I can finally share with the world something I’ve been so nervous and excited about for a while. Nervous it might be all a dream, excited that it is for real. Yesterday was my first official day at IdentityMine a company that specializes in digital user experience using some of my favorite platforms: Windows Store, Windows Phone, WPF, Xbox, Kinect and more.
IdentityMine creates leading edge applications for well-known companies using awesome things such as motion, eye and gesture tracking, and let’s not forget touch. Do I need to say I am the luckiest girl in the world?
And there is one more reason as to why I’m so thrilled. My new boss, my manager, is no other than my dear friend Laurent Bugnion. Who I first came in contact with after using his rather known OSS framework MVVM Light in a school project. Laurent is a great friend, mentor and a very skilled programmer- combine that with getting to work with other very skilled programmers and we can see why I’m all smiles while I write this- sitting at a Starbucks café in Switzerland after a long day of introduction to the company by Laurent.
From the start I knew I loved working with these technologies, and while I happily played and worked with other languages, platforms and tools- I always invested in this. My first ‘Hello World’ was a WPF, my first app a Windows Phone, my first technical course for Pluralsight Leap Motion, my first book (co-authored) on Windows Store Apps. Somewhere I knew this is the area where I, for now, I thrive the best and can deliver best. You wouldn’t believe how many argued that it’s better to be a generalist, and that it would be impossible to find what I was looking for. Call me a dreamer, but this dreamer just had her dream come true 😀
Of course I have a lot of hard work ahead of me- the programmers we have are very good at what they do and this is a completely different level when we talk about these technologies as we are talking specialists working on innovative projects for large and known clients.
And where I will live? Well we haven’t figured that out yet. But that is hardly important right now. I have code to write, coffee to drink, and new people to meet. And I couldn’t be more happy.