Thursday, September 23, 2004

Working for Sonos 

Life is what happens when you are making other plans. Where did I go? Well, sometime around Dec, or the end of Jan I got a phone call from a friend of mine, who is also a recruiter, about a new job at an unknown startup. "Just go in and talk to these guys.. what do you have to lose?", he said. "But I have a job. I just got a job. I love my job." I had just taken a great job at Macromedia (see previous posts). I had no desire to change jobs, or to be looking for a job, or thinking about a new job. I was happy at Macromedia, and ready to finish up Flex and watch that product fly. Ok, actually, I did finish up most of the Web Services work for Flex in the end. We had a great SOAP stack written in Action Script. Wow, I just browsed some of the Flex pages and it is freaking amazing, no?

After a while I agreed to interview with Rincon Networks, which later became Sonos. I signed an NDA, checked out what they were doing, and knew right away that I had to take the job. I was hired as the lead Windows programmer for a new digital home stereo product called the ZonePlayer.

At Sonos I have built the Sonos Desktop Controller. This application is a control surface for the Sonos Digital Music System. I've been coding non-stop since I took the job in January. It has been one of the greatest projects I have ever worked on. And one of the most talented teams I have ever known.

I might have more cycles to write about it, but for now I'm just going to get the product done and sit back and listen to some music.


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