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Discussion on: My first day as a software developer

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Chris McKay

I was hired by a man who started his own company out of his basement. After five weeks, I walked in to no one there. It turns out he was in the hospital receiving a diagnosis for leukemia. A week later, he passed away unexpectedly. I was immediately thrust into the lead developer position with his wife and brother as co-owners. I ended up staying with them for 11 years.