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Graham Morby
Graham Morby

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I'm a CTO!

Welcome to my journal, it's going to be a weekly blog about my journey into becoming a CTO.

Graham Morby CTO

So something crazy cool happened! I'm a CTO! It's insane.

I'm not even sure how it happened or why but it has. It's a very scary thought to think I have topped out in my career. I mean where do I even start, how to I switch my brain from developer to manager, where do I start with recruitment. How on earth do I manage a team?

The above thoughts have gone through my head in the last week and a half leading up to my first day. Even the drive to the office yesterday, my head was wracked full of various thoughts and ideas as to why this was a crazy bad idea! I mean I programme things, why on earth should I manage people!

I guess I'll be here to let you know how that goes over the coming weeks and months.

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Mike Talbot ⭐

Congratulations :) Looking forward to reading more... Development careers seem full of opportunities for impostor syndrome! Becoming a CTO directly from a development role is a good step though, worked for me.

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Jake Riches

Congrats!

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Cate

Congrats and all the best at your new role.

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Pranjal Jain

Hire Me xD 😝

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Michael Tharrington (he/him)

Major congrats, Graham! So awesome to hear this and wishing ya the best in your new position.

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Graham Morby

Thank you Michael!!

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Xander

Whenever I read CTO, I think "Chief Toilet Officer"

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Graham Morby

I would feel more comfortable as a Chief Toilet Officer!!

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Xander

No worries. I have a feeling you'll be doing great.
Best of luck, @grahammorby !

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Mike Talbot ⭐

In my last gig I turned up at the company HQ and found that as well as managing a large dev team, I was also responsible for the soap dispensers in all the toilets - so yeah that probably WAS the meaning of my job title there lol.

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Muhammad Sifat Hossain

@Xander don't be like that!

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Xander

:D a little bit of lol is ok

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Phil Ashby

Nice! We're gonna need some back story for this sir 😁

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Graham Morby

Back story will come in the coming blogs!

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Ali ibrahim

Congrats and all the best

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