What a long strange road it’s been. Over the past 5 years, I travelled the world and met many, many incredible people. I was fortunate to run and work with an awesome team of Evangelists and helped build products for software engineers to write better unit tests and be more productive developing software with Visual Studio. I helped architect solutions for major companies in the US and abroad. While these have been incredible experiences, a couple of items kept coming back to me. My children were growing up without me, and I really missed spending my days with all of the wicked smart people here in the heartland.
With that in mind, I’m extremely proud to announce that starting today (after much prayer, soul searching, and family discussions), I have joined Strategic Data Systems (http://www.sds-consulting.com) as a Principal Consultant/Architect. I’ve known the great people at Strategic Data Systems (SDS) for a long time, and have had the pleasure to interact with them on a regular basis through the Cincinnati .NET User Group (http://www.cinnug.org), the Cincinnati Day of Agile (http://www.dayofagile.org), Southwest Ohio Give Camp, and many other community and philanthropic endeavors. I have held them in high regard for many years, and am honored and humbled to be able to join such an awesome team.
My oldest son just completed his role as the Tin Man in his schools production of the Wizard of Oz, and it’s true. There’s no place like home!
About the author
| ||A Principal Consultant/Architect with Strategic Data Systems (http://www.sds-consulting.com), international speaker, Microsoft MVP, ASPInsider, MCSD, CSM, and CSP, and a passionate member of the developer community, Phil Japikse has been working with .NET since the first betas, developing software for over 30 years, and heavily involved in the agile community since 2005. Phil is the Lead Director for the Cincinnati .NET User’s Group (www.cinnug.org) and the Cincinnati Software Architect Group, co-hosts the Hallway Conversations podcast (www.hallwayconversations.com), founded the Cincinnati Day of Agile (www.dayofagile.org), and volunteers for the National Ski Patrol. Phil enjoys to continuously learn new tech and is always striving to improving his craft. You can follow Phil on twitter via www.twitter.com/skimedic read his blog at www.skimedic.com/blog, and see all of his connections at http://www.about.me/skimedic. |