After the 3GI/RSA collapse happened a little over 3 years ago, I often said that my experience there had been the worst thing that could have happened to me from a work perspective. It was such an amazing work experience that nothing could ever live up to it. I hope that I now have an opportunity to prove myself wrong. Yesterday I turned in my resignation to the College of William and Mary. I have had the chance to work with a great group of people and it was a very hard decision for me to make, but I knew if I passed up this chance I would regret it.
The soul of the Williamsburg 3GI office was Kit Letchworth and Tom Barr. They got in touch with me a couple of weeks ago and invited me to join them for a presentation. They were looking for a group of developers to form the core of what will become the east coast office for PC Guardian Technologies. As far as I can tell I am employee number 3. Although I don’t technically start until May 1, I have already begun the recruiting effort to get people I think would be good fits for the organization. I’m having mixed success, but since I have never done this before, I’m relatively pleased. Between a few former 3GI folks and people I have met through my CS classes at W&M I think we will have a good start.
I get to play a similar role to what I did at 3GI; I will be doing software design and architecture as well as being the entire IT department. It is a role I really enjoy as it lets me play with lots of different things. At the beginning I expect the IT role will be dominating as we need to get an office up from scratch; everything from wiring to servers to computers for all the developers and test staff.
So, there you have it. The cat is out of the bag. And in the immortal words of Tom Barr: “This period of relative inactivity is coming to a close.”