Kristian Lunde

Archive for July, 2009

Moving on – looking into the future

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I resigned from my position at Orange Bus this week as you probably already know, and I thought I would keep you updated on what I am up to now. This has been a very hectic week, I have had several interviews and talked to a lot of interesting people. I have pretty much been running in meetings, talking, sending and answering emails and using twitter. Twitter has proven to be a brilliant tool I am surprised by all the response I got through twitter when I posted the message about my resignation.

At the moment I am looking into two possible permanent jobs, both seem interesting but I am not at all sure that this is the way I want to go. What I have discovered the past few days is that there is a lot of good ideas out there, these ideas need to be developed, they need technical assistance and a lot of them need more than just the technical assistance. They need partnerships, they need to team up with someone and work together.

I have also seen that the freelancers in Newcastle are piled down in work, they have so much to do that they don’t know how to get it all done in time. These things have caught my attention, all the freelancers I have spoken to and all the people with the great ideas have this spark, glow and enthusiasm I have talked so much about. They love what they are doing and they really believe in their ideas or products. They are the kind of people I would like to work with, and I am at the moment looking into starting up my own company. I know there is enough work out there, and I believe that I can make a difference and help and assist some of these people.

Walking a path without knowing where it ends up is very interesting and I am sure this will lead me to the right place. I look forward to the coming weeks and I am loving every minute of this.

Written by Kristian Lunde

July 25th, 2009 at 7:14 pm

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Going our separate ways

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Yesterday (21 July 2009) I chose to resign from my position in Orange Bus. It was a very difficult decision to take, because I like the company and I like the people working there. I do however believe I took the right decision, it was something I had been thinking about for quite a while.

The most frequent question I have been asked the last 24 hours is:

Why did you resign from Orange Bus?…. I thought Orange Bus was a good place to work.

First of all I would like to say that YES!! Orange Bus is a good place to work. I have nothing bad to say about Orange Bus, they are a innovative and experienced web agency, have a brilliant team, and provide their customers with smart and solid web solutions.

My reason for resigning is much more personal, I have the last 4 months been seeing my enthusiasm and “spark” disappear bit by bit. This has scared me tremendously, because without my “spark” without that enthusiasm I am no longer a good developer and my creativity are not what it should be without it the “spark”. I spent a while trying to figure out why this was happening, and it took me some time before I found the problem.

I did not do what I am best at and likes to do the most, designing the architectural layout of software and develop in a way I enjoy. Drupal which is the main development platform in Orange Bus is a very good CMS (Content Management System) and I hugely respect it and the people behind it. I do however feel that this is not a platform I am very comfortable with. This is purely a personal preference.

To resign from a job without having a new job might seem idiotic in the current economical climate, but I honestly believe this was the best to do both for myself and for Orange Bus, neither of us would benefit from me staying. I am confident that I will find a new job and I look forward to talking it on. I have already had a few interviews and talked with some interesting people. I have a few ideas I would really like to see put to life, so I might set up my own company back in Norway. If and when that happens I will make sure to let you know. For now I will stay in Newcastle and see what happens.

There is no hard feelings between myself and Orange Bus, I have had a very good time there and I have learned a lot, I wish them all the best in the future.

Written by Kristian Lunde

July 22nd, 2009 at 5:30 pm

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