Leaving an organization is extremely difficult especially when you have been part of it from day Zero[or before] or a 1st/2nd hire. But as someone said every great thing comes with an expiry date hence here I am writing my post on my last day of work at The New Stack.
I got to know Alex [Founder of The New Stack] via Krishnan met in Portland during OSCON & got to know about this opportunity. I was more than happy to take the task as my work included getting website developed with remote developers, find interesting authors/contributors & spread word about The New Stack, building an awesome community via social media, offline mediums, meetups.
It was great almost 2 yrs journey with Alex & The New Stack team. The team has grown so does our visibility, people talk about us & quality of our published content.
- I got to meet so many amazing people & made few good friends.
- Great amount of learning & mentoring from Alex[he will continue doing so 🙂 ] and rest of the team.
- Keeping nerves in place during situations like server downtimes or verbal arguments with people loaded with Egos.
- Getting more work done with being empathetic with co-workers
- I have my own podcast channel now, credit goes to Alex for the pep talk. [Be humble, honest & let the people talk.]
- I feel being more confident, relaxed, happy about everything in Life
I am an average writer so plan is to keep working on my writing skills & occasionally submit some contributors post for The New Stack[considering my writing skill qualifies :D]
Last Not The Least
OpenStack project has been one common connection or reason I got this gig or met Alex & Krishnan. I am thankful to the folks for pulling up such a brilliant project & uniting so many like minded folks on planet. I have not written about it in long a separate blog will be posted soon.