About two years ago I started an experiment. I wanted to see if I could sell software as a side-gig. I released PowerShell Pro Tools followed by Universal Dashboard. The last two years has been a bit crazy. I moved to Idaho with my fiance. We are planning a wedding and Ironman Software has really started to gain some traction.
Yesterday was my last day as a full time STEALTHbits employee.
STEATLHbits has been a fantastic company to work for. They allowed me to work remotely and part time, I got to work with some of my best buds and I learned an enormous amount of about the security space. It allowed me to take my skills further and work with technologies I’d never used.
It’s bittersweet as I have worked on and off with the same crew from our years at Quest, Dell and now STEALTHbits. I’m sure it won’t be the last time I get shot with a Nerf dart from the SBits gang.
Hello, Ironman Software
Today, I become a full time employee of my own software company. I’m excited and nervous. I can’t wait to dedicate my time to the projects that have consumed my evenings and weekends. I’ve wanted to do this for years. Ever since PoshTools became such a popular extension I dreamed of the day I could work on projects like that full time. It’s now time to make that a reality.
Now that I have full time focus on Ironman Software, I have a full time focus on improving the open-source and enterprise software that we create. I can dedicate my time to projects such as getting PowerShell Editor Services into Visual Studio via PoshTools and focus on improving the usability of Universal Dashboard to make it simpler to use and more resilient. I even have some time to contract out some custom Universal Dashboard development.
After that? Who knows? I have lots of ideas floating around for improvements to existing projects and products. I also hope to be able to blog more, travel a bit, improve the documentation and education around the tools I build and enjoy the wilderness that surrounds me. I’ve spent a lot of time enjoying Idaho but I hope that I can find more time now that I’m not working 1.5 jobs.
Need my help?
Now that I have some time I’ll be available for contract to do training, custom development and consulting. I’ll mainly be focused on building products but would love to be able to help make you successful with them.
Drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org