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Adios, Famigo! Hello, OrgSync!

Famigo and OrgSync

Two and a half years ago, I interviewed with Cody from Famigo for a summer internship. They had initially reached out to my brother, but he already had a job and recommended me instead. The interview went well, but I decided to spend my summer working for Cisco instead.

When I got back to school in the fall, Cody contacted me and let me know they were still interested in working with me. I jumped at the chance to work at a startup after experiencing the other end of the spectrum. At the time, Famigo had an iOS SDK, so I developed an iOS game, Mad Minute, to showcase it.

Shortly after joining Famigo, I [dropped out][4] of college for unrelated reasons. I remember nervously scheduling a meeting with Cody to break the news to him, unsure of how he'd take it. Turns out, it wasn't that big of a deal. They were happy to keep me around and, in fact, brought me on full time.

Not long after that, Famigo pivoted out of the iOS market and into the Android market. I worked closely with Cody to develop an app review site from scratch. And both of us worked with Shaun to build an API for the [Sandbox][5]. It was a great experience to go from nothing to a complete product.

The next year and a half flew by. Then, in July, [Cody left][6], leaving me as the de facto senior developer. I never expected to find myself in that position, especially that early into my career. Nonetheless, I accepted the promotion and looked forward to the challenge.

Around the same time, I packed my bags and moved from Austin to Dallas. I thought the move wouldn't be that big of a deal since I frequently worked from home. Turns out, telecommuting every day is actually pretty difficult, especially when the rest of the team is in the office.

So I started looking for a job in Dallas and quickly found [OrgSync][7]. In spite of the fact that they're a Rails shop and I'm a Django developer, we seemed like a good fit for each other. I made it through their interview gauntlet and they offered me a job. I'm looking forward to working for them, starting on Monday.

That means today is my last day at Famigo. I'm sad to leave. A big thanks to Cody, Matt, Q, and all the other Famigoans for working with me over the past two and a half years. It's hard to overstate just how much fun I've had, how much I've learned, and how much I've enjoyed working on a great product with such a talented group of people.

[4]: {% post_url 2011-10-25-dropping-out-a-year-later %} [5]: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.famigo.sandbox [6]: http://www.codypowell.com/taods/2012/07/the-start-of-a-new-adventure.html [7]: http://www.orgsync.com