On August 2nd, 2021, I joined Wipro. On August 1st, 2022, I sat down to do a review of my past year. Initial impressions were not favourable, so I took the rest of the month to think about (1) why that was the case, and (2) what I intended to do about it.
The why isn’t complicated. Details aren’t appropriate here, but Wipro was not a good fit for me or my career. Once I was there, it became obvious there were no opportunities to grow my career in the direction I wish to take it, and the work—while important to the company—was not challenging in the ways I needed to help support that growth. Basically, the past year of efforts had been very good for Wipro but not for me.
The what I intend to do about it is leave. Today was my final day at Wipro. I weighed the option of sticking around while I find my Next Big Thing, but after a great deal of thinking decided against it. Considering all the variables, the best thing for me to do is to make a clean break then locate that Next Big Thing starting in 2023.
This means I have the luxury of dedicating the remainder of 2022 to things that have been neglected for the past year: writing my second book, the FOSS Governance Collection, this blog. I’ll also be continuing my work as vice chair of the LPI board of directors and chair of our governance committee, as a member of the TODO Group Steering Committee, and as series editor for the Open Source Book Series at Pragmatic Bookshelf. (and, knowing me, a couple other things will sneak into that list)
So there ya have it. I’m a free woman, doing her own thing for a while. If you’d like to talk to me about ideas you may have for my Next Big Thing, or if you’d just like to catch up because you haven’t seen me in a while, drop me a line. I’ll be happy to send over a Calendly link so we can chat. 😊