted Simpson said...

Many, many congratulations Floyd!

Your OCP Advisor said...

Heartiest Congratulations!
Innowave is on the threshold of a new innovation wave to be unleashed with the launch of Oracle Fusion. It seems to be just the right time and the right place to do the right things! Best of luck on your new adventure! It's certainly going to be a hit show with the Dynamic Duo!

David Haimes said...

Glad you will be very much in the Fusion Apps world and I'll have the opportunity to work with you in the future.