Today is my last day in the first 100% (non freelance) job I had. It’s funny to see how man can be attached to a team and to an environment.
It was a great experience for me, they recruited me even before I finished my MS, 1 and 1/2 year ago. I learned a lot, realized that what you learn at University is not easily applicable in real world and that sometime the harder is to understand how people think (depending of their department, background, culture, …).
I think that one of the most important lessons I have learned is to trust in my ideas and to try to explain them at the lowest commun denominator. I have also learned to understand that when you lead a company, you need income, so perfection is not always the goal: produce and then try to perfect the product (my boss was right on this). Small iteration in web development are very important as project are easily changed but it demands a good organization.
I will now have 1 week holiday and then start my new job at Microsoft (Unified Communications) in Zurich, woooaaw.