I've been tinkering away here at this blog for a few years. And there has been absolutely no financial reward to speak of. I express my opinions, stories and technical understanding for the blog-o-sphere day in and day out.
I'm not expecting much. I do it for the pleasure of self expression and to keep the mind busy.
And I've been plugging away at IT here in the Tampa Bay area for close to two decades. Yet I'm basically an unknown. There's people moving to the area who seem to get a running start and pass me by.
It took me a while to get into the full BI stack but now I'm programming every day, full life cycle. I really have no complaints.
Yet, a few weeks ago, I was taken aback. I opened my email. And there was a recruiter solicitation. Now I get emails very often from people in state and out of state. But this one caught my attention. Because of the sender.
It was a recruiter from Facebook. Asking me to apply for a Data Engineer position. Holy smokes. The big leagues. After all these years, somebody finally noticed.
I don't want to discuss the details of the exchange, suffice to say, I'm not in a position to relocate at the moment. And the position requires it.
That was a great honor to be asked to interview for such a prestigious position at the top internet company in the world. With a chance to work on the largest data sets on the planet.
I write it here to validate that it happened, to brag a bit and to say that blogging could have played a factor in them reaching out.
Not being in a position to relocate, I had to decline the interview.
I'm just going to keep on doing what I've been doing for years.
And so it goes~!