Monday, August 20, 2012

Changing Directions

I've always have a strong interest in software engineering. It is the reason why I took Computer Science in college and also why I minorred in software engineering.

However, since I dont have any interest in developing desktop softwares, I only had one job as a software engineer back then in 2005. I'm always interested in the web and I established my own web software company, Emfeld. I did projects and enjoyed things with Emfeld.

And so there I was, graduating from college and then from grad school working for non software companies. I even developed career paths as teachers and IT auditors.

Even when I'm enjoying my career growth, I never felt any satisfaction working outside of software engineering. I took side projects and work during the night, simply to relax and enjoy things. Yeah, you heard that right. I write codes to relax. Sounds geeky? I know, and I'm proud to be one.

Starting this year, my interest in programming grew even stronger. I joined a hackathon in April and managed to get judges' favorite app. From there it's all clear that it's the career path I wanted.

About 2 weeks ago I had an interview with a startup here in Jakarta. The company has good prospects, a great culture as well as a great team. Most of the guys are from the closed Yahoo! Koprol team. Two days afterwards I said yes to their offer and take that jump.

This new journey I'll start in September will be a challenging one since it combines my strong interest as well as a new experience with a very interesting company. I'm not afraid to make this jump, simply since it gives me personal satisfaction as well as a promising restart.

Feeling unwell with your current job? Quit it and find one that suits you well.

Good luck!

regards

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