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Anyone here in the Tech Industry?

Postby tamut98 on Fri May 08, 2015 1:22 pm

I am in the process of re-establishing a\my Austin area network.
I am primarily a software test professional.
If anybody here wouldn't mind spending an hour or so just talking about your take on the Austin area high tech job market, I would appreciate it.
First round (only round I can handle) is on me.
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Re: Anyone here in the Tech Industry?

Postby 12ozLongneck on Fri May 08, 2015 1:29 pm

Do a Kickstarter for your disruptive new hyperlocal social media app and you're gold.
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Re: Anyone here in the Tech Industry?

Postby eochs on Fri May 08, 2015 1:57 pm

I'm a DevOps manager at Rackspace in Austin
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Re: Anyone here in the Tech Industry?

Postby tamut98 on Fri Jun 05, 2015 2:08 pm

Sorry about never following up on this. Looking for a job is harder and more time consuming than an actual job. I got let go back in April at a company in Houston I had been at for almost 14 years. They basically moved all testing overseas in our business unit. I just received an offer last night from a company in Austin and ended up with an 11% bump in pay.
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Re: Anyone here in the Tech Industry?

Postby Drew Corleone on Fri Jun 05, 2015 2:20 pm

That is badass! Congrats, man! I love hearing stories about people that get shit on in one way or another and turn it into a net positive. Hope the new gig is fulfilling and that the extra cheddar finds its way into your vacation and/or booze fund, not higher housing/COLA.
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Re: Anyone here in the Tech Industry?

Postby UTwiz on Fri Jun 05, 2015 2:54 pm

Well done
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Re: Anyone here in the Tech Industry?

Postby LMQueen on Fri Jun 05, 2015 5:51 pm

Congratulations!


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Re: Anyone here in the Tech Industry?

Postby eochs on Fri Jun 05, 2015 8:08 pm

Awesome... What company? You still should have looked at Rackspace, amazing place and culture :)
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Re: Anyone here in the Tech Industry?

Postby tamut98 on Fri Jun 05, 2015 8:41 pm

Thanks everybody! Eochs, MaxPoint is where I will be working.
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Re: Anyone here in the Tech Industry?

Postby eochs on Mon Jun 08, 2015 9:47 am

neat... still, you should have looked here at Rackspace :) I like getting hiring referral bonuses, but even more I like bringing good folks to a great work culture
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Re: Anyone here in the Tech Industry?

Postby Bucharest on Mon Jun 08, 2015 2:31 pm

Maxpoint is actually one of my customers....what are you gonna' be doing for them?
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