On Friday I’ve joined my former colleagues at Badoo for Halloween celebration, for the first time in ~6 months. And that was such a rollercoaster emotioinally. Because I’ve suddenly understood, that I’ve missed them just SO MUCH.
Because I don’t care about:
But the only thing I care about is: my (former) colleagues. My friends. Katya, Yulia (now working for Skyeng though), Zhenya, Vova (looking thru the camera as they’re in London now), Dima, Lesha.
I was so happy to see them all again.
And so unhappy to leave.
(Because this summer was so rich in experiences, that there’s the world of difference between me-from-April and the current me. And the current me would appreciate the opportunity to work with these guys once again very much.
But that’s a whole other story and I’m planning to stay at a current workplace for a while, because it’s a great place too and it’s in Zelenograd. And the guys are very cool. They’re the true masters. I have a world of learning from them ahead.)
And then, yesterday, I was sitting with my friends (Y-s) here in Zelek. And we were discussing DevOps and something related (what exactly are Jenkins, Chef and Docker, something like that). I said: “so this guy we all know, Wombat, is using Python + Golang as well, so I’m going to invite him to work on my projects”.
And they said something like: “oh, yeah, he’s the right person for that, because he’s like you, uh… he’s actually… crazy or something? :)”
And for some reason this hit me very hard.
This harmless joke has uncovered a big pain of mine. I miss a community. My friends are evenly spread across Ufa, Moscow, St. Petersburg, London, Berlin and some smaller cities too. But there’s more to this…
Hacker in the sense of Hacker culture Wikipedia article, i.e. hacker == the person who likes to deal with complex system, understand, how it works, play with it, etc. And have fun!
I actually had it at Badoo, but didn’t appreciate that much. But right now the things changed drastically. And I will go out and actively seek those meaningful connections with other hackers. Because right now I feel like one. And that means - I actually am one (or will become one day).
Because, as dlinyj once told me, we have to stick together, because I see, that you’re like us.
Back then I didn’t quite get that, so I was like, “yea, you’re right, so uh… okay”.
Boy do I get that now.
I feel that with all my goddamn heart.
We have to stick together.