“You do what?” That is usually the first question I hear when I try to explain to people what I do.
“Wait, you work in what?” That is the most common question I get when I try to explain my office environment.
“That’s Awesome!” That is usually the follow up response when I am finished explaining my job at DeveloperTown.
And that is exact reason why I started working at DeveloperTown a little more than a month ago. It truly is an awesome place to work.
I graduated with a marketing degree, and like many people who are fresh out of college with a marketing degree, my options for what I could pursue were almost endless. I could have done sales, communications, analysis and probably 10 other things with my degree, but fortunately enough I ended up working for a small robotics start up located in Indianapolis, IN. For four years I honed my skills into what I really believe marketing should be about: developing a great product that meets real needs.
When it was time for a change in jobs, I was fortunate enough end up at a place that has the same desire that I do: to build great products that meet real needs. In my first month at DeveloperTown I have done more and learned more than I could have imagined. Not only have I gotten involved with four different start ups helping shape their vision and product through design, but I have been given the opportunity to get my hands dirty and learn Ruby on Rails and Haml for building out the sites.
By no means do I claim to be a developer. In fact, if any real developer looked at my code, I think they would vomit a little inside. But the great thing about DeveloperTown is that everyone is open and willing to help you learn. The one thing that I have learned is that everyone wants to help you out. I just pop on over to another person’s house, knock on the door and am invited in.
I am excited about what the future holds. I couldn’t imagine anything better than working in a start up that is helping build other start ups. Plus, who doesn’t love to bring their dog to work.