So it’s been almost three years since I actually posted anything on this website. That is horrible. Just plain horrible. Inexcusable. Well, not that you’re all that curious, but in case you are, let’s get you up to speed. It’ll be quick. I promise.
Working at Via
Shortly after my last post, I found a position with a company called Via Trading. It’s a great company, and I still have fond memories of my 22 months there. I realized towards the end that IT is not really my thing. I’m a developer. That’s what I love.
Okay, full disclosure, IT made me want to bash my head on a desk. Ever see the cult classic series IT Crowd? Yeah, that was pretty accurate to my experience. I just don’t have the patience for that kind of position.
Anyways while, I was able to get my Individual Qualifications for Google AdWords and Analytics in a few short months. I redesigned the front end of the website which took six months. After the new design was launched, I started re-evaluating our AdWords and Bing/Yahoo campaigns. I’m totally bragging here, but I was able to more than double the number of leads while maintaining the same budget. Now that’s optimization. Soon, came phone system upgrades, moving the company to Google Apps, and security camera upgrades. I learned a lot during my time with the company. However, it wasn’t the direction I wanted to go. So I moved on.
Shortly after leaving Via, I ended up at Rosetta (not the language software company). It was a fun shift working at an agency. I was able to work on BlackBerry.com as a production developer releasing new product pages. Working with other great developers was definitely the change I was looking for. Sadly, we are all aware of the situation BlackBerry was in during the summer of 2013, and my contract was terminated. It was a crazy two and half months. Fun atmosphere. Intense deadlines. Awesome co-workers. That pretty much sums it up.
Now, you’re all caught up, and my blog finally has a post younger than 2 years old.