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Full-time web developer. Part-time smart ass.

I'm Brent Collier.

After a year and a half as an engineer on Twitter's Trust & Safety team, I'm looking for my next gig. Contact me if you know of something interesting.


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Posted on 03/12/2008

It's true...

As of March 14th, I'll be done at kajeet.  I'll be sad to go as I have kajeet to thank for many things in my life.  As a stepping-stone in my career, they entrusted me with numerous responsibilities (sometime more than I wanted) which helped boost my confidence and abilities.  They gave me my first exposure to the start-up lifestyle, of which I'm definitely a fan.  I made a bunch of create friends while I was there, one of whom I even started and sold a company with.

Unfortunately, I need to move on.  I liked my job, but the DC Metro area is a very expensive place to live, and to top it all off, I recently found out that my wife is pregnant again.  Given this news, there's just no way that I can afford to continue living in this area.

After a bit of searching, I managed to secure a position with Near-Time in Raleigh, North Carolina.  I'm really excited about this for several reasons.  Number one, its in Raleigh (Durham actually).  I've been trying to make my way down to that area for several years now, and its finally going to happen.  Number two, its a Rails developer postion, so I'll finally be transitioning over from Java to Rails.  And number three, its another start-up.  I've come to the conclusion that I just don't fit in the typical corporate environment, and that my personality is just better suited for a start-up.

So, between moving, a new job, and a new baby, I've got a lot going on right now.