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Joining the Telligenti

August 21, 2008

When I first graduated from college, the job market was pretty bad, and most companies were cutting back rather than hiring new employees. A few months before I graduated, I sent out over 100 copies of my resume to various IT and software shops around the area. I got only one call back, and it was from CTI, where I’ve now worked for most of my career. They took a chance on me when I was greener than grass, and challenged me with some very interesting and difficult projects. I’ve learned a tremendous amount about software development and business in my time here, and while there have been ups and downs, the experience I’ve gained has been invaluable. However, a couple of months ago I decided that it was time for the company and I to part ways.

In May of this year, I met Dan Hounshell, Joe Fiorini, and Leon Gersing at the Cleveland Day of .NET, and Dan asked if I would be interested in applying for a position at Telligent. I’ve had a lot of respect for the company and followed the blogs and Twitter streams of several employees, and when he mentioned that they would consider people for telecommuting positions, my curiosity was piqued. At the time I hadn’t made up my mind to leave my current job, but once I did I pinged Dan to see if they might have an opening for a ninja-obsessed codephile such as myself. :)

After going through their interview process (which was very impressive), I’m happy to announce that I’ve accepted a position on Telligent’s Product Development Team as a Senior Software Development Engineer, starting at the beginning of September. The company is based in Dallas, Texas, but I’ll be working remotely from my home in Ohio — which should prove to be an interesting experience in and of itself. (Oddly enough, several of the people in Product Development that work remotely are in Ohio, although as far as I know, only Joe Fiorini is in the greater Cleveland area like myself.)

I’m very excited to be joining the team, and working on some very cool products with some of the industry’s best and brightest minds!

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  1. Grats Nate! Good luck on your new opprotunity.

  2. Glad to have you on board and looking forward to meeting you at the next gathering in Dallas! :)

  3. Congrats Nate. Welcome to the ranks of those that are truly happy, the work-from-home developers :-)

  4. Congrats, Nate. Telecommuting is amazing. I’ve been doing it myself for 3 years and am trying hard not to go into an office for my next position. I’ve been able to watch my kids grow on a daily basis.

    Telligent is very lucky to have you.

  5. Randy permalink

    Welcome to the fold, Nate. Great to have you aboard & hope you make it to Dallas soon.

  6. Congrats! There are some great people at Telligent, what an awesome opportunity! Good luck to you.

  7. Congratulations Dave,
    hope you will still have time to work on Ninject :)


  8. Wow, this is great. I’m very happy for you. *Lots* of good folks over there (Telligent).

    Can’t wait to see the next Telligent product featuring good loosely coupled design featuring Ninject DI/IoC! :)

  9. Congrats, Nate. My gramma always said: the harder you work, the “luckier” you get. Keep up the great pace!

  10. Congrats man! As a fellow home-worker, one word, headphones! :)

  11. Cool stuff Nate! Can’t wait to see what comes out of this combination :) All the best!

  12. Welcome to Telligent Nate..i’m also a little biased as that’s my son’s name!

    george dearing
    corporate evangelist

  13. Congratulations & Good Luck Nate! I’m jealous. :0)

  14. Congratulations, Nate. Good luck and let us know how it goes!

  15. Welcome aboard, Nate!

  16. Hell yeah! Welcome to the team, man.

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