Thank you TechSmith

8 June, 2011 § 2 Comments

This past Friday was my last day working at TechSmith in Okemos, MI. I truly loved every day that I worked there and will continue to hold my former coworkers in high esteem.

My time at TechSmith included many great technical and not-so-technical efforts. I am enormously proud of myself and the others around me that worked on making software better for users and also showing off the great culture that is enjoyed at TechSmith.

I started at TechSmith as an intern and was the first person to begin working on the LDAP-authentication for Camtasia Relay. Back then, the product was called Cayenne and our beta releases were named after other variations of spicy peppers.

After interning on the team, I accepted an offer to join the company full-time. I championed the Camtasia Relay web console’s performance, a redesign of the PC client, security issues, and many other things.

But what I’m most proud of is not the technical achievements. I am most proud of my non-technical achievements. Throughout my life I have tried to have a gung-ho/just-do-it attitude. I started a brown-bag series for employees to demo side projects as well as internal Ignite presentations.

Towards the end of my tenure, I started working with Randall Brown on a public-facing developer blog for the company. TechSmith already has a really strong internal-facing blog for the developers at the company, but not all of the posts on that blog require signing an NDA. Our goal was to give back to the community and show off what a great company TechSmith is to work for.

It is with great sadness that I announce that I no longer work at TechSmith. It was a tough and emotional decision but I feel that I am making a necessary move for me to grow as an individual.

I will be starting at Mozilla Corporation as a software engineer on the Firefox team on June 13th. Wish me luck!

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§ 2 Responses to Thank you TechSmith

  • A.J. says:

    Hey Jared!

    Yes we will all wish you luck at your new place of employment; but nonetheless you will be missed! Keep updating your blog which is one of the ways we will be able to keep in touch! Oh and Stay Cool! :)

    • msujaws says:

      Awww thanks AJ. You stay cool too! I’m going to try to come back and visit in August. I’ll figure out the details as the date gets closer though. It’s been fun out here, but I miss throwing the football around during lunch and everything. Keep giving out high fives, I’ll be expecting one when I come back :)

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