A year has passed since I left my corporate job and started an exciting journey. I was not expecting this time fly so fast. One of the reasons behind leaving a well-paying corporate job was that I was not able to satisfy my hunger for knowledge. I used to feel guilty of not utilizing my time in things I wanted to do and rather get stuck in things I call unavoidable clutter. Well, this year, I had been doing what I thought was the best use of my time and it is an amazing experience.
I want to highlight some of the achievements of 2018 for a record.
A small corporate office in Delhi – This was the first step towards going full-time agency way. The ideology followed was that of a lean startup – Get only what is absolutely necessary and nothing more. Initially the office was entirely open but as the projects started flowing, a cabin for client calls and personal discussions became a necessity and this was addressed two months back.
A team of engineers – I decided to engage with young and energetic talent. Although it takes some time and patience to make them technically productive and set right expectations but it is worth the effort. We believe in an open culture and people don’t hesitate to seek help if they are stuck. Today we are a team of seven and the energy on floor is high.
Long term clients – One of the testimonies of whether we are heading in the right direction is when the clients decide to stick with us. Nothing can beat a feeling when one project completes and the client is happy to offer another. We have been lucky in finding such clients but I must say the decision to stick to us is because of the dedication of the team to serve.
New technologies and frameworks – We decided to stick with cutting-edge technologies in web and mobile development. We built projects on latest technologies from ground-up and delivered them successfully. We also keep looking for opportunities in other languages which we are still learning.
Apart from using languages and sdks, we also decided to explore popular CMS platforms like WordPress and Umbraco. We are excited about these platforms and are planning to add more (e-commerce and ERPs) to our toolkit.
In the coming year, I hope we keep our pace and enjoy this journey.