Silver Linings

I haven’t felt much like writing these days, but I’m taking advantage of the moderate temps, overcast skies, and the fact that there’s a parasol-protected table outside within range of my wifi to give myself an excuse to sit somewhere other than my desk for a change and tap out a few words.

Primarily, I’m excited to let you know that on July 20th, I began a new role as a Software Engineer on the product team at Rocketgenius, the company that makes the Gravity Forms plugin for WordPress.

During the seven-plus years that I’ve spent working in the WordPress agency space, I’ve learned a lot about meeting the demands of challenging projects, and partnering with my clients to help them achieve their business goals. I’ve worked closely with my clients on agile teams, participating in feature-planning discussions, pointing sprint tickets, and collaborating on development efforts to continuously deliver new features and functionality to their web applications.

What excites me about my new role at Rocketgenius is having the opportunity to contribute to those efforts from the inside. As inclusive and collaborative as my client teams have been, there’s nothing quite like being directly on staff that communicates with your customers and defines the roadmap for what features you plan to add to your product. I’m thrilled to join my new team, and work closely with my colleagues and our customers to help deliver functionality that they’ve been dreaming about for years.

For the first few weeks, I’ve primarily been learning the ropes: reading documentation, setting up my development environment, running our testing suite, learning how to work, and slowly ramping up to tackle a couple of open tickets. My team has been amazing: they’re thoughtful, inquisitive, collaborative, and kind. As an added bonus, I’m reunited with some old friends from previous agencies, so while I’m the new kid on the block, I’ve got some familiar faces with me to help me along the way.

Thus far, things have been amazing, and I’m really looking forward to seeing what the coming months and years will bring with this crew. And we’re still hiring! If you’re seeking the kind of change I was, perhaps consider putting in an application?