A change is as good as a rest they say, and the time has come for me to move on. After over three and a half years as a senior web developer at pixolith, in I am moving to trivago where I will be part of the frontend team.
For me, the change isn’t a sudden one, I have been thinking about trying something else for a while, and have been on the lookout for a new and different challenge. As a web developer at pixolith, I work on many different types of projects using different technologies and tools, and this is good, as one keeps learning new skills and new technologies.
But I was getting restless.
I have been interested in HTML5 since the and have gradually become more involved in the HTML5 community, from curating HTML5 Gallery and writing for HTML5 Doctor to writing a book on HTML5 Multimedia. And through this work I have become more concerned with writing semantically correct HTML and also in using this as a basis to improve the accessibility of websites.
This is one of the main reasons why I am moving to trivago, as they are currently in the process of creating a frontend operations team that will work on innovating all the user interfaces of all trivago tools and products. Part of this involves the introduction of a pattern library–which I am also looking forward to working with–but another aim is improving HTML semantics and accessibility. So I get to investigate and work with what I am deeply interested in. This can only be a good thing.
The only downside (for me!) is that now I have to learn how to use a Mac.
So while I am of course greatly looking forward to working at trivago, I am equally sad to be leaving pixolith where I have learnt a lot, met some good people, and had great fun along the way. Pixolith will always have a place in my heart and since trivago are also based in Düsseldorf, thankfully we will not become strangers.
To the future!