A few weeks ago I left my job at Modulz. It was a good job with a great team, which made quitting quite difficult. It was my first time voluntarily leaving a gig I actually liked, but I knew it was time to move on to other things.
Exactly what those other things would be, I wasn’t 100% sure at the time. And in some ways I’m still not. But I do know my next steps, and I’m excited to see where they take me.
When I moved to San Diego in 2019, I reached out to a few people I knew from the internet who lived here. One of those individuals was Michael Jackson, so agreed to meet me for lunch at In-N-Out, which at the time felt like the most California thing a person could do for lunch. We had a lovely conversation over burgers, talked a bit of shop, and he tipped me off about a few good skateparks near Carlsbad before shaking hands and parting ways.
A lot has happened between then and now. I worked for Michael’s company briefly before the pandemic changed our plans. Somewhat serendipitously, shortly after deciding to take a different path, an opportunity arose to work with Michael and Ryan again. This time in a much different capacity that would scratch a professional itch I’ve had for some time.
I’ll be working with React Training once more, but this time as an educator! After leading a few of their Advanced React courses before, I’m very excited to help them design new curriculum, expand their offering of online courses on a brand new platform, and when it’s finally safe, taking these amazing workshops back on the road with Brad Westfall, who has done an amazing job of rebuilding and adapting the education business for a COVID world. I’ve got a few private workshops coming up soon and am helping Brad lead a new series of free public workshops starting in a couple of weeks. Get pumped!
In addition, I’ll be working on my own product on the DL (for now), but am hopeful to bring more into public view soon. And unless you block me on Twitter, you’ll also see me more on video so … deal with that how you will.