In case you haven’t been following me, I left migme (previously known as mig33) after 4 years and 7 months there. I went in as a Web Engineer and along the way I got promoted to Senior Web Engineer. It has been an awesome ride with my fellow colleagues in migme.
Here is my farewell message to them:
Today is my last day in mig! As some of you might have known, this is my first job and it has been an awesome 4 1/2 years ride with ups and downs. It seems Steven has given a lot of people their first jobs in mig.
I came in as a web engineer who knows how to code but doesn’t know much about web servers, but over the years I gained a lot of hands-on experience with playing with servers. Thanks to all the seniors who have taught and guided me well.
At times, I might not be the easiest person to work with but as what Lee Kuan Yew once said, “I did what I thought was right, given the circumstances, given my knowledge at the time, given the pressures on me at the time. That’s finished, done. I move forward. You keep on harking back, it’s just wasting time.”
I would think of myself as graduated rather than leaving! Who knows I might be back again for “post-graduate” studies
Today, is my first day of work in Tech in Asia as The Tech Guy. The role is pretty simple, I am in-charge of everything that is engineering/tech related. So if there is anything wrong with the website, you can blame me for it =p
They are using WordPress to power most of their sites and hopefully my experience in WordPress coupled with some devops experience that I obtained in migme, will be able to bring them forward.
Over the next couple of weeks, my immediate priority would be to scale the site by separating the services into different servers. Right now everything is being hosted on a single VPS and MySQL has become our bottleneck.