From new to old, and from old to new
If you haven’t heard already: Nodejitsu is joining the team at GoDaddy. I can only speak of my own experience, but I imagine that every startup exit is much like running the startup itself: a whirlwind of emotions that takes a high constitution to process. Now don’t read any negative connotations in that statement since a whirlwind of positive emotions is still a whirlwind of emotions. The startup rollercoaster. After all, no one said that building a technically challenging vision on a brand new technology that was still evolving while simultaneously helping the underlying technology itself (Node.js) become successful was going to be easy.
If it was easy it would just be the way.
Being a founder, CEO, and technical product manager over the last (almost) five years at Nodejitsu is and has been an amazing experience. I often tell people who are thinking of starting companies: don’t. Expressing that sentiment is only to deter those without the wherewithal and grit to withstand the whirlwinds of a tempest of their own design.
Focusing my mind on the next set of growth and big challenges the whirlwind subsides and all I feel is excitement. Excited about what we are working on at GoDaddy. Excited to be a part of the Node.js community while simultaneously not being a vendor that profits off of it. Excited for the newfound time to work on Open Source projects that need it.
In short: I’m long on the future. This was just the beginning.