Old Motivation vs New
I began blogging over the summer as a cheap way of promoting the startups i was working with. When I found a potential investor I was asked to stop, and subsequently I took a job with that investor. I couldn’t see much point in continuing the blog, I thought “I’ve had my fun now things will settle down” so as i started a 9 to 5 job I waited for everything to slow down; but its been three weeks and it seems something interesting happens nearly everyday.
I have a feeling I’m on the verge of something very exciting so I’ve decided to start blogging again. While my original reason for this blog was shameless self promotion, I found it was actually a lot more useful for other things; for one it was a great way to catalog everything for myself and also for keeping friends up to date.
So basically I’ve restarted in the expectation some incredible things will happen in the next few months and I want to actively document and share them.
So I finished the summer in the Ryan Academy and IBYE (unfortunatley didnt win either). I was then accepted onto IoT startup scaleup and the start up I was running had a big pitch. The pitch didn’t go well and everything fizzled out for about a week or two. I then did what any sane person would do, I began looking around for a job and tried to figure out when I would go back to college to finish a Msc/Phd. I sat through a few interviews with the aim of continuing the start ups in the evening and weekends. I also took part in the introduction week of workshops with the startup scale up program which was incredible.
I had a few promising interviews lined up and quite a nice job offer. Then I was offered a position from a company I had worked with over the summer, the position was basically an opportunity to finish what i had started but within a company.The task should be a three person job and I was asked to do it on my own in a short time period even for a full team, but I knew I had to take the position. The first week was one of sleepless night as I came to terms with the task but by the Thursday I had it under control and knew exactly what i had to do. Ive been asked not to talk about what I’m building basically because Ireland is so small. I can say Its a significant engineering challenge and when i pull it off it will have the potential to change an industry (even if a niche industry).
On the week I started my new job I graduated on the same Thursday. The very next day I traveled to City West to take part in the social minds hackaton, this event deserves its own post, but to summarize for the weekend we were given accommodation in a local hotel, it had participants from all over Ireland both North and South and the US, the quality of the participants was incredible and the format helped to get the most out of the event. On the Saturday I traveled to the Dcu graduation ball, then back to city west to finish the hackaton.
Following the Grad weekend I become heavily involved in three new exciting projects, one is SSA from the hackaton, I intend to give each project its own post, hopefully over the weekend I also intend to build an actual website i just havent got around to it yet.
Watch this space Ill post an entry by Monday on SSA tech and by Wednesday on a new venture im launching.