Back when I started Cincy Clean Coders, it felt like the Dayton community was nearly nonexistent. It seemed like I needed to head down to the big city to attract a community of Clean Coders.
Fast forward 2 years… the Cincy group has stopped meeting, Dayton Clean Coders is going strong (with a bad-ass logo), an Elixir Group is forming, and GemCityJS is growing. There’s Build Guild and others as well. The Dayton tech scene is thriving!
It turns out the people at the center of making much of this happen are also doing great things for the web at Sparkbox by leading the world in responsive web design.
Starting next week I’m excited to join the awesome Sparkbox team, focusing hard on making the web and Dayton community an even more amazing place!
Between the platform shift to open source, Ruby, Rails, etc. and the challenge of working with some of the most passion devs I’ve met, this looks to be an exciting challenge just to keep up!
Microsoft ALM & MVP Community
This move likely means stepping away from the Microsoft ALM & MVP community. These have been some of the most passionate and hard working people I’ve met. They give an immense amount of their time towards helping build great software.
I’m not horribly worried about being copied. If we can make the whole world provide better services, I’m happy.
…I have no doubt that set of tools will be in a great place in the coming years.