A big transition

I’ve got a new job! I really can’t contain how completely excited I am to be starting at Clipmarks this week. It’s kind of bubbling out of me and I’m constantly thinking of ideas and trying to mentally plan how to prioritize and where to begin.

At the same time, I’m transitioning out of a job I’ve loved for 4 and a half years. It’s been an incredible experience, I’ve made some life-long friends, and it’s certainly bittersweet to leave Common Ground, especially given how important our mission of solving homelessness is to me.

I’m a big believer that if you’re going to bother doing something, you might as well do it right, so I’ve been working up to the wire to make sure that everything at CGC is left in a good state. In essence, I’m doing my best to program myself out of a job.

I’ve ported all of our various CMS systems over to wordpress, I’m collecting notes and logins and procedures on our wiki and passing them on to other folks, and I’m helping to complete a site architecture overhaul as I pack up my things. It’s been interesting, but I’m happy to leave knowing that I did my best even on my way out. I’m also making sure that everyone knows they can call me when things blow up – heck , I still work for Stu now and then!

I’ve been working Thursdays at Clipmarks already, but it’s not quite the same when you’ve got to squeeze things in after-hours or 1 day a week. It’s going to be amazing to be able to focus on so much of what I’ve learned and have been doing on my free time as my 9-5.

What I’m truly excited about is that I get to work with a group of people who really get it, who love working on the project and are passionate about it. It’s invigorating just to be in the office.

Exciting times are ahead! I’ll be writing about it more here I’m sure, but in the meantime, check out clipmarks.com and see what I’ll be working on.

Author: ericskiff

Hi, I'm Eric Skiff - I'm a developer at Amplify.com, co-founder of NYC Resistor, and BarCamp planner here in NYC.

3 thoughts on “A big transition”

  1. Congrats on the new gig. It’s all about keeping up the momentum, my friend. I myself am starting a new job this evening waiting tables at banquets. It’s been a few years. Here’s to hoping I don’t drop any trays!

  2. Tim, this is the type of advice and work ppeole hire me to help with. It takes time, skill and tools to answer your question. It takes some investment to get me to use my skill, time and tools to fetter out what else is wrong with your site(uation).

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