Wednesday, May 9, 2012

About Japan

I've been wanting to post about Japan for awhile.

I was there about 2 years ago for work. It was one of the toughest times of my career so far. Away from family. Longest hours worked ever. The most a client was ever disappointed in my career thus far. I hated it.

But, I loved it too. It was heroic. Likely the highlight of my career verses the toughest. How often does a twenty something nobody from Cleveland get sent overseas for a project?

We came in on top from a delivery standpoint. I also got to meet some incredible people and experience an incredible culture. The level of respect the Japanese people have for day to day things is incredible. I ate great food.

I could write a book about my experiences, and I've tried to sum it up in some posts, and them scrapped it, so I will keep it simple. Imagine thinking about writing up a story that can fill a book 100 pages long for 2 years, and in the end leaving at this.

Looking back on the code I wrote, it's been a point of reference for many things I've done after. We raised the bar on the project, and even two years later, I encounter clients trying to achieve what someone else had already done.

I've had some photos up for awhile, you can see them here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tepietrondi/tags/japan/.

That is it, what more can I say? Questions about traveling to Japan? Just go.

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