I’m moving on to a new role as a Web GUI Developer !
I have been a Program/Project manager on large scale provisioning software systems for close to 10 years. I ran the Software Release Management cycle and also played an integral role in process definition and productivity improvements initiatives. During that time, I would always insert myself into projects that needed some web development done (but no one to do it) because of my passion for it. That’s how I picked up SharePoint client side customization knowledge – I use it as the back-end services to the web apps I create. I enjoyed the work I did as a Program/Project manger, mainly because the position in most cases allowed me work very close to the development teams where I was given the room to address problems together – rather than to just track that a problem existed and assign it to someone else.
I started on the new project in May and I’m now working with the technologies that I enjoy and building my competency in areas that I have wanted to explore but had not had dedicated time to do it. Items like CSS3 animations and transitions, charting and graphics using the SVG standard, testing frameworks such as Mocha and Chai, and the use of Node and the Express framework.
This is a great new phase of my career and one that I will certainly enjoy. Not many get to do what they love and get paid for it, so I feel fortunate.