The Dev World

Ah, crap. I can't believe it's been more than a year since I posted here.

So, a RECAP!

When last I left you, dear reader, I was deeply embroiled in coding bootcamp at The Iron Yard Indianapolis. The good news: I successfully completed the course there, and on September 11th, began a 3-month on-the-job-training stint with Greenlight Guru, a local cloud software (SaaS - or Software as a Service) company. Huzzah! Successful career transition underway!

I completed my internship (in name only) at Greenlight, and was brought on as a full-fledged Full Stack - Front End Developer on their dev team. Huzzah! Career transition successful! It's been quite an trip so far. GG uses Ember as their front-end framework, which is quite a bit different from the React projects I had been building at the Iron Yard. But, since they're both built on top of Javascript, it just took a bit of time to become accustomed to the conventions and behavior of writing Ember applications, and now I feel like a productive, contributing member of the development team.

It was also around this time when I was contacted by my friends from Indiana Repertory Theater (remember way back when I was a sound engineer?), with the news that they had secured the funding and rights to edit and broadcast Finding Home: Indiana At 200 on the local public station WFYI. Since I had done the FOH mixing and recording, I would handle the editing and mixing of the audio to the final broadcast video. Hey, cool! The show was broadcast in December on WFYI.

Oh, did I also mention that IRT also hired me to sound design their production of The Originalist? An interesting play about Supreme Court Justice Scalia, and directed by the always wonderful James Still, it was a nice deviation back into the theater world.

Time passes, life proceeds at the usual break-neck speed.

Then, I get word that WFYI has submitted Finding Home to the regional EMMY awards for several categories, including Sound. Then, I get word that Finding Home won a Lower Great Lakes Chapter Regional EMMY Award for Sound!



A real-live Emmy award!

Yeah, so that happened!

So, as I said, life continues on unabated, the kids are starting school in a week and 1/2, Mary is quitting her job as a social worker to start an in-home daycare, and I'm still coding Ember at Greenlight, and developing a full-stack side-project for the old college buddies in React, NodeJS, Apollo/GraphQL, just to keep my skillz in various technologies as up-to-date as possible.

How's things with you?