This week I graduated from ITP, and it’s bitter sweet. I hope to find a place with such a concentration of talented, creative, and intellectually curious people in my future days.

As for now, I will continue building on Notestream, and dive further into Backbone.js, and get a cursory understanding of the Go language. I also want to find some kind of mentor so I can write more efficient Javascript and learn better coding practices.

This is also a time for me to self-assess in terms of employment. What are my strengths and where am I mediocre? What type of organization do I want to work with? What are my goals for the next 18 months? Now that I have some time on my hands, I can figure out what I plan on doing post-ITP.

With that said, there are a couple “must-haves” going forward in terms of my career in design and software development:

  • Work with a team of people who love what they do.

  • Be challenged by what I am doing and proud of the work I am putting into the world.

I have a feeling the rest will fall into place.