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Joining 5Minds

After last week’s departure from Neopoly it’s time to look to the future!

Starting next month, I will transition into my new role at 5Minds.

There is so much that excites me about this new endeavour: They’re loving Elixir, which is always a good thing, but the main pull for me was probably just how much energy and development this young company exhibits.

I have a hard time finding words to describe the connection I felt. The people I met are enthusiastic folks by heart and crafting software is their life’s passion, as is mine.

If I had to sum up my initial impression in four words, I’d call them “super professional mad scientists”. Can’t wait to become one of them.

Leaving Neopoly

Friday has been my last day at Neopoly after being with the company for 16 years. I am 33 years old now, which means that I have been with them for literally half my life - I did not know my first girlfriend when I started this job, nor did I have a driver’s license or a high school diploma.

During my time there I learned so much professionally, but also went through my formative years as a young person. I am still impressed by all the things we accomplished together, the long nights coding, the experiences we created and provided to our customers, the friendships we formed and the lessons we learned.

The biggest of which I owe to @splattael, who introduced me to the world of Open Source, GitHub and the importance of reading (and working with) other people’s code. Without him and Neopoly’s support I would not have started the projects people are giving me so much credit for today.

And the little parting present they got me could not have been more thoughtful :)

Thank you, @neopoly!

Does your company use Credo?

Credo is a static code analysis tool for the Elixir language:

Next week, I will be giving a Elixir talk in Hamburg which includes a “behind the scenes” look at Credo and its unexpected success. I am looking for companies using Elixir and Credo for their projects (it’s for a “bragging slide” at the beginning of my presentation).

If you want to see your company name/logo on that slide, tweet me or send me an email (details in GitHub profile).

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