It’s probably apparent that I’ve been doing some critical thinking about my interactions with others and it’s probably appropriate to share why this has been on my mind lately.
About a month ago Adaptive Path and I parted ways. We did so on good terms, of course, but it wasn’t easy nonetheless, I’m sure for either of us.
The story is a bit longer than I can quickly articulate, so assume a couple of things as I relate the experience to make things easier: as far as I know, the big secret Rails application is still on track, pun acknowledged. There’s no turmoil or rumours of project cancellation. There will still be a kick ass Ruby on Rails based product from Adaptive Path. Things didn’t get ugly. I have the utmost respect for the people I worked with. It was worth it.
The details of what happened are important, but I think I still want to hold on to them for while – I’m still learning from the experience and want more time to really think about what happened so I can talk with a bit of weight about the lessons learned.
The departure does mean two things – I’m a free agent starting in two months. I started work on a new Robot Coop project code named Waddles this morning, and will be drinking the Robot Juice for at least that long as I help Erik and the rest of the Robots build something fun.