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Derick Hess

Last company I worked there for 9 years. First as a developer, then staff scientist, then managing the Software and IT departments. Loved that job, but it was time to take on something new so I started a new job in quantum computing in June.

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Davide de Paolis Author

wow. and how did you find the transition from managing to being "in the fields" again - on something new?

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Derick Hess

I found it refreshing. The transition was a bit abrupt and a big changes. It did mean I get to work on code a lot more now, which was nice and a. little intimidating.

I definitely prefer coding to days full of meetings, working groups and calls.

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Davide de Paolis Author

I think too working actively on solutions is more interesting than meetings and political management stuff.

I always find interesting hearing stories of people "downscaling" from people management back to coding. Thanx for taking the time to comment.