Trellon - My First Two Months
About two months ago I joined the Trellon team as CTO. There were tentative conversations shortly after I announced my departure from Examiner. Those conversations quickly became solid for both the Trellon team and me. After a week of great discussions, we all decided the fit was right. Since then, I've been enjoying merging my uniqueness into the Trellon culture.
I bring the last 13 years of my career to Trellon. I've spent that time defining, honing, and adjusting project/development processes across a wide variety of companies. I cut my teeth managing the builds of custom PHP MySQL applications. Then I fell head over heels with Drupal in 2006, fully transitioning to largely working with the platform in 2007. It was just in time for Drupalcon in Barcelona. That's when the magic really happened and I became part of the community.
Those of you who know me, know that I'm passionate about this community that has embraced me warmly and wholly. This past year, while delivering one of the keynotes for Drupalcamp Austin, I described myself as a cuckoo. My background isn't originally from the tech world. I was a technical theatre professional and fine artist. Indeed, I've stayed pretty active as an artist - although the canvases are now stacked in neat rows in what is now my office.
I've spent the last couple of months getting to know the team, observe the company in action, make minor refinements to the Project Management and workflow processes. I've been leveraging my experience to help in project decisions. While role continues to evolve, I already know that I'm looking forward to focusing a good chunk of my time on:
- (Company) Profile
Like many of you, I'll be headed to Munich tomorrow. I'll be presenting on project management methodologies. I'd love it if you would take the time to come see me speak. Please don't be shy coming to chat with me - either at the convention or socially in the evening.
Pop by the Trellon booth and meet a few members of the team - you can find us at #G5. If you want to find out what we're up to before, during, and after the con - follow us on Twitter @trellon.