After a great time working with the most excellent Ben and Blake at The Canary Collective since 2013, I’ve moved to a Senior Developer position at Dark Horse Comics. I started last Monday.
It’s been a great experience so far! Besides the fact that employees receive large stacks of comics just because, the rest of the devs and staff are pretty great. The stack is really impressive, self hosted openstack installation with a large number of servers to serve up all the digital comic content. Also I’m being introduced to monitoring and alerting tools I wasn’t aware of like New Relic, Sentry, etc. It’s good stuff. They also believe in cross-training, so I get to pair program with people in the team who use entirely different programming languages. It is awesome and I’m excited to grow my knowledge base.
Having a commute has been a nice change too actually. It gives me time to decompress before arriving home with the family, so I can be more present and not thinking about work elements so much.
All in all, very happy. 🙂