Life announcement: Joining Rapid7
Up until now, I’ve kept this blog strictly about technical discussions (and there hasn’t been too much interesting to discuss lately that hasn’t had extensive coverage elsewhere, sorry about that!). Today, however, I have some exciting news to share that isn’t strictly technical, though it will no doubt have a major impact on the things that I’m working on and may end up reflecting (positively) on the posts I make in the blog going forward.
Of course, a big move like this doesn’t come without ramifications. It is with a heavy heart that I must reduce my role in the company I co-founded, 10×10 Room, to that of advisor. I will be investing a lot of my brainspace going forward into rolling out the best possible front-end architecture I can for Rapid7, and it would not be good for either Rapid7 or 10×10 Room if I tried to ride both horses at once. I have made a ton of friends in the game development industry over the past few years, and I am genuinely sorry that I never did get a chance to meet more of them in person. I will still be following everyone on the social interwebs, and I can’t wait to hear what amazing work y’all will be sharing with us in the future. No matter how old I get, I’m sure I will always identify as a gamer, and it was a true honor to consider myself a game developer for a short while as well. I’m also incredibly excited to know what’s coming down the pipeline for 10×10 Room and Conclave, which makes this an even more difficult departure. Needless to say, Rapid7 had a very, very high bar to hit to get me to leave my current company, which I guess just goes to show once again how excited I am about this new role.