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May 30, 2011


New Adventure – New Challenge

For the past year and a half I have been working for HPU, their an amazing company with some amazing people. But in the past few months something started itching inside me, I was not getting the challenge I wanted to get, I was not gaining the knowledge I wanted to gain. I felt like I was repeating the same trick and coming home, it was not often that I actually felt satisfied with what I was doing.

So that for me was a sign that I should move on. Inspired by Steve jobs Stanford Commencement Speech

If today were the last day of my life. Would I want to do what I am about to do today?

I decided I should be looking for a new adventure, a new challenge that would inspire me to become a better developer then I am today, everyday. In this process I wasn’t ‘actively’ looking, I wasn’t going online every day searching for a new opportunity. I knew that with patience, I would find my dream job. This happened on May 4th, there was an small blog post which read: “Wanted: Talented Software Engineer” and the very first heading was exactly this: “We’re Looking For A Jedi Apprentice”.

I replied with my heart beat raised, had the first interview over skype (I know right, how awesome is that!), was invited to have a conversation in Utrecht and now finally

Coming July first I will be working for Egeniq!!!

I am so excited that even now a few weeks later my heart still raises when I think of the awesome stuff that I will be doing in a month from now. I know that I will be learning so much, that I will be experiencing so much and above all, I will be enjoying myself so much more working with the people and the projects over at egeniq.

Egeniq is a company that specialises in mobile development. It’s a young company founded October 2010, but they already have made some impressive applications. Also the founders have years of experience in developing applications.

So I’ll just end with a, probably inappropriate line that’s been going trough my head the last few days:

“fuck yeah”

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4 Comments Post a comment
  1. Ivo
    May 30 2011

    Hey Thijs,

    Very nice post! We’re happy to have you on board. Welcome, good luck and above all, have fun!


  2. May 30 2011

    Welkom aan boord Thijs! We zien je over een paar weken!

  3. May 31 2011

    Goede zaak kerl! Tijd om mooie dingen te maken ipv code stampen!

  4. Hugo
    Jun 1 2011

    Gefeliciteerd met je nieuwe baan! Ik hoop dat het de uitdaging is die je zoekt


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