Three months ago I left JetBrains because I took an opportunity at MongoDB as a Keynote Storyteller. Today I am returning to JetBrains as a Java Developer Advocate.
But that’s what a probation period is for, right? It’s a chance for the company to check out if you’re a good fit for them and more importantly, for you to check out if they’re a good fit for you. The probation period is a chance to test theories, form hypotheses and have new experiences.
In the last few weeks, while in my probation period at MongoDB, I realised two things. Firstly that it wasn’t a good fit for me, and secondly that I missed the work I was doing at JetBrains and the people I was doing that work with. Plus, life is short; we all have to find our own way.
I consider myself very fortunate, and I’m grateful to my colleagues for welcoming me back to a role where I know I can add value and work with the diverse and talented Java community once again.
I’m looking forward to continuing work on the IntelliJ IDEA Guide, creating videos for our YouTube channel, as well as getting to know the amazing Java community better. Trisha Gee and I are also busy on our book Getting to Know IntelliJ IDEA! I’ll share more updates once I’m re-settled and up to speed!
Let’s do this!
Really glad you’re back in your happy place 😊 Trial periods are great and even greater is the fact you knew you wanted to leave/return after it, I’m sure your colleagues are excited to welcome you back!