Day 0 Video
Today I quit my job.
After 4 years of working as a software engineer at a startup company, I told my boss to fuck off! ... Ok so I didn't do that. ( I'm sure there are plenty of you out there who would love to do that ) My boss.. or should I say my former boss has nothing but excitement for me. You see, I've actually been planning to leave the company for over a year now.
During my 4 years of startup life where I was employee #1, ( if you count the President of the company employee Zero ), I was encouraged to build my own things, in my own time... which I did. After my first year learning web development with Ruby On Rails, I took a crack at my own web app. It was called Boomerang.io. It was an awesome experience and also a terrible app.. Nobody wanted to use it. I think there was maybe 2 or 3 paying users. But it was still an amazing experience.
With a few more years under my belt and feeling like I learned the most I could. I told my boss that I was planning on quitting, and now here I am.
I hope that the chronicling of my path to starting my own business is instructional to many of you. I'll make mistakes, and I'll also make great decisions as well ( hopefully ). If anything maybe it will just be entertaining watching someone go up in flames.. who knows. All I know is this: