By the end of November 2011 my contract with JP Morgan ended after 17 months. In many ways it was an interesting but difficult time. I could learn a lot of interesting (and not so interesting) things. Unfortunately, not so much technical stuff that I would have liked (I didn’t really expect that), but about how (really) big corporations work (I think they copy from dilbert.com), about software engineering processes and banking stuff. It was quite difficult for me and my family though, I needed to commute from south-west Germany to south-west Switzerland every second week, which was quite a struggle for all of us. I am happy that this is over now.
I took some free time to spend with my family for most of December, and now want to start through with cool new stuff. I am still not 100% sure which way to go. I am currently spending time to work on CacioWeb and want to turn it into a great product for LadyBug. We have some interested customers and could get some funding, so this is an obvious thing to do for the short term. We also have a bunch of other cool ideas in the pipeline. I am not sure if it can provide enough safe income for the long run to feed my family though, which is why I am also currently looking for an employment position in a nice company (if you happen to know a good one – here’s my CV – , let me know!).
To me that’s an exciting start into the new year. It will be interesting to see what will have happened one year from now 🙂