Life Changes

I’ve been home for the last couple days preparing to start a new chapter in life. I wrapped up my tenure at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis on Friday, and will be starting my new job at Innovative tomorrow. I had a pretty good run at the museum, but I like to keep chapters short, and the time had come to make another move.

For the most part, I’ll be doing the same things at Innovative that I did at the museum, but I’ll be working with a few other developers, rather than being an island. Hopefully, this will give me the chance to learn a lot of new stuff, and validate a lot of what I’ve been doing up to this point. It will be the first time I’ve worked with a lot of other people doing the same things I do. Also, it should be more fast-paced and challenging, and I expect to soon have a lot of work to show off that I’m really proud of.

I am super thankful for my time at the museum. Every time I’ve left a non-profit job, I have felt lucky to have some of the freedoms that go along with it. It’s too bad they are always so slow-moving and cautious. There’s such a great opportunity there to do cutting-edge, fantastic stuff when failure isn’t the end of the world. But, for a lot of people, I suppose it is the end of the world.

About Scott Allen

Scott Allen is a web developer from Indianapolis, Indiana. He has been working with HTML, CSS, PHP, & MySQL since the late '90s, and has extensive experience in database design and development, server-side scripting, content management, and front-end user experience, especially in the creation of educational content. Connect with Scott on Twitter (preferably), or Facebook or Google+ (if you aren't in a hurry).
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2 Responses to Life Changes

  1. Mansoor Siddeeq says:

    Congrats man! Progress, its wonderful! I wish you the best of luck and I really hope to stay in touch so don’t be surprised if you see a bunch of random comments from me every now and then.

    Also, I never did get a chance to really thank you and Ian both for the time spent and lessons learned, so here it goes. Thank you very much!

    • scott says:

      Thanks, Mansoor. Hope all is going well with you. I have noticed you posting work stuff on twitter, so the job is evidently progressing. That’s great.

      Stay in touch, and if you ever need any help with anything, don’t hesitate to ask.

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