Fashion Magazine

Goodbye, Microsoft! My Next Chapter

By Trendytechie @theTrendyTechie

For the last four years Microsoft has been my world, my launchpad, and my home. When I first started, I was an eager young university student developing Windows 8.1 apps, and Trendy Techie was still mostly a fashion blog. My mentors and experiences at Microsoft helped to craft me into the person I am today, and gave me the confidence to take these next steps. Today is my last day at Microsoft, and tomorrow I start my next chapter as an independent technologist.

This is the hardest right decision I’ve ever had to make. During my time at Microsoft I had incredible opportunities and worked with amazing people to make real impact on developers in Canada, the US, and around the world. I am so grateful to my Microsoft family for everything we’ve shared over the last four years; to everyone I’ve had the pleasure of working with and meeting through my various roles at Microsoft, thank you. To the incredible minds who took the time to mentor and guide me, thank you, you have no idea how much you changed my life. And to the students, current and graduated, who attended my talks, shared your passion projects, and stayed up all night coding with me at hackathons, thank you, I wish you many more successes.

In my next steps I will taking the leap out of the corporate world! I’ll be leading the development of a new Blockchain developer curriculum for Lighthouse Labs, to be launched this spring, and will be diving head first into the world of entrepreneurship at the Next 36, where I will be launching a venture with my talented co-founders in the next few months. These two opportunities came to me at the perfect time, and I could not be more excited about what’s ahead. I truly believe that Blockchain will be the underlying technology of the future, and I’m excited to be a part of its education and innovation while the technology is still in its early days.

Going forward I will of course be sharing the journey here on Trendy Techie and on Instagram/Twitter. I’ve never taken on something quite so big before, so get ready to see lots of messy desks, late night livestreams, cold coffee, and Solidity code! Let’s continue on this journey together, learn and teach and learn again, and build a better future.

. . . . . . .

Goodbye, Microsoft! My Next Chapter

You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • Practicing Empathy

    Embed from Getty ImagesBrené Brown is a researcher who has specialized in studying shame for most of her career. Her recent book, I Thought It Was Just Me (but... Read more

    8 hours, 57 minutes ago by   Candacemoody
  • Chilli Update

    Chilli Update

    You might recall that about a month ago I sowed seeds of 20 different varieties of chilli. They germinated at different rates, keeping me guessing (and... Read more

    9 hours, 48 minutes ago by   Mwillis
  • Sophie & Scotts Wedding at Athelhampton House

    Sophie Scotts Wedding Athelhampton House

    Athelhampton House Wedding Athelhampton House weddings are regular features scattered throughout our diary. A familiar venue that keeps giving fresh imagery as ... Read more

    9 hours, 59 minutes ago by   Linusm
  • "I Am Worth More Than My Self Doubt"

    Worth More Than Self Doubt"

    Top of the Monday morning to you! We're finally back in Atlanta today after getting in early yesterday, grabbing the kids and then running home, unpacking, had ... Read more

    10 hours, 5 minutes ago by   Cait
  • Signs of the Times

    Signs Times

    America’s phallic affair with guns should give us pause to wonder what the true motivation is. My wife sent me an NPR story on the World Peace and Unification... Read more

    12 hours, 42 minutes ago by   Steveawiggins
  • Heart Valve Replacement: How to Prepare

    Heart Valve Replacement: Prepare

    Overview Before you undergoe the heart replacement surgery to replace a heart valve, you will need to prepare for your hospital stay. Read more

    13 hours, 14 minutes ago by   Allyson3james
  • Blood and Tourism in Kashmir

    The previous summer, amid an overnight transport trip from New Delhi to Srinagar—the mid-year capital of the Indian-controlled condition of Jammu and Kashmir—I... Read more

    13 hours, 21 minutes ago by   Amar Rana