Leaving Heuristic Solutions

April 19, 2016 mgroves 0 Comments
Tags: personal career

After working at Heuristic Solutions for 2 years, I've decided to take my career in a new direction.

I started at Heuristic Solutions with big plans and big expectations (both from myself and from others). Things did not pan out as well as I hoped, due to a combination of factors, both professional and personal. But, I made the transition from consultant to the LearningBuilder product team, and that's where I've spent most of my time while employed there. It's been an immense and enriching challenge working on a very complex piece of software; perhaps the most complex (in a good way) piece of software I've ever had the honor to work on. Sure, it's not perfect, no code base is, but it has consistently provided a canvas to apply and grow my skills as a developer.

Everyone I've worked with, and especially the Central Ohio-based members of the product team, I highly recommend to anyone seeking out a team that works hard, thinks hard, and cares about what they're building and how they're building it.

So, you might be asking, if it's so great, why are you leaving? Well, I think that will be clear in the next blog post. In the meantime, it just remains for me to thank:

  • Seth - for being a great technical leader, and for originally recruiting me to join Heuristics
  • Calvin - for pairing with me over the last 2 years, and coding circles around me while doing it (bada bing bada boom)
  • Brian - for helping to beat me into shape as a QA lead and playing those bongos congas so well (I hope you get that island in the sun)
  • Michael - for hanging out with me and becoming an excellent coder, and automater of everything
  • Scott - for always answering the call, pushing the technology limits, and just being there in the consulting trenches at the beginning
  • Sara - for being a passionate UX and UI whiz, and for talking Star Wars (I've stlil not met her in person but would like to!)
  • Glen - for allowing me to open up on a personal level, and providing much-needed guidance
  • Christopher and Ali - for being generous, kind, and fair
  • Steve, Tom, Robert, and the rest - for helping me whenever I needed it, and for your hard work accomodating customers and building relationships

A special thanks goes out to:

  • Gate 35X
  • No Winning
  • Kuli Loach
  • A closet-sized office

Thanks for reading, and stay tuned for what's next.

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Matthew D. Groves lives in Central Ohio. He works remotely, loves to code, and is a Microsoft MVP.

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