Sometimes things just happen in life and you’ve got to jump at the opportunity and take it. Last week, I joined the Ionic Framework team to focus on their Ionic Creator project.
I’ve been slinging code, massacring bugs and tackling the issues list.
Now, some of you might be asking, if I’m out trying to do my own thing, why am I switching jobs? And to that, I have a few answers:
The Ionic Creator project aligns with my vision
As many of you know, I’m all about building minimum viable products. The Ionic Creator is a drag and drop tool that allows you to mock up apps using Ionic extremely quickly.
I see the Ionic Creator as an important stepping stone in the art of building an MVP, and I’m going to be adding even more features to the tool to increase it’s use in this area.
Ionic has really smart devs and a lot of klout
Chances are many of you have heard of the Ionic project. I suppose I should tell you that it’s a hybrid mobile development framework (an awesome one at that), in case you haven’t heard of it yet.
They’ve got a really great team and I’m proud to be a part of it.
I’m also trying to build my personal brand and Ionic is also going to help me with that. The ability to say “I’m on the Ionic team” is only going to further help my personal brand. People know who Ionic is, and many people respect Ionic’s mission and team.
Not only is Ionic an awesome team, but they have some really solid perks that I think are going to greatly increase my happiness and decrease my stress levels.
Not only did I get a nice salary increase, but I also get a ton of vacation time and I get to work from home. Being that Madison is so close, I can also go into the office if I need some help or just want a change of pace.
The Ionic project is further along than a lot of the projects I’ve worked on in the past. I’ve pushed to production probably 20+ times already since I’ve been there and my changes have already been used by a great amount of people.
I’ll be able to blog about the experiences of working with a product that’s already in the market and how to increase it’s usability and traction, along with loads of other things that I’ll be learning on the job.
So, long story short, it was just the right decision, and I’m pumped up to be a member of this team! On to new things!