“Why does it take longer to run from second base to third base than it takes to run from first to second? Because you have a short stop between second and third.”
Joshua wanted to be an airline pilot, or maybe a family doctor. One snag, though — they didn’t offer either option in his hometown of Watertown, S.D. So he chose the next best thing he could see himself making a career out of: networking. One thing was sure, though — he did not want to become a web programmer.
Funny how things work out.
Now, Joshua is Blend’s lead .NET developer, tasked with taking on our biggest projects while serving as our key resource on all things Microsoft web development. This includes both sides of the coin — the necessary (project estimating, infrastructure, educating) and the exciting (finding solutions to new problems, active development, humming Mark Morrison’s “Return of the Mack”).
That softball trophy? It’s his. Those goose calls? Also his. That certificate that shows he’s a fancy pants Episerver Certified Developer? That’s his as well. Just goes to show how good you can get, even if you never thought you’d be doing it in the first place.