I’m sorry my last post was about three months ago. But, I have a good excuse: I’m just married!
(and I took a nice and fast honeymoon vacation)
Besides that, after three happy years, full time at Caelum, here is the shocking news: I’m now part of the Locaweb team!
This was (and is still being) a very hard decision. People close to me know, that I have a nice and strong relationship with Caelum. Man, I love the company!
I’m feeling very strange, because I’m sad I’m no more full time at Caelum and, at the same time, I’m extremely excited with the new challenges which are about to come. My decision to join Locaweb, which is a really good place to work, just proves I’m very anxious to make a good job there. Other than that, I’m going to sit near very known people as my friend Fabio Akita and Daniel Cukier, just to cite some.
I’m joining the talented Cloud Computing team and I hope I can help them to improve the Cloud Server product. An enormous responsibility!
Locaweb is a huge company and I must admit I’m a little bit scared with the size of things there. They have many teams working on a big diversity of challenging products. They even have their own Datacenter! Locaweb already embraced agile and people there are very open minded, because as a hosting provider, they have to deal with almost all kind of technology.
Because of my work prior to Locaweb, I know the expectations on me are quite high. I like being honest and just to be clear, I’m not better than anyone. I’m relatively new to this area, so I still have too much to learn. Fortunately, I already know many people at Locaweb and I really believe they will help me start being productive. Additionally, there are areas I know I can give something. I’m joining to help, not to prove anything to anyone.
It’s also important to say, that I couldn’t fully leave Caelum. I’m still part of the team, as an instructor, and I keep helping them in many areas, such as the book, courses, textbooks, internal discussions, events, talks and where else I can.
That’s it. Comments, questions and feature suggestions are, as always, welcome. As a cloud provider, I’m happy to hear what would you like to see in a cloud product and what can we do to help you scale and earn profit.
From now on, I stop referring to Locaweb as “they” and instead as “we at Locaweb …”.
38 thoughts on “Status report: new job, new life”
Welcome to our team !!!
Congratz and cheers.
I sure start using RoR Locaweb clouding now 🙂
And good luck in this your new challenge. We’ll be expecting news about your new experiences and possible solutions for the problems that you’re going to have from now on.
I’m anxious for your Rails course next week here in Fortaleza 🙂
Congrats! You’ll see how things will go well!
Parabéns Kung, mas por favor continue com os cursos…eu ainda quero ser sexy e aprender Rails!
I know how difficult it is to leave this company.
I am very grateful to you, for being my tutor and teaching me all the things I know about Rails.
Very luck in this new phase, my friend! You certainly deserves it!
Congrats and good luck on your new job!
Good luck on your new job !
It surprise me this subject!
Good luck !
Hey Kung, congratulations!
This is life: a bunch of roads to choose. 😉
Success in your new job (I know that you will be successful!). 🙂
Congratulations for the new job.
New times and new challenges have come.
Success in Locaweb.
Hey man, congratulations!
You have been working really hard in the last years and you deserve a great job and success as you already had and have now. I know that you love what you do and thats why a lot of people like to listen to what you have to say in your classes and presentations at the conferences. Never loose your enthusiasm.
Toda boa sorte na nova caminhada, é isso! =]
Good luck on your new way..
we are very happy with your coming. Locaweb, as you said, is a great place to work. I’m sure we will do a lot of work together. I hope I can learn a lot from you and help you whenever I can. Very welcome!
Definitely great to have you onboard 🙂 Everybody is excited.
Eu sei exatamente como você está se sentindo: quando saí da Globo.com no início desse mês eu também me senti com essa mesma sensação estranha; é realmente muito difícil deixar um lugar que a gente tanto gosta, ainda que em busca de outros desafios também muito interessantes.
Te desejo toda a sorte do mundo, meu caro. Tenho certeza que vai arrebentar lá na Locaweb!
Um grande abraço,
Let’s have some cofee-chat on programming languages one of these days 🙂
Todo sucesso do mundo para você! É sempre bom “encarar” novos desafios. Pois são eles que nós fazem crescer cada dia mais!
Abraços e sucesso nessa sua nova caminhada!
Boa sorte na sua nova jornada Kung. Não deixe de postar suas experiências por aqui …
Welcome to the team. Really it’s a great place to work.
Congratulations and good luck.
Good luck in your new Job, Chinês Negão 🙂
Congratulations and good luck on the new job!
Congratulations Fabio, and good luck, you will have a good way to go.
Congrats , Guy … and good work!!!
Are you still the intructor for RR course at Caelum ?
Yes, I am (fortunately).
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Sei que estou um pouco atrasado, mas mesmo assim desejo sucesso com os novos desafios!
I just found your blog. Congratulations to your (not so new anymore) new job and of course to your marriage.
Wish you all the best for the future.
Philipp from Aachen