by, 01-Mar-2012 at 03:43 (416 Views)
I've been a tad inactive this last week due to the shock of having two jobs. Happily, it's not out of necessity. Well, not financial necessity, anyway. Creative necessity? Definitely!
I've been looking for a new job--one that replaces both my career path and my paycheck--for the better part of two years now, and during that time I've watched my technical hobbies surge to an all-consuming level. I used to do all manner of geeky stuff in my spare time. Then I got a job doing it, so I needed to de-geekify at the end of my workday. And then, somewhat unfortunately, I became a manager of the people doing the geeky stuff, and reluctantly washed my hands of it. And then, predictably, the thirst for geeky side-projects returned.
Well, I fear I'm in a bit over my head, because I'm now also a consulting engineer with a local startup company--my first ever startup experience. Can't go into too many details, but it's just about the perfect project for me, as it combines a number of my favorite hobbies. In short, the company is designing automated camera systems for sports photography/videography. And how much do I get paid? Practically nothing! WOO-HOO!! It's almost an all-equity deal, so... Could be something, could be nothing. But! It's mega-geeky, deeply technical, and I'm not just numbly cracking a whip, I'm actually doing the cool stuff.
Which is super-awesome.
Here's hoping it turns out to be something!!